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Spot bleeding for 2 weeks straight

Patient: Can taking your birth control pills in reverse for one package, like starting at week 3 cause you to spot bleed for 2 weeks straight?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your query.Birth control pills should be used accurately for them to be effective in avoiding an unwante d pregnancy. When used regularly without missing from day 5 of the menstrual cycle to day 25 of the cycle, they can provide contraception of up to 95% effectiveness. Since they are hormonal pills they should be used appropriately or else they may cause hormonal imbalance & lead to intermenstrual bleeding, intermittent spotting or irregular cycles.Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.

 


 

 
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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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