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Breakthrough bleeding while on oral contraceptive pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have started bleeding whilst im on the contraceptive pill. it is like a period but not as heavy
User :   what would cause this
Doctor :   is this the first time ur taking pills
User :   no i have been on it for a couple of years now
User :   this has never happened before
Doctor :   did u have similar complains when u first started taking pills?
User :   no never had any problems with it before
Doctor :   break through bleeding or spotting between menses is common
Doctor :   during inittiation of oral contraceptive pills
Doctor :   inter menstrual bleeding can occur in 20 % of women
Doctor :   consult a gynecologist the bleeding is heavy or persisting
Doctor :   to know the cause of bleeding
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   are you there?

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