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Question: Ortho Evra

 Wondering247 - Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:30 pm

I recently had a baby 6 months ago. And as a form of birth control, i decided to go with the shot. I get a regular period every month, however its very light, and i know thats normal.. however it last for more than a week. Is this normal? Could it be a sign of anything? Also in my last pap, there was some abnormal cells, however the doctor said it wasnt anything to worry about yet. Any advice on why i have my period for longer then 7 days?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:30 pm

User avatar Hello,

Ortho Evra is a combination transdermal contraceptive patch that contains 6.00 mg norelgestromin and 0.75 mg ethinyl estradiol.

Ortho Evra tends to create more regular menstrual cycles. In most women using them, bleeding tends to occur predictably once a month even after the first few months of use.

It has been reported however, that some women may experience a change in menstrual flow that is related to the drug.

Please inform your doctor about your prolonged periods. He may consider ordering a CBC to make sure that you are not bleeding too much and may want to exclude other causes of prolonged bleeding based on your case.

Best regards.


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