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Heavy Bleeding While On Birth Control
Its it normal to have bad cramps and a period lasting almost 2 weeks with heavy bleeding while on birth control pills?
No: There is another reason for the bleeding so consult the MD who gave you the pills. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Is it extremely unusual to experience heavy bleeding and cramping while taking active birth control pills?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common 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. ...Read more
I ve been on the birth control shot for about 9 months and I have recently started having irregular heavy bleeding ?
A bad side effect!: Unfortunately, irregular bleeding with the depo-provera shot is all too common. While many women have no bleeding at all with the shot, others have a lot of trouble with bleeding too often and too heavily. Ironically, we sometimes add birthcontrol pills for a few months to try to get the bleeding under control. Bleeding from the depo-provera is often because the lining of the uterus gets too thin. ...Read more
I have been on natasia birth control for two years now. For the last week i've been having extremely heavy bleeding with a lot of dark brown clots.
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I started my new birth control pill 1 week ago. I've been bleeding heavily since day 1. How many days of heavy bleeding are normal?
BCP bleeding: if you started the new bcp when you were having a regular period, and your periods were regular prior to starting, one potential cause of persistent bleeding might be not taking them at the same time every evening. They are very low dose, and it is important to take within the hour of the last days pill. They may also be too low for your metabolism. Consult your provider if this persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What all do you have to get done to get on birth control for heavy bleeding reasons not because sexual activity because I'm a virgin?
See your doctor: Your family doctor or GYN should be able to talk to you and do an exam and bloodwork to determine if the birth control pill will help with your heavy periods. You can help move the process along by having a period "diary" for a couple of months to take in with you to the consultation. Note when you have periods, how many days are heavy, cramping, etc.. ...Read more
I have been on a birth control pill for 23 days now and i have had heavy bleeding every day since starting and taking it consistently. is this normal?
No: not normal but likely nothing bad. it may just be the timing of when you started it. if you started it during your period as opposed to at other times that can affect whether your bleeding is in sync. also the type of pill may affect that as well. i would just speak to your doctor ...Read more
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Told going thru change. Severe pain w/heavy bleeding off/on every 2 wks. Take progesterone birth control too. Is the pain & bleeding pattern normal?
No: You are probably having breakthru bleeding from the Progesterone pill. However, there may be something inside your uterus that is adding to the problem. See your gynecologist regarding a possible biopsy of the lining of your uterus (office test) and then a change in your birth control. It would be uncommon to be perimenopausal at your age, although not unheard of. U/s may be helpful & pelvic exam. ...Read more
Very heavy bleeding on birth control. Got then from planned parenthood. Is there a doctor there who can treat me=any thoughts?
MD or NP: A nurse practitioner is usually available at planned parenthood to see patients. He/she is usually supervised by an md. You could request to be seen by either if you desire. ...Read more
Been on birth control pills for 5 years. I missed one pill and consumed alcohol the same night. I woke up to very heavy bleeding and pains for 4 days?
I want to place mirena (levonorgestrel) not for birth control purposes but to help me with the heavy bleeding which is causing me sever iron difecency .Shall i?
No: We expect periods to get lighter, not heavier, on the pill. You should consult your doctor to look for other explanations. ...Read more
A week ago I missed a birth control pill and for the last 7 days I've had heavy bleeding and cramping. Will this go away?
Since I turned 44 I have sleep anxiety that wakes me up multiple times. I feel worse on an estrogen birth control pill, better on a progesterone only pill. But because I have a large fibroid, I have heavy bleeding on the progesterone only pill.
Truncated question: Sorry please ask a specific question for this format, or see your doctor to get a question answered. ...Read more
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