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First cycle on the pill - how much bleeding is normal?

(6 Posts)
derelicte Sun 24-Aug-08 09:18:43

I started the pill a week ago on the first day of my period (as per the instructions). My period went away for a day, and then came back lightly. I've now had cramping and light bleeding for a week.

Does anyone know if this is normal? My usual periods are painful, but only for 2-4 days. I'm beginning to wonder if I have some sort of infection or summat.

Is it worth a trip to the docs?

derelicte Sun 24-Aug-08 10:32:21


SubRosa Sun 24-Aug-08 12:54:21

Which pill is it? It's quite common to have bleeds with Micronor and some other progesterone-only pills.

derelicte Sun 24-Aug-08 14:34:52

It's Dianette (combined, and superduper strong!).

It's just getting bloody(!) annoying, and seems to be getting heavier. Grr.

MuthaHubbard Sun 24-Aug-08 16:01:58

My first week or so of going back on Mycrogynon was like that, a little light bleeding and light cramps. I assume it's just your body getting used to the hormones?

If it is worrying you though, I would contact NHS direct or go back to your gp just to check.

SubRosa Sun 24-Aug-08 16:09:18

Sorry you're suffering so much Derelicte. I agree with MuthaHubbard about checking it though, it may be that this particular pill doesn't suit you. Having said that, when I started taking Logynon years ago, I bled for a couple of weeks and then had no problems.

Hope your GP can sort it for you.

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