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Suffering with PCOS, have mid-cycle spotting, on birth control. How can I stop it?

Hi Dr, I am 22 years old and I have been on a low carbohydrate and moderate protein diet for 3 weeks now, so far i have lost 6kg. However, 3 days ago i have started to spot bleed. My last period was 2 weeks ago. I am currently on b/c and take them as directed, I also have PCOS . What is the cause of the bleeding and how can I stop this? It is going to impact my sex life with my partner. Regards Kim
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Hello Kim and welcome.

The irregularity of your menstrual cycle and intermensteual bleeding is due to either the very condition (i.e. PCOS) or a side effect of the birth control you are on. So it would be considered normal, but would still be best if you can drop by your doctors just to make sure all is well.

As for your sexual life, this is nothing but mild vaginal bleeding and if you wish, you could still continue with sexual activity using added protection like condoms.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jul 2014
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