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still taking the patch. why am i spotting?

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i am on the patch and i have been for about a year now i have never spotted, i had my period a week and a half ago and started spotting, im still taking the patch. why am i spotting if i should not have another period for another two weeks?


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replied February 28th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A32116
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The spotting that you describe could be due to breakthrough bleeding, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal bleeding/spotting that you describe. Treatment as needed (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding/spotting and regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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