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Birth Control And Missed Periods

Birth Control And Missed Periods

I was put on BC to help with my PCOS. My last two “periods” were really just spotting. This one has been three days of medium to light bleeding. Has this happened to anyone else of birth control? I take my sugar pill week, usually take them at the same time everyday.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

It happens.. sometimes the periods are light spots, other times it'll be a flood of blood. Keep your healthcare provider in the loop!

posted 13 days ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I was previously on 10 mg of oral progestin and it stopped my periods completely, I was in a pregnancy state at ages 12-14 but the goal was to stop my menstrual bc I have a bleeding disorder that was making me hemorrhage so I don't think my situation is a good example. I am now on the mirena IUD and I have rare spotting, I think depending on the type of BC you are on has an impact.

posted 9 days ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

When I was on birth control, I would often skip period. I talked to my gyn about it and she said that it was okay, as long as I continued to have at least 4 per year. Now, I'm learning that it probably has something to do with the thickness of my uterine lining and how quickly it builds.

posted 12 days ago
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