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Is it safe to take birth control pills while experiencing post coital bleeding ?

I keep experiencing postcoital bleeding . I just turned 40 lst wk; I went to my midwive the 1st time it happened 2 mos. ago, there is no inection or std. I wanted to go back on the pill this month, but b/w this and the topamax i m taking, i can t find one that s safe, plus I don t know what to do about the bleeding; it s very obnoxious
Asked On : Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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Postcoital bleeding in perimenopausal age group is less indicative of an infection and points more towards an unhealthy cervix.You need to have a pap smear examination done and if it comes normal then starting on combined oral pills might help your problem.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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the pharmacist said that the efficacy of the pills would be diminished b/c of the topamax (migraine drug) & I could still get pregnant. I can't get pregnant while taking topamax b/c of the risk of birth defects. My pap last year (b4 post coital bleeding began) was normal.
Answered: Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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