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Now I have my period visiting me every 2wks for 5 days

Hi Alex,
I have been breastfeeding for the past 6.5months and have been on the minipill (Microlut) for the past 4months. I take the pill at the same time every night, without fail. My 2 periods were normal, came about 25-28days apart and lasted 4-5days. Now I have my period visiting me every 2wks for 5 days. Its quite heavy at times and Im really crampy.

My daughter has been dropping breastfeeds so I know this could contribute to it but Im still worried its not normal. I have asked my GP and he has told me to "deal with it" until I get to the city as I live in a small country town.
Is there something wrong with me?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, The minipill can sometimes cause problems with breakthrough bleeding. This may be what is happening. You may also have an infection that is causing the problems if your discharge is smelly and with clots. This is easily treated with antibiotics. Try a different GP so that you can have a good check over. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jun 2009