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hi my girlfriend started taking minigynon 30 exactly one week ago from today and she is still bleeding and having frequent this normal because she doesnt normally have such a long period it would normally last about 4-5 days is this normal?? should we be worried or stop talking it?

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replied March 27th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A33298
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The symptoms of prolonged bleeding/periods could be due to hormonal disruption, breakthrough bleeding, endometrial changes, etc., after getting started with the hormonal birth control. If the bleeding and symptoms are persistent, she should consider visiting her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause (it is difficult to comment on the underlying cause without examining her and going ahead with further evaluation). Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help her control the symptoms/bleeding and regulate periods. She should be in regular monitoring and follow-up with her treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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