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I've been taking the progesterone-only birth control pills for almost 2 years but in the past 2 months I started getting my period every 2 weeks or sooner I'm wondering if this is due to the stress I've been having or if something has changed?

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

I just get cramps/normal PMS when it comes every time. They used to be very normal, every 26-28 days. In the past month it's every 2 weeks and yesterday I started one again just 5 days after my period ended

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: OB GYN
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Hi and welcome.

Progesterone only pill do cause irregular bleeding and can shorten period but getting twice a month is too frequent. I would recommend you to followup with your doctor for thorough evaluation and you might need to change it since additional bleeding can cause anemia.

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