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A 23-year-old female asked:

I got a 2 week early period. i'm on the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and my period is really heavy but very thin blood. what is wrong with me ? how long will this be?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.

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Last updated May 25, 2018

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