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A 24-year-old female asked:

on mini pill birth control for 3 months now. today is day 7 of my period still bright red blood full flow, sore breasts and cramping. this is unusual my period is usually 5 days max. what could be going on, is the bleeding going to stop soon?

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Dr. Stanley Swaby
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes.: Irregular bleeding is common with the mini pill or any contraceptive pill during the first 3 to 6 months of starting. Continue taking the pill at the same time each day. The bleeding will subside.

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