However, absence of scheduled withdrawal bleeding
occurred more often among users of E2V/DNG than users of EE/LNG.
Patient was on oral contraceptive pills and was having regular withdrawal bleeding
Moreover, there were consistent differences in length of scheduled withdrawal bleeding
episodes, with a median of 3 days for Seasonique and 4 days for Seasonale, he said.
LPS: The withdrawal bleeding
a woman experiences during the placebo week of a 21/7 regimen is not a menstrual period.
Quality of life improves when monthly withdrawal bleeding
can be reduced or eliminated.
Women on oestrogen and cyclical progesterone should have a regular withdrawal bleeding
after stopping the progesterone.
Women were not aware that the monthly bleeding that occurs with oral contraceptives is withdrawal bleeding
, not menstrual bleeding.
Those women who desire the reassurance of monthly withdrawal bleeding
may prefer a regimen such as 24/4 that provides increased ovarian suppression and reduces side effects.
* The treatment group was composed of 24 women who were given a continuous oral monophasic contraceptive for 42-50 days and, following withdrawal bleeding
, were given 100 mg of clomiphene citrate on days 5-9 of their cycles.
With regard to withdrawal bleeding
, 45% said it was less than when using other methods, 45% said was the same, and 10% said it was longer.
In Group B 42% women felt that they can get rid of such pregnancy by taking tablets for withdrawal bleeding
irrespective of period of gestation and 14% said that once pregnant, nothing can be done; the pregnancy has to continue.
Notably, no health benefits are associated with monthly withdrawal bleeding
associated with the 7-day hormone-free interval of OCs.