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bleeding a withdrawal effect after althea?

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could bleeding be a withdrawal effect after taking althea pills for 3 consecutive months?i used it only for the regulation of my menstrual cycle as prescribed by an OB-Gyne.i have been experiencing light bleeding for 3 weeks now since i stop taking the pills, heavy bleeding for 4 days on the 2nd week. never had sex after I discontinued using the pills.

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replied January 31st, 2011
Menstruation Answer A19166
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Irregular bleeding after stopping pills could be attributed to the discontinuation of the birth control pills. Consider visiting your gynecologist for a thorough examination along with a complete hormonal analysis and ultrasound scan to look for any hormonal derangements and ovarian/uterine problems. Get started on treatment as indicated by your investigation results to control bleeding and regulate your periods.
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