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I have breakthrough bleeding Assistant: Have you seen a

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I have breakthrough bleeding
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no not yet. I’m taking the mini pill desogestrel
Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take the mini pill daily
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have been taking the mini pill for 7 years, had the occasional breakthrough bleeding in that time. I have it now, I have tummy cramps. It’s not particularly heavy, and sometime is bright red then will get very light in colour and then will be brown. I just want reassurance that this is normal and how long it will last? I’ve been bleeding since Sunday.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

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What is your age?

Have you missed a pill?

History of unprotected sex?

 

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Customer: replied 2 day ago.
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I don’t think I have, I’ve definitely not missed any in the last 3 weeks

I am married no sti or anything
Had a smear that was clear

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Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Sorry for the late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all this additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, breakthrough bleeding is common and considered normal with mini pills.

You should take OTC Motrin and Zantac to relieve cramps and stop bleeding.

As long as your bleeding is not heavy with blood clots, severe pain and prolonged bleeding for more than 10 days, you needn't worry about anything serious.

 

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