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Why is my period on?

05/11/2009

Question:

My period came on in March 23-27, and i came back on April 5 and im still on and its April 20 today. I have been on for for 15 days. Can you tell me why. I am also on birth control pills.

Answer:

There could be several reasons, from missing pills to infection or other conditions.  I would suggest that you discuss your concerns with your health care provider who can evaluate your condition and provide appropriate answers to your questions.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati