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Continuous bleeding, on pills. Is it safe to double the dosage to stop bleeding?

I am 38 yo, I have been taking the pill for 3 months a year for the last 3 years, because my bf visits me once a year so the rest of the year I stay off the pill and it has worked perfectly up until now, I have had my periods for the last 5 weeks it wont stop, he is coming again in a few days, i was wondering if it is safe to double the dosage of the pill to help to stop the periods?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
It would definitely not be safe to double the dose right now. They're contraindicated in a situation when there is undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. The first step for you would be to see a physician and get a ultrasound of the pelvis done. I think you should be considering another contraceptive for the time being.

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Answered: Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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