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Bleeding for 10 days on the pill?

I went to the doctor on 1-12-17 to talk about my irregular cycles and she recommended that I get on birth control to help regulate my cycle. My cycles have been irregular since the end of 2015. Throughout 2016, my cycles became longer to the point where I nearly went 2 months without a period. My period before this one was on 11-21-16. Even though my cycles are long, I have always had my periods last for 5 days. I started my current period on 1-13-17 and began taking my birth control the same day. I have been consistent and taking it at the same time every day. My period seemed like it was going to end on the 6th day, but then it came back in full force! I have bloating, cramps, and I'm just fed up! I'm almost on day 10. I've never bled this long and I'm so concerned. Is it normal to bleed this long when starting the pill?
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replied January 23rd, 2017
Hello,
Truly speaking, this is unusual.If you do not miss a pill in between these days, you need an consultation as prolonged cycle rarely occurs in pill user and there might be a need for an evaluation.
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