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Bleeeding post abruptly stopping the birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello! i recently came on my menstrual on the 9th of August and stayed on until th 16th. my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex on the 16. he stayed in. i am currently having really bad cramps, and heavy brown blood. what is going on with me?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello!
User :   thank yu for yur help
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   Did you have any medications after that?
User :   i started to take my birth controls the day after, but then i stopped that sunday
Doctor :   Since when are you on OC pills?
User :   whats OC?
Doctor :   I mean birth control pills
User :   i started the 16th of august. but i stopped that sunday
Doctor :   Is this the first time you had unprotected i9ntercourse?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Probably it is because of the pills you had which caused hormonal imbalance and have ;ead to breakthrough bleeding.
Doctor :   *lead
User :   okay, so i shouldnt be pregnant?? right?
Doctor :   First of all it was your safe period to have intercourse, so you can not be pregnant.
User :   safe period?
Doctor :   It is first seven days of the cycle and last seven days when there are rare chances of being pregnant.
Doctor :   Also you had bleeding again so no need to worry, since you stopped the pills abruptly this must have caused bleeding
User :   okay
User :   i was spotting a little bit the day after we had sex, normal?
Doctor :   Do not take the pills on and off but take them continuously and regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since it was the first time you had unprotected one that may have caused. Do you have any other symptom like burning in urine or pain or itching?
User :   no burning, no pain no itching!
Doctor :   Ok then bleeding will stop in 3 to 4days.
Doctor :   But be cautious from now onwards
User :   okay thank you so much
Doctor :   And do not just pop off the pills
User :   okayy
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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