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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have a very heavy period and painful cramps the first month while on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp? if so, should i change pills?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Wait another month.: Wait for the second month to see if the problem persists before changing.
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Last updated Apr 28, 2013

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