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lollipop89
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I'm hoping that someone can help me. I used to take Yasmin, and had been very regular on it. About three weeks ago I switched to Seasonale. I've been having a lot of breakthrough bleeding, and am wondering if that's normal when switching birth control pills. I know that Seasonale can cause spotting due to getting your period less often, but I just started it!

Thanks so much.

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Yep, Seasonale has different ingredients that give your body a different set and amount of hormones than Yasmin does. The change in hormones is likely what's causing the wonkiness, so it's probably nothing to worry about.

With longer-term types of hormonal birth control, it's more common to experience longer spotting, but if the spotting lasts past this cycle or becomes much heavier during this cycle, I'd reocmend seeing your gynecologist.

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Thanks!!
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