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I started my period July 1st and also started taking lo estrin 24 birth control pill.. Ive been taking the pill regularly everyday since.. and i figured it would shorten my period if anything. My periods usually last 4-5 days tops with light spotting the last day.. years ago the longest i ever got it was 7 days and that was light.. i am now on day 10 of light bleeding!! why wont my period end!! is it because of the pill? im very confused? any info that can help would be great! thanks.

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Asked by kp0469 at 12:56 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Health

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  • Your body goes out of whack when switching going on a BC. Your body's trying to regulate it's self with the pill, it the bleeding continues like this over the next month or 2 I would recommend switching to a different BC!

    Answer by something_ at 12:58 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • i agree ^.^

    Answer by mamawilbur at 1:01 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Your body is just adjusting to the hormones. give it time for your body to respond and get in synch.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:12 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • im now on day 11 -- how long should i expect this to last.. ? i used to be on this same BC before we started trying for our son [whos now 2 1/2 yrs old] so i know its been awhile but i dont rememeber this happening lol its still sorta light / regular.. but gets lighter at night and then tends to totally stop all night.. i dont have to wear a pad or anything to bed! but after that morning pee.. i have to put one right back on! ughh just sick of having my period. I went on BC to prevent getting prego and its sure doing its job! my husband and i havent had sex in weeks and are both getting antsy but i just feel gross and blah! I hoped starting the pill would to shorten my period not extend it so it would last forever! lol Thanks everyone.

    Comment by kp0469 (original poster) at 3:45 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

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