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9 days (which was meant to be my first day of my period) ago

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9 days (which was meant to be my first day of my period) ago I started on Microgynon, but still now I have spotting and have to wear a liner/ tampon. What will happen if I stop the pill now? Will my period come heavier as soon as I stop if I did stop today? Pls advise
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 months ago.

Hello.

Thanks for the question.

9 days is not enough time to stabilize on the pill, and it takes about a month.

It would not necessarily change a thing to stop it now.

Although, it is possible that your period gets heavier temporarily.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
If I keep going with the pill is it likely to stay with relatively lightish spotting?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 months ago.

You can't tell for about 4 to 6 weeks.

But, yes, that type of breakthrough is common.

But can clear up as well.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am going to be on a 7 hour flight in 3 days time, is that potentially going to make the bleeding worse?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 months ago.

No.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I read that taking ibuprofen to lower the swelling of the uterus lining can help make it better and lessen the flow. Is that true?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 months ago.

It can reduce any inflammation, which can help.

It is not really a significant effect for the most part.

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