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birth control called "Tri-nessa" 6 weeks periods!

I'm a 24 year old slightly overweight woman. I have been on my period going on 6 weeks and its driving me crazy. I'm on birth control called "Tri-nessa" and have been on it for about 3 years. I'm not having any cramps just very light bleeding. I'm tired of having to constantly change my pad. I feel like I can smell myself too & I hate the feeling of being unclean. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? Since there never seems to be an actual doctor on this site to talk to. Thanks
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replied November 30th, 2010
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The spotting continuing for more than 10-15 days is abnormal. You might be going through breakthrough bleeding, a common side effect of birth control pill use. The altered smell could also indicate infection due to continuous wetness in the area. Visit your gynecologist for a thorough examination and tests to see if infection is present. Discuss about changing the birth control pills to alternate ones with lesser dosage of hormones and hence lesser side effects.
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