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Are birth control pills advisable for regulating hormones and menstrual cycle ?

I am 36 years old and had a tubal ligation last year after the birth of my 3rd kid. Since I stopped nursing a year ago my periods are regular but I had a dark blood discharge afterwards that lasts up to 2 weeks. This is very inconvenient so I went to a doctor and was prescribed birth control pills to regulate my hormones and menstrual cycle . Do you agree with that? And how long should I take this pills?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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Hello ,
This is called DUB or dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
You can try pure progesterone rather than OC's or birth control pills.
Medroxyprogesterone acetate or norethisterone can give good results.
If not controlled , D&C is done.
Take iron supplements and diet rich in iron.
Best wishes
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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