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Abnormal vaginal bleeding

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  • Posted By: Cavanchacs
  • November 10, 2006
  • 10:43 PM

Hi All,

I went off the oral contraceptive pill about 2 months ago, and since have had three periods. The first was on time, and regular. The second came a week early - fourteen days after the first one had finished, was really heavy and went for eight days (instead of four). I thought this may have just been getting off the pill, as I have done before. But now I have vaginal bleeding again, but this time it's been 11 days since my last period ended and the bleeding is bright red and copious (instead of dark - very unusual). Also, it is a continual flow, and isn't very thick. Normally I get a thick cyclical dark discharge of blood (which goes along with the fact that uterine contractions shed the endometrial tissue), but now i'm worried.

Additional (possibly unrelated) symptoms - I have a black spot (loss of vision) about the size of an ant in my left eye - going on 20 days now.

I have an appt with an opthalmologist but does anyone have any idea about the bleeding?

Regards,

Cavanchacs

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  • Abnormal bleeding is quite common after coming off the pill especially if you were on it for a few years. It's quite normal to experience bleeding thats different from what you got while you were on the pill (in addition to contraception, the pill is also prescribed for people who experience irregular problematic periods). It's just your body getting used to being able to do what it wants! So I'd just see how things go over the next 3 months or so. But if you're really worried see you family doctor.x
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 01:54 PM
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  • My mother had a similar problem 8 years ago (frequent, irregular bleeding) and was diagnosed with fibroid growths in her uterus. I would contact your obgyn and describe your symptoms.
    KelliJann 1 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 04:43 PM
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