Oak Ridge, TN
A 38-year-old female asked about a 38-year-old member:
Can stress cause spotting even while on birth control? i started a new pack of birth control on sunday after having a period and im still spotting today (tuesday). i normally dont spot after starting a new pack. been under a lot of stress?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Menstrual cycles can fluctuate from month to month (even on OCP) depending on hormone fluctuation caused by stress, weight loss/gain, exercise, and lack of sleep. It is not usually a concern if this happens once or twice. If your cycles cause increased bleeding or you stop bleeding you may want to talk to you Dr about the situation and have a thorough exam and lab tests.
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Answered Apr 06, 2021
Last updated Apr 6, 2021
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