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I have been taking lo loestrin fe for a year now. And my periods have always been regular and have lasted three to four days. I got a normal period in January. February and March I did not have my period and I took a pregnancy test but months and they were negative. My period was late in April and only lasted two days. I got period May 1 and I am still on it but It is heavy during the day and light at night. Should I be worried?
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replied May 12th, 2012
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You can experience missed periods or lighter periods and also alterations in your period pattern with prolonged use of hormonal birth control pill use. Observe your menstrual cycles for 2-3 cycles, and if the changes are persistent, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for through evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the changed period pattern and flow. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you to control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Consider being 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.
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