Our expert says:
Breakthrough bleeding is a nuisance but not dangerous and not a sign that your pill is not working. It is quite common in the first 3 months' use of the pill. It happens because the esterogen levels sometimes drop too low triggering the bleed - this can happen because the pill is not properly absorbed ( taken with other medication, smoking, certain foods, not taken the same time) However this should not be painful at all - so I wonder if there is not something else the matter like an infection or an ovarian cyst. Please let your doctor /gyne have a look.
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