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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: marvelon and taking it again

 sop22 - Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:41 pm

Hello, i stopped taking my pill, marvelon in november but i have decided i want to go back on it, it is now the second day of my period and i just took the first one in my pack, is this okay to do as it isnt the first day and is it okay just to start up again like this and will i be covered? thank you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:19 pm

User avatar Hello,

There are different ways to start a pill pack so there is some leeway here. You should be safe since you are on your period now and only a couple days into it should not be a problem. Since you got your period, you can be confident you weren't already pregnant so your next ovulation should be avoided with the consistent use of the pill from here out.

Best wishes to you.
 sop22 - Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:21 pm

thank you - since originally posting this question i have gone through one whole pack of pills, last night i started a new pack straight away (as i used to do) but today ive found i have a bloody discharge (i have a history of painful intercourse) so i don't know if this is something to do with the pill, or my gyni problems. ive never had this before and its quite scary!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:33 pm

User avatar Hormonal fluctuation, be it from contraceptive use or naturally occurring, is quite common and can result in some breakthrough bleeding. I would just wait it out and see if your body regulates itself on this. Don't worry too much. I doubt it is of any consequence. If it continues after a few months you may want to have your doctor evaluate whether or not this is the right pill for you.

Good luck

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