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HOW LONG DOES BREAKTHROUGH BLEEDING LAST IF YOU MISSED ONE PILL DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW PACK

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Breakthrough bleed: See your PMD or gynecology specialist. They can give hormonal treatment to slow down the bleeding while you continue daily birth control pill use.
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A 32-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 female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Notmorethan3cycles: If it lasts more than 3 months, usually change pills
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Best way to treat this is with EXTRA pills from a spare supply and contacting your Prescribing Provider for a pill with a slightly higher Estrogen lev ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missing one birth: Control pill is usually not going to cause a significantly increased risk of pregnancy. But if you miss two or more that can be problematic. By the ti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
BTB: Breakthrough can occur even when you take your pills on time. Usually it occurs somewhere mid cycle and may last 2-10 days depending on severity
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
24 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting: spotting on all forms of hormonal birth control is extremely common and not abnormal - always good idea to see your PCP or OB/Gyn for medication revie ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
That's what happens!: When you take the oral contraceptives irregularly or missing pills, then breakthrough bleeding is "what happens." Additionally, you run the risk of un ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you miss pills or take them late, breakthrough bleeding is very common. Try setting an alarm in your phone to help you remember. You did exactly wh ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can stop your bcp at any time.

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