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Cause of continuous bleeding, on birth control and bronchitis antibiotics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   I am a little concerned. I am on Ortho Evra birth control patch. I had a bad case of bronchitis last week and was on some antibiotics. I have not had a period in about 3 months, which my doctor said is ok, because I haven't been missing a week each month. I have been bleeding since last Friday steadily. It hasn't been as heavy as a normal period, and I haven't delayed putting my new patch on each week. Should I be concerned that I have been bleeding and cramping for 7 days?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the bleeding is heavy wityh clots and cramps, you should be concerned, and
Doctor :   i recommend you to visit your gynac as soon as possible
Doctor :   the examination will reveal what is teh cause for the bleeding
Doctor :   and help to control it
User :   it isn't heavy, more like the last day or 2 of a period flow. There is no clotting...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days are you having the bleeding?>
Doctor :   how long does your usuall period last?
User :   since last 7
User :   abou 3-5 days
Doctor :   then this is definitely not a normal period, you should report to your gyne doctor
Doctor :   and see if the patch is working well for you
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