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Despite being on birth control, i've been bleeding and cramping for ten weeks. Thyroid levels are normal, and not preg. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Polyp or fibroid

When women take birth control pills, usually the bleeding is regular. There are hormonal reasons why bleeding occurs like that and sometimes the pills thin out the lining of the uterus and cause that, but first i would recommend making sure there is nothing anatomical causing the bleeding.
Uterine fibroids and polyps can cause that. Depending on your age, sometimes a quick office biopsy of the uterine lining is warranted as well.

In brief: Polyp or fibroid

When women take birth control pills, usually the bleeding is regular. There are hormonal reasons why bleeding occurs like that and sometimes the pills thin out the lining of the uterus and cause that, but first i would recommend making sure there is nothing anatomical causing the bleeding.
Uterine fibroids and polyps can cause that. Depending on your age, sometimes a quick office biopsy of the uterine lining is warranted as well.
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
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In brief: Abnormal hormones

There are various levels and types of hormones in birth control pills and sometimes different brands need to be tried to get the right combination.
Othertimes problems can be present like infections, fibroids, adenomyosis, polyps, etc and further diagnostic tests and ultrasound may need to be performed.

In brief: Abnormal hormones

There are various levels and types of hormones in birth control pills and sometimes different brands need to be tried to get the right combination.
Othertimes problems can be present like infections, fibroids, adenomyosis, polyps, etc and further diagnostic tests and ultrasound may need to be performed.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
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