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I need help on my birth control. It's causing me to bleed

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I need help on my birth control. It's causing me to bleed when I shouldn't be.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

are you sexually active?

sex and trauma or vaginal infection can cause bleeding.

when was your last vaginal gyn examination? if you are bleeding irregularly and sexually active, you need to get a gyn exam.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but I was having breakthrough bleeding before I had sexually intercourse. And it won't stop. I switched birth controls and it was dark brown now it's Bright red and now it's back to a dark red. It's not a lot but I don't know why it's still bleeding.
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

you could have a uterine fibroid which is causing the bleeding

a uterine ulrasound can check for this.

what type of birth control pill are you taking? combined pill or progesterone only pills?