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lovetoride
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So, I have been on the birht control Seasonique for about a month and a half now. I called my doctor about 2 weeks into the pill because i was still spotting a week after my period. He said i was ok and i relaxed. I had two weeks where i was not bleeding at all, then i started spotting very lightly and now (about 3 weeks) im still spotting. it goes from nothing at all to "heavy" spotting i guess you could say? is this normal? my bf is really good about helping me out because i tend to over react and get anxious, and he read i can spot non stop for 3 to 5 months while my body gets used to it?

Question two: For the past two to three months i have had at least one day during my period where i will have blood from my anus. It was only one time after i took a #2 and that was it. Since this lil non stop spotting episode it has been happening more frequently [Frown] . It goes from once a day to every other day, and sometimes there is like a period type blood clot in my stool (sorry this is so gross). Its not really painful its just scary. I tend to get really stressed out and am hoping this isnt serious. I do not have a good relationship with my parents and am scared to bring this up.What should i do? [Frown]

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For your first question, the information your boyfriend found is correct. It can take around three months for the body to get used to hormonal birth control, and during that time irregular bleeding or spotting are common side effects.

As far as your second question is concerned, there are several explanations possible. Some women experience digestive problems right before or during their period, such as softer stools or constipation. And constipation can lead to harder stools, which may cause some bleeding from the strain. Have you experienced harder stools? If so, that may be what's going on.

Another possible explanation is that the bleeding isn't coming from your anus at all, but that it's simply blood from your period that you are seeing.

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Joey beat me to it!

[ 06-22-2011, 04:26 PM: Message edited by: Karybu ]

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My digestive tract has been somewhat irregular (prob cuz its summer n im eating a bunch of junk and what not) , but it has been somewhat normal lately. I freaked out when this started happening and googled it (prob not a good idea cuz i have mild anxiety) and heard about Endometriosis? but im really not in any pain?
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Unless you've had issues with your period before this (very painful periods, irregular periods) there's no reason to think this is endometriosis: it doesn't generally show up just as digestive issues. However, if you are concerned, the best thing really is to talk to a doctor. If you'd rather not talk to your parents to do that, there are ways around that and we can help you find healthcare you can access on your own if that's something you need.

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thanks. If it is not caousing me any pain and only shows up during my period (which has been 24/7 since my body is gettin used to the birth control) should i be concerned?
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Not likely. If you do start to experience pain, then that's something to look into, but at the moment I'd say it's likely just a bit of digestive upset from your period, which is very common.

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Just as an additional note, because I forgot to mention it in my original reply: Seasonique is actually a type of birth control that suppresses the period, and with those types of pills, spotting is actually a common side-effect throughout, and not just at the beginning.

That said, if the spotting is very heavy and/or if it goes on continuously, you may want to bring it up with your gynecologist again.

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thanks for the help [Smile]
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