Hi, I recently started taking birth control (alesse 28), and I


Q: Hi,
I recently started taking birth control (alesse 28), and I am now two pills away from taking my placebo pills. A couple of days ago, I began to have bleeding (less than what I usually have on a period but more than light spotting), and I've been having cramps (pretty much as severe as period cramps). Is this something I should be worried about? Should I go to the clinic?


A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

There is no need to worry about anything. As long as you have your cycles on time or even a little early, you need to worry. Pills can cause early or delayed cycles, heavy or mild bleeding and even intermittent spotting. It is expected to settle down in 3 months time. You may take an antispasmodic medication for pain relief and drink plenty of water.

Hope this helped.

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