Posted by: Linda | 2005/01/10

Using the pill to decide when or whether to have a period this month

My 20 year old daughter suffers from severe stomach cramps which have been diagnosed as a spastic colon. I am convinced that she is having the cramps because she controls her period with her pill (Jasmine) She tells me that sometimes she holds her period back for months. Maybe I am old fashioned, but surely this is not normal and could be the cause of her cramps and more often than not, her discharge ??

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Skipping periods with the Pill will not cause cramps. If she does this too often, she may get breakthrough bleeding though.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2005/01/10

I would not think that is the cause. I was on the pill before changing to the injection and I had my periods only every 3rd month by controlling it. I have spoken to my gynae about this and there is no problem of skipping periods this way. Being on the injection I have no periods (apart from the sudden bleeding on Sunday), but have no cramps because of it.

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