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bleeding more than once a month Qlaira oral contraceptive

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I started using Qlaira oral contraceptive 6weeks after I had my baby in February 2014, I am now starting my fourth month on Qlaira. Every month I started bleeding around day 14 or 15 it lasts a few days and then it stops, then i start bleeding again when I start drinking the dark red tablets and then it also lasts a few days. This month I bled on the first day of the pack and it stopped, I am now on day 4 and started bleeding again, is this normal?

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replied June 20th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A47903
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The intermittent bleeding that you describe could be suggestive of breakthrough bleeding. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the bleeding that you describe in the beginning of your pill pack use without going ahead with further evaluation. Causes like endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids or polyps, bleeding abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, probable pregnancy (due to contraceptive failure) should be looked for and ruled out. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be 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.
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