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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not cycle related: Every month most women get a period that lasts for about 5-7 days. Bleeding that is not related to this cycle is considered "breakthrough bleeding". ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends...: ...on the cause. If you're not on any hormones (like birth control pills), then this is not normal, and you should be examined right away. If you're ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Between: It means bleeding or spotting between periods.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May not stop: Unless treated or evaluated or may stop after 1-2 months depending on the cause, please call your obgyn for evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
For sex?: Use protection every time you have vaginal intercourse (regardless of if you are bleeding) if you wish to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted dis ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a GYN MD: If the breakthrough bleeding is oral contraceptive related, a switch to another pill formulation may be helpful. If it is not related, then the GYN M ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That would : Depend on why the bleeding is ocuring.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacob Tal
Dr. Jacob Tal answered
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BTB bleeding: If just starting a low dose ocp, btb may occur during the 1st few cycles.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I s ... Read More

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