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Forum Name: Gynecology
|leethinker - Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:47 am||
I have been taking YAZ for about 4 months now. I am currently in the middle of my cycle. I have about 6 more active pills before the placebo pills start, i.e., I will start my period. Suddenly I have been bleeding/spotting (for about 2 days now). I've been to the doctor and he examined me (internal sonogram). He said the uterine lining looks thin (aka normal), no cysts, abnormalities, etc. He said it is probably just breakthrough bleeding.
It just seems wierd to me. I've never had this in my life. I've always been normal. (I'm 36 yrs old) The blood is heavy enough that I have to wear a panty liner/tampon and change it at least once a day. Most of the blood is almost black! I also feel very tired. I have taken my pills everyday around the same time each day (within 2-3 hours).
Is this really just breakthrough bleeding? I had sex twice this cycle, but like I said, I haven't forgotten any pills. No antibiotics, etc. Is there a possibility I'm pregnant?? Better said, is this kind of bleeding an indication of pregnancy or is this not typical of pregnancy/implantation bleeding? I would think not, but I'm so paranoid I need a second opinion!
ps (just fyi, I have two children, ages 2 and 4)
Thanks for your help!
|Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:45 pm||
Dark blood usually indicates old blood that was not evacuated with the last menstrual cycle. It is not typical of implantation bleeding or pregnancy symptoms. Changes do frequently occur even in people who have previously been very regular. I would not be alarmed.
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