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How long does break through bleeding last

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Couple days: Usually it is short lived.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: not uncommon in young women. I suggest consulting your GYN and having both female hormones and thyroid hormones checked with blood tests in addition t ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Variable: Depo is uncontrollable. Some women have no bleeding and some have horrible and very abnormal bleeding and or spotting and can last months or years. If ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear : This is usually when someone is on BCP for the first time or when they are change pills or type of pills. This is variable both in amount in time. It ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: any change to different birth control can be associated with about 3 months of irreg bleeding. It will usually normalize by the 6th month
A female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: A pill only five hours off should not of caused this break through bleeding. Could you of missed more pills or taken a medicine that interfered with t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, I would: Deal with the breakthrough and continue as normal. Remember if u skip a pill take 2 12 hours apart the following day. Gd luck.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Use other protection: Yes the drug will still be in your system, but you should use other forms of birth control as you are not fully protected if you interrupt the cycle b ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Break through: Any bleeding other than that which occurs during your placebo pills is considered break through bleeding.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More

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