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Using Norethisterone and Microgynon to treat Implanon bleeding

Patient: I was prescribed Norethisterone to help regularize my periods after a year of using Implanon and months of painful heavy bleeding. I completed a 10 day course 5 days ago, and have had extremely heavy bleeding for the past 2 days. Is this normal, and how long is it likely to last? I was also given a 3 month prescription of Microgynon to take if the Norethisterone didn’t work. Should I begin taking this now or do I need to wait, and if the latter, how long for? Thanks for your help.

 

 

Doctor: This is normal as you are having the normal withdrawal bleed. However if it continues or becomes heavier you need to tak e the microgynon and consult your gynecologist in person for further discussion of management.All the best.

 


 

 
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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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