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I am 21 and for a couple of years have been on the oral contraceptive

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I am 21 and for a couple of years have been on the oral contraceptive for around 6 years. I have changed pill several times as I seem to bleed between periods. I am currently on a pill that is suppose to prevent periods all together but this is not the case. For example in the past 2.5 weeks I have had my period twice? There was only a gap of 3 days? What could this be, it seems to be getting worse?

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Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
What pill are you currently taking?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Hi. I am currently taking Cerazette.
You might need a higher dose of estradiol in the birth control pill such as 30 to 35 mcg (micrograms) in the birth control pill.
But, another reason is that you migh have hypothyroidism - so you need a TSH thyroid blood test and if you have hypothyroidism, treatment is with Synthroid pills.
Thank you for your questions, Please click on ACCEPT as this would be appreciated, thank you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I am on 75micrograms already...

What is hypothyrodism?

75 micrograms of what?
Hypothyrodism is low thyroid and this can cause abnormal bleeding.
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