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sort of light periods on a low dose of birth control

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I had a very light period a couple weeks ago, and now im having another one. I am on a low dose of birth control for polycystic ovarian syndrome, which i was tested positive for a few years ago, and since i started taking it i've had sort of light periods but still regular and always about a month apart. Is something wrong?


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replied August 2nd, 2012
Menstruation Answer A37633
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
While you are on prolonged use of hormonal contraceptive pills, you will tend to have lighter periods. As long as you are having regular periods around the expected period date, you should be fine. If worried, or if you miss your period, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. If you are diagnosed with PCOS, insulin modifiers (like Metformin) would help to reverse the ovarian changes and return ovarian function (since most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance) also helping to regulate your periods naturally. Consider requesting your doctor/gynecologist to get you started on insulin modifiers if required. Once the ovarian changes are reversed, hormonal contraceptives can be stopped (unless you wish to continue on them for birth control purposes).
Take care.


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