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Hi, normaly my period is very regular, ive never taken any birth control but I started on sunday 27/may/12. I wasant feeling any side effects but on june 14 I started to bleed very little (normaly I have a heavy flow) on june15 and 16 the little blood continued and I got cramps (the cramps are normal in my period) but im worried about my period is this normal? I wan to stop the lutera birth control pill, can I sttop when ever I want? when is it ok to have intercores with my parter again if I want to stop the birth control?

Please let me know as soon as posible, thank you!


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replied June 17th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36131
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bleeding that you describe could suggest breakthrough bleeding (common side effect experienced by women). If this is your first pill pack use, and if you have been sexually active without protection during first 2-3 weeks of getting started on the pill pack, you will not have the protection, and be at risk for pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. You can consider stopping with the pill use after your withdrawal bleeding or after finishing with the pill pack. The protection from the pills will not be present of you have intercourse after stopping with the pill use. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get switched to suitable alternate birth control measures to be protected (after your periods) and to minimize side effects. Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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