Medical Questions > Womens Health > Birth Control Forum

PCOS - Taking Diane35 pills

Must Read
Birth control is helpful in preventing pregnancy. Need to know more about birth control? Start here to learn more about popular methods of birth control....
You have many birth control options. Each works differently. What are the choices and what should you consider in order to help you make your decision? ...
Each method of birth control comes with risks to your health. What are the general problems you could encounter?...
I have PCOS and have started taking Diane35. The first month that I took pills, I had no spotting WHILE taking the pills. I got my period as expected. However, when I started taking the second cycle of pills, I had spotting every single day. I have completed the course of 21 pills and should be getting my period in 2 more days. Is this normal?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied October 21st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The spotting that you describe could be the breakthrough bleeding (common side effect seen with hormonal contraceptive pill use that usually subsides within 2-3 months of use). Wait and watch for your period/withdrawal bleeding that can be lighter or altered due to the persistent spotting. Oral contraceptive pills are prescribed in treatment for PCOS to regulate periods. If you have been diagnosed to have PCOS problem, then getting started on insulin modifiers would help to control PCOS changes better and help with natural regularization of periods. Once the ovarian changes are reversed, hormonal contraceptives can be stopped (unless you wish to continue on them for birth control purposes). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Birth Control , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.