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If I take 2 or 3 birth control pills will that slow down bleeding?

By Anonymous December 22, 2014 - 5:20pm
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I'm currently on my period but it lasted about 18 days I requsted & IUD but Dr. Not wanting me to get it until I try these provera tablets 10mg but it just seems they making it more heavier,Can I take 2 or more Sprintec pills to try to stop it or anything else that would help? Thanks!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question! Eighteen days doesn't sound right; you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. Since you're taking hormones, it may be that your body is still adjusting.

Sprintec doesn't necessarily stop your period. If you are on it, you should be taking only one pill a day. You should consult your doctor before doing anything else.

I hope the period lets up soon! Good luck, and let us know how it goes.


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