... in the second month my flow is very heavy. What should I do ? My doctor gave me this because I have a small cyst on my ovary. Is the Loestrin/24Fe causing the cyst to break away and that is why my flow is so heavy?
No - the cyst is not breaking away.
When birth control pills are first started it is not uncommon for you to experience changes to your period (heavier, lighter, longer or shorter) and to have spotting or breakthrough bleeding.
These symptoms will decrease with time, and are a response to changes in hormone levels.
If your symptoms do not settle, or the bleeding gets very heavy, see your doctor.
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