• prettylady25 prettylady25
    May 22, 2010
    i have been spotting for a few days and i am concerned.
    prettylady25 prettylady25
    May 22, 2010

    I have been taking ortho tricyclen lo for over two years, but recently i  stopped taking them because i ran out. A month later my doc put me back on them. I am pretty sure i am not pregnant because i have had two cycles since the last time i have been intimate. I have two whole weeks before my cycle is supposed to come and just wandering if this is from the pill..should i be worried? I dont want to make an dr. appt and its nothing serious lol, help?! thanks..



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  • Paul May 23, 2010
    May 23, 2010

    The manufacturer of the drug states that one of the side effects can be bleeding between menstrual periods. You can read their FAQ page and other information at their site. I know from reading and answering questions that, going on and off birth control can cause spotting, irregular periods, heavier or lighter flow and more.


    They seem to think that three months of using their drug might be required before this subsides. I think if the spotting continues or gets heavy, then you should seek reassurance from your doctor, but try reading their information first, it may help.

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