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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    What causes discharge with bleeding when on birth control pills?

I am currently taking birth control pills. For the past 2 weeks, I have had severe cramps accompanied by bleeding. It is not a "normal period" by any means. The blood is tinted orange and watery. I also hav clots come out here and there. I went to my primary care doctor and she said everything was normal but I know something is wrong. It may stop one day and be there the next. Any help would be appreciated!
Wed, 4 Dec 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I've gone through your query. I can understand your anxiety.

Your symptoms may be due to the pills your are taking. Actually birth control pills are advantageous with few side effects . It includes,
Spotting inbetween periods, Breast swelling or tenderness, weight gain, Stomach upset, Nausea
Mood swings, headaches etc.

Usually, these side effects will reduce within few months of taking tablets. If still persists, consult your near by gynaecologist for help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Get well soon.

Dr. Yogapriya V, General and family physician.
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