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Oral contraceptive pills and intermittent mentrual bleeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Pleas
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
Doctor :   how may i help you?
User :   hi i'm on logyon pill
User :   just started 3rd month
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i've had bleeding the last 2 weeks on and off
Doctor :   is this the first time you are using it?
Doctor :   may i know your age please?
User :   yes i was put on it because i was bleeding for 5 weeks
User :   32
Doctor :   ok so before the last 2 weeks were you having any on off bleeding?
User :   first packet stopped the bleeding within a week then it started again 2 week into 2nd packet
Doctor :   ok well you see Logynon is a triphasic pill. This means that each 21 day pack contains three types of tablets
Doctor :   each with a slightly different dose of hormones in it
Doctor :   so its possible that the change in slight dosage can cause the bleeding
Doctor :   how much are you bleeding ? is it more than regular ?
User :   now i'm on 3 day of new packet and have bright red bleeding not much but its so annoying
User :   i always had very light periods like 2 to 3 days so its more than usual but not alot
Doctor :   i can understand but you see the certain changes in the dose can cause you to have slight bleeding
Doctor :   are you having any discomfort in your stomach ?
User :   no i'm fine other than that its just i'm getting married in 2 weeks and wanted to get this sorted
Doctor :   congratulation .
User :   its been going on since june and its annoying now
Doctor :   well there is nothing to worry about you see when we give hormonal pills certain slight bleeding will occur
User :   i also had an abortion in april
Doctor :   its not like the one you had before you were taking the pill
Doctor :   Logynon is prescribed for heavy periods and you must have got relief with that
Doctor :   it has nothing to do with the abortion pill you took in a april
Doctor :   but you should avoid taking many hormonal pills as it can upset the system ...
Doctor :   rest if the bleeding is too much then you can go for a physical examination to a gynecologist
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