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Excessive bleeding after beginning birth control

Patient: I have been spot bleeding and now full on period like blood for about a month now. I started birth control 3 weeks ago, and am concerned at the amount of blood.

 

 

Doctor: Hello, I understand your concern on your irregular period. Let me reassure you that this could be a normal side effect o f Oral contraceptives.The cycles can be altered by time of presentation and volume of blood, also nausea, breast tenderness; headaches are commonly present when starting OCPS.These side effects often subside after a few months use.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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