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I’ve been taking birth control regularly and just got an

Patient: I’ve been taking birth control regularly and just got an extremely heavy period in the middle of the pack..I took an extra pill to slow it down..why could this be?

 

 

Symptoms: Irregular heavy bleeding

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.Initially when you have been started on birth control, there can be heavy cycles and in termenstrual bleeding. This is a common side effect of the birth control pills and it needs to be corrected. Taking an extra pill will further dysregulate the hormones and cause more bleeding.Consult a gynecologist for an examination, if required additional hormonal supplements will be added.Hope this helped.Regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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