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I started on a hormone therapy pill back in September (Estradiol 1 mg). A month after starting the hormone therapy pill, I completely stopped having periods. I then got my period about 4-5 months later and it’s still going. It stops for a day or two and then starts right back. I recently quit taking the hormone pill, hoping to stop the bleeding. My period is now light, but still there. Is it common to bleed like this?

If you have a uterus you need to be on progesterone as well as estrogen. Abnormal bleeding needs to be investigated as there is a chance of uterine cancer, hyperplasia, polyps or fibroids. I suggest you see your physician.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

March 30, 2014 at 8:55am