I have been having menstruation for more than 10 days, but the bleeding is very less. How can I recover from this problem?

Q. What could cause light menstrual bleeding in a woman for 10 days?

Answered by
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 03, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jul 13, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am under a contraceptive pill during menstruation. I have a history of continuous menstruation for more than ten days. The bleeding has been significantly less for the past ten days. Please suggest to me how to recover from this condition.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Firstly I need to know which contraceptive pills you are taking. Most contraceptive pills have 21 tablets, which should be started on the fifth day of the menstrual cycle. After taking all 21 tablets, you must stop the contraceptive pill within two to seven days. When the bleeding starts, you must start the next strip on the fifth day of the menstrual cycle. As you said, taking it continuously could be the reason for scanty menses.

Thank you.

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