I got the implant in my arm after i had my baby girl July 2009. It's suppose to last for three years. It's now April 2012 and for the past few months i have had my period at least twice a month. I bleed for a minimum of 5,6,7 days at a time. And my flow is pretty heavy. My question is....Is this because my Birth Control is coming to an end? And is it still working properly?
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the repeat and heavy bleeding that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Possibilities like hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine polyps, ovarian cyst etc should be ruled out with getting thorough evaluation done. Use additional protection while having intercourse if worried for pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest (preferably in dark room). Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
hi i saw my last period on the 21.03.2012 and started my bc thereafter but stopped taking it after a week and my period has not shown up to date! i took a test last week and it was negative am i pregnant or was my cycle thrown off?
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