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Question: severe abdominal pain and bleeding when re-started the pill

 lucychild - Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:58 am


I started on the pill while in UK 2 years ago. I used to be on Microgynon30.
I took my last dose of Microgynon in August 2008 and got off the pill for 4 and a half months. I had no period for that time, and very little abdominal cramps. A GP confirmed i'm not pregnant and did all blood tests to confirm nothing unusual with my hormones. I had an ultrasound done which showed more follicles than average and doctor diagnosed them as ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries.

As advised by a doctor I started back on the pill - Levlen ED - to regulate the period. Few days later a observed a pink-ish discharge which started getting darker with days passing, unill it turned dark brown and today i noticed red blood. It's not as intensive as a period bleeding, but significant, especially considering the fact i'm only half way through my first dose of the pill. I also have severe abdominal cramps, sharp, sudden pains in the ovaries and around the uterus area.

I'm confused, should i stop taking the pill and wait for a natural period?
Should I continue taking the pill and wait for the symptoms to dissapear?
Please help.... two doctors i went to had different opinions...
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:29 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should continue to take the pill as prescribed. Hormonal fluctuation is common when starting the pill and while most people don't bleed, it is very common to do so. Give yourself a few months to adjust but if the periods become extremely heavy, soaking more than a pad an hour for several hours, you should call your doctor. We would not want you to become anemic.

Best wishes.

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