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

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Published At June 3, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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