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Unexpected bleeding on new pill

3 May, 2016


I just started on Minastrin FE at the beginning of my last period. The Dr said I may spot for a few months. Three days after going to the mikva I had a major flow and had to put on a pad. Is this normal? I feel like I've just had a second period in just a few weeks. Could it be that my body can't handle the hormones? Also, if I decide to stop the hormones when is the best time to do so? While I'm still bleeding or when I finish the pack?


Irregular bleeding is fairly common over the first few months of a new contraceptive pill.  We would suggest continuing for the next two to three cycles in order to give your body the chance to adjust.  Keep in mind that withdrawal from the pill can also lead to bleeding.

For more detailed instructions health-wise, please be in further contact with your physician.  It does sound as though you are now in niddah.  If you have trouble becoming tehorah or have any additional questions, please write back.  You may also find it helpful to review our site's articles on stains.

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