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How does taking a higher dose of Birth Control pills help with Break through bleeding what does it do

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you have not had a period since May 26, you should do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you ge... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pregnancy worries?: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Make up your mind: You need to decide if you really need to be on contraception or not and what form you are comfortable with. You might conceive while you are using con... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Multivitamins:bcp's?: Multivitamins will not cause breakthrough bleeding on oral contraceptives. Being irregular in taking the active pills or missing an active pill will ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Continue the pills. If you continue to experience breakthrough bleeding then you might need a different birth control pill.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Several months: It is common to have break through bleeding in the first several months of a new birth control pill. When bleeding starts it can last several days to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Usually not: Usually breakthrough bleeding means the hormones aren't in balance with the uterus yet, either because it was the first month on the pill, or the pers... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Two pills: An easy way to try is to take two pils a day until the bleeding stops. You may notice some nausea and you'll have to refill your prescription sooner.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Change pills: I would recommend your taking a pill for 2 1/2 cycles. If you have breakthrough bleeding after that, i would talk to your dr. The pills have the same ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Continue: Continue your BCPs. Get concerned only if the pattern repeats soon.

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