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Prolonged bleeding on birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi. My period came on the 6th of last month and went off on the 11th. And came on again 11 days later "the 23rd". I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I've now been on my period for 12 days. I went to the doctor and they didnt check for anything. They just assumed it was my birth control and switched me. Is there any chance at all that I could be pregnant or that its something a little more serious?
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
Doctor :  
ok
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please give me some time to read through your history
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are you on any birth control pills?
User :   i was put i stopped them like 5days ago
Doctor :  
ok
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did the bleeding happen after stopping them?
User :   before
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ok
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since when are you taking these birth control pills?
User :   i been taking them for a couple of months now i stopped due to me bleeding this lond
User :   long
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ok
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were your periods regular before starting them?
User :   yes
User :   and after this is the first time this has happened
Doctor :  
ok
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i would suggest you to go back for a repeat check from a different doctor, get few blood tests and a ultrasound scan done
Doctor :  
blood tests will include doing these tests
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
FSH, LH, Prolactin, TSH and complete hemogram
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?

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