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Bleeding on active pills, veset calculations

31 December, 2018


I have had a veset kavua of a certain number of days after stopping active pill. Recently I have started bleeding while on the active pill. At what point is my veset kavua uprooted? What vestaot must I then observe?


You do not specify the nature of your bleeding. Stains do not affect a veset calendar. A blood flow does.

If you have begun to have a blood flow during active pill days, then your veset kavua remains in place, but you should also be observing an interval and day of the month for when the blood flow on the active pill began. If this continues over a few months, you would potentially uproot your veset kavua.

In the meanwhile, bleeding to that extent on active pills should be discussed with your physician. If you have been extending pill cycles, you may find that shortening them relieves the bleeding.

Please write back with any follow up questions.

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