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bleeding spotting for nearly 10 days on Doris pill?

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My name is Smitha. I was having normal & regular 5 day periods before i started with my Birth Control pill 'Doris' in past 4-5 months. In the initial 2-3 months there was slight bleeding/spotting which lasted for exactly 5 days. But from past 2 months i have been getting it for nearly 10 days. i got my period this month on 9th Oct and i am still in it. Is this a normal condition?? I am getting frustrated with this.. From when do i get get my normal regular 5 day period the same as how i used to get before using Birth control pills??

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replied October 18th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A39627
Hello Smitha,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The altered bleeding and prolonged spotting that you describe could be attributed to breakthrough bleeding caused by the hormonal changes due to birth control pill use. Usually the bleeding gets controlled within 2-3 months of regular birth control pill use. If the symptoms have remained persistent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause, and discuss about getting changed to lower dose combinations of birth control pills (to minimize side effects). 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.
Take care.

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