Hi 3 weeks ago I switched from the contraceptive injection


Q: Hi 3 weeks ago I switched from the contraceptive injection to the mini pill (I'm breastfeeding my 8 month old) I started spotting on the 29th march which gradually increased to a normal period. The last three days I have passed over 30 not small blood clots (around 2inch by 2inch size) I am flooding through clothes onto the sofa and having to just sit on the toilet at times as the blood loss is so much. I am very dizzy and shaky and have nearly passed out three times. I went to my doctor on the second day and he dismissed this as being a normal reaction to the contraception. As you can imagine I am very concerned as I am solely responsible for looking after my son and keep nearly passing out. Bit of background info I get a pressure pain occasionally under my navel to the left side. The past two times I've bled it has been brought on straight after intercourse and sex has become uncomfortable for me. How much longer should I leave this as the bleeding does not seem to be slowing and im feeling very ill. However with the doctor dismissing my concerns I feel foolish going back. Thanks

Hi 3 weeks ago I switched f...-1

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I was on my first shot of Depo Provera and my window opened up to get my shot. I had sex with my boyfriend and he cam...

Q: I had elective surgery for gallbladder and had to stop taking the pill before going in for surgery. After 6 weeks I ...

Q: I have an issue when I rub and massage my elbow I get a tingling sensation in my pinky and ring finger

Q: Hi i m 25 years old n me n my husband had unprotected sex on the last day of my menstrual cycle ie on 25th Jan n I ha...

Q: Hi i have a slightly low thyroid and iam on medication. i recently wanted to take a amino acid blend, which includes ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon