menorrhagia post egg donation

I underwent an egg donation retrieval procedure at the beginning of January. Started stim medication January 2, the retrieval was January 13. The were able to retrieve 28 eggs. I resumed taking my birth control pill on January 15. I got my first period post procedure on February 9 and it has not stopped... Is this normal? There have been a couple lighter days but most pretty heavy... I am concerned this has been too long...

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It is quite common for upto 2-3 periods post egg collection to be outside of the usual or normal pattern. This is due to stimulation with hormones. We don't advise starting birth control pills two days after egg collection and it appears that this may be the reason why your periods have gone heavy and irregular.

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