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How Long Does The Heavy Vaginal Bleeding Last After You Start Taking Birth Control Pills
Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
I have have a really light vaginal bleeding and I am taking birth control pills. I have a light brown/clearish or white discharge with no odor.
I think I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding. I just had my period a week ago and i’m bleeding again. I am on birth control pills.
Immediate exam: There are a myriad of possible causes of your vaginal bleeding ranging from changing or stopping birth control pills, to a forgotten (retained) tampon, cancer, hyperthyroidism & infection. The sooner you are properly examined and treated the better your chances for a full recovery. So please go to a medical clinic for an examination as soon as possible! I wish you the best with your health! ...Read more
Constant vaginal bleeding for a yr now, sometime clotty, perscribed birth control for it but not working, no pain, a bit over weight, what could it be?
A bit 'fluffy': Obesity can cause menstrual irregularity and prolonged bleeding due to the conversion of androstenedione to estrone from peripheral fat, an active estrogen that feeds messages back to the pituitary gland and the poor lining of the womb (endometrium) gets 'confused' and sheds inappropriately. Check with your md for alternative rx's since the oral contraceptive is not working. Weight loss helps. ...Read more
I have had abnormal vaginal bleeding for 13 days straight after having normal 4-5 day cycles while on the birth control pill for 15 years. concerned.
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. ...Read more
I recently started my birth control shot on December 11th. For the last three weeks I have experienced vaginal bleeding. Not a flow. I need advice.
Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. You are right that for some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and stop having periods. ...Read more
I skipped my birth control and took 2 pills the next day. I’ve been experiencing moderate vaginal bleeding for the past 3-4 days is that normal?
Intercourse last night then woke up in middle of the night with heavy vaginal bleeding. Happened years ago few times. In middle of BC pills pack now ?
See GYN: Let the GYN know that on a rare occasion you get heavy bleeding after intercourse. Depending on the angle of penile insertion, the force, the body positions, etc. ..intercourse can cause bleeding. You should get a clinical evaluation by a GYN doctor to diagnose why and where the bleeding may be coming from. Best wishes. ...Read more
I fell down my stairs 13 days ago and have had vaginal bleeding ever since, is this normal? Im on birth control too.
Had some light vaginal bleeding after having sex. On birth control, no sti's, no internal pain. Some light discomfort around bottom of labia minora.
A former pupil complains that after she went on the birth control implant after giving birth at 15, she has foul-smelling vaginal bleeding.
Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heavy vaginal bleeding on and off for 3 months I have had heavy vaginal bleeding on and off for 3 months now. Bleeding will last 2 days to 2 weeks with dry spots of no more than a week inbetween. Im urinating frequantly, tired and moody and I am having ab
Should, or does?: It should only last for a month or so - but if it lasts longer, it may be difficult to stop. Some people will have to discontinue certain birth control pills due to irregular or unpredictable bleeding. A sonogram is helpful to look for other structural causes of abnormal bleeding, but progestin only pills do not do as good a job at regulating cycles as do estrogen/progestin birth control 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
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