Abortion/Periods

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Hello doctor,
I had an ipill sometime in april to be on the safer side.  Since then my periods have become lighter and last up-to 2 days(used to be 3 days). This month(april) it seems like I'm hardly bleeding, more like spotting.
I'd like to know what's the matter, what may be wrong.

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Hello, Luna,

I see you apparently tried to ask another expert, and they didn't bother to answer you. I apologize.

Any time you take any kind of hormone, such as the ipill, you will disrupt your natural hormones. After that, anything is possible. By now, you may be aware of other symptoms, or have further information about what is happening with you. In order to get an answer specifically about your body, you will need to see a doctor who can examine you and run tests. Nobody will be able to tell you over the internet why your body is doing this.

Please give me an update on your situation, and let me know if you have any further questions. Please keep in mind that these pills are all dangerous, and can cause any number of problems. There are better answers. Please take good care of yourself.

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I can help women with the consideration of their decision, and with resources, and I can share my own experiences as the mother of seven and grandmother of eleven. My approach is to show love and concern, and help women work through the issues, emotional, spiritual, practical. I also help women deal with boyfriend and family issues. I am not a doctor, but I have done extensive medical research, so I may be able to help with information. I am female. When you write, if you are or were pregnant, please tell me how far along you were or are, and if you have had an abortion, please tell me what kind. Thank you.

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I have been working with women who are considering abortion for several years. I also work with women who have had abortions. Our family has also experienced adoption, so I can talk about that as well.

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I am mostly self-taught. I also studied midwifery for awhile. I have spent years doing research on this topic. In fact, I have been doing research and working in this area since the early 1970's. I have been helping women online for a few years, under the guidance of a woman who was formally training in counseling.

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