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I am a healthy 18 year old girl. I have no weight problems or eating disorders. I have no health issues except for mild anemia. I've never had any major surgery, but I have had two abortions. :( (June 17, 2010 & February 16, 2011) After both procedures my menstrual cycle has pretty much returned to normal, until just recently. I started my period March 29th and it hasn't ended yet. There were a couple days where it went away, but it came right back. So it's starting to worry me. I don't know if it's because I don't take my birth control at the same time every day & I keep missing days or if there's something wrong with me. I'm just trying to remain calm. The last time I was sexually active was on April 2nd. I can't go see a doctor yet because I won't have health insurance until at least April 26th which is when I'm off to Basic Military Training. So for now I'm just looking for any piece of helpful advice from a knowledgeable individual. Please & thank you for any help.

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replied April 15th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A21951
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If you are not regular with taking birth control pills, then you can experience withdrawal bleeding and you will also not have protection against pregnancy. The continued bleeding can also be suggestive of pregnancy if your normal fertility had come back after the miscarriage. It is difficult to comment on cause for the bleeding without examination and tests done on you. Consider getting a blood/serum HCG test done if you suspect pregnancy to confirm/rule out pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further management. Discuss about getting started on alternate birth control measures suitable for you if you are not able to be regular with birth control pill use.
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