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why am i still bleeding?

By June 22, 2010 - 1:06am
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i am 19 and i have been on the bc pill for a few years now and have never had any problems, however i have just had my period, it arrived as usual once i finished my bc pack, however i bleed for the full 7 days i was of the bc pill where as i usually bleed for just about 4, i started taking my pill again after 7 days as normal however i am still bleeding despite being back on the pill? Any reasons why this could be and will it sort itself out?! not a fan of doctors. I am in a steady relationship and am sexually active however have not had sexual intercourse for a while due to being away from my partner.

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Thanks for your question. It sounds like you should call your doctor, as there are just a few "red flags" for abnormal menstrual periods that concern me:
- Bleeding heavily (soaking more than one pad or tampon every hour)
- Bleeding for more than 7 days

Since you have been bleeding for more than 7 days, please call your doctor and make an appointment. It is best to rule out any medical conditions, or find them and treat them early. Are you having any additional symptoms?

Please know that many women have "abnormal periods" and they are perfectly healthy...but it is still important to have your abnormal bleeding checked out for your peace of mind.

Please let us know what you find out from your doctor, and if we can provide any additional information or resources.

June 22, 2010 - 1:12pm
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Hi,Periods are just funny(not really but..).If you are incredibly stressed,you might not have one,they can be irregular ETC.Have you switched your B.C Pills?That can cause differences.You can still bleed when you start your pill agian.It could just be one of those flucks,which happens to all women.I am sure it will stop soon.: )Keep me posted.

June 22, 2010 - 1:32am
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