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Period starting on second week of active pills

I missed a pill last week and then took it like a good girl. Then on Saturday (only 8th day of active pills) my period started. Awful awful cramps and consistent bleeding(not spotting) , both brownish and bright red. Still happening today, day 5 of this. My periods don't usually last more than 3 or 4 days, and the cramps usually subside after the first couple days whereas I've had cramps every day since Saturday. I've been continuing to take my pill. It's just not showing signs of stopping. I'm taking sprintek and have been for about 6 months now. I haven't had any periods outside of my inactive pill week until now and it's showing no signs of stopping. Am I going to be on my period forever? Can anyone give me any advice?
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replied May 25th, 2014
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The period like bleeding that you describe could be due to withdrawal effect of hormone since you missed your active pill intake, or due to breakthrough bleeding. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily. 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.
Take care.

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