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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Pill Has Caused Longer Period


 ChiChi92 - Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:54 pm

I started taking the pill 18 days ago. however i skipped the second one. now ive continuously had my period for 16 days. I had taken this pill (yasmin) 6 months ago and it did not show any irregular bleeding. i have also been to the doctors and they just asked that i could come back once the bleeding had stopped to receive a pap smear. however, i am worried as to if it will actually stop.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:50 pm

User avatar Hello,
Since you have seen a doctor it sounds like they feel you are still within a safe limit of bleeding so I assume it is not especially heavy. Things will probably slow down unassisted but if not, you should call the doctor again for advice on how to proceed since your follow up was to be after the bleeding stopped.

Even if you have some condition of the cervix waiting a few more days will not make the difference in treatment. Bleeding can be a signal that something is not right, but this type of bleeding is rarely an emergency unless you are soaking more than a pad every hour for several hours straight.

Try to be patient but let the doctor know what is happening. It's the only way they will know.

Best wishes.

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