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Travis Afb, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

trying to get pregnant after stopping loestrin. had a light 4-day period immediately, then a heavier 4-day one 2 weeks later with small clots. what could cause this?

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Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ovarian hormones: The light cycle coming off loestrin was probably just withdrawal bleeding from coming off the pill. The subsequent bleeding is from the ovaries recruiting follicles to produce hormones again but hasn't had time to regulate. Give this a couple of months and see what happens.

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Last updated Jun 6, 2015

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