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I am on the Ortho - Evra patch, I have been nauseated and puking every few days (just stomach acid)and after I take off the patch at the end of the week, the area is all red and I have been having my period for almost 2 weeks, I don't even know if this is normal.. I have no idea what to do.. should i STOP the patch and wait until I see a doctor again or keep using it.. I used it before but then I ended up having an 8 week period (now 3 years later I decided to try it again) HELP!! :( :(

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replied July 14th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A14255
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The symptoms you are having are not normal. Do not wait for more time. Visit your gynecologist on an urgent note and get a thorough examination and investigations done to see what is going wrong.
You might need a different birth control measure instead of the patch. Discuss about which one would better suit your needs and your body. Stop using the patch and meet your doctor ASAP.
Take care.
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