Bleeding on progesterone pill

bleeding
contraception

#1

I’m coming to the end of my first monthly cycle of desogestrel. I have been bleeding continuously throughout the whole 28 days. Sometimes heavy and sometimes light. Should I continue with this pill hoping it will stop eventually or shall I change to another form of contraception?


#2

Hello @MissA

Irregular bleeding is common on the progestagen only pill, particularly in the first few months. It is a good idea to check a pregnancy test and do an infection screen and also make sure that you are up to date with your smear test. If it continues into the next packet then it would be a good idea to see your doctor. Many thanks, Paula