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Should I keep taking the pill if I keep having break through bleeding? Ive had it for several months now?

By Anonymous September 20, 2015 - 4:25am
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Ive been taking the contraceptive pill for about a year now, and it was fine for 6 months, however i started to develop breakthrough bleeding, so that issue in combination with a few others meant that i changed to a lighter dose, and i still got break through bleeding on that pill which was even heavier and longer. I changed pills again to one that was specialised in break through bleeding and was a heavier dose, and i am in my second month on this one and while my breakthrough bleeding is not as drawn out, it is still happening. I just got it again for the second time in my cycle, right before im expected to get my period. I want to know firstly whether this is normal? Secondly should i continue on the contraceptive pill in the hope my cycle will go back to normal or try something else? I understand that when you change pills that your body needs time to adjust but Ive been on the pill for a long time now so i wouldn't expect this to make much difference. Help!

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Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
Here are some common reasons for breakthrough bleeding while on the pill:
-not taking the pill at the same time every day, or missing pills
-taking other medications at the same time
-being overweight
If none of these apply to you, there is probably a more serious problem going on. I suggest that you see a gynecologist and talk about ovarian cysts, possible infections, thyroid issues.
If that route doesn't give you solutions you may want to try using herbal remedies such as Turmeric and Asoka.
Tel us know if you have any more questions.

September 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
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