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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes vaginal bleeding while on birth control pills?

I have been bleeding vaginally for over 3 weeks I’m on birth control as well which I’m still taking regularly each day. I scheduled an appointment with my Obgyn however due to ice it was rescheduled for 2 weeks from now. I don’t know what to do. I’m having headaches now. And feeling tired a lot and over all weak. I’m feeling crampy and low back aches. Any thoughts on what I should do. I have been thinking about going to a urgent care but don’t think they have ultrasound machines. Please advise should I wait for my appointment or go to ER soon Recently had a cold still have a bit of a cough but other than that overall generally healthy
Mon, 7 May 2018
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It would be best to be seen, urgent care should have assessed to imaging. In addition, blood tests such as complete blood count would also need to be done to make sure that the bleeding has not resulted in a lowering of your count. (hemoglobin).

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