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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Spotting to 2+ wks..: It is variable, but typically breakthough bleeding last 2-3 days. Some unfortunately can last couple of weeks...Often lighter and less crampy than nor... Read More
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Varies: Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Varies: Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. It can be frustrating but it usually resolved on its ... Read More
A 30-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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
BTB: First, I would check a pregnancy test as BTB on the pill might mean a pill failure. Second, you might need either a new pill or increased dose of est... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
I am very skeptical: that breakthrough is caused by antibiotics. Let's say that would be REALLY low on the list. There are 100 better reasons for breakthrough bleeding, b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : How long breakthrough bleeding lasts depends on the cause. If it is caused by taking a pill late or missing one, it should be better with the next pac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Maybe: You should discuss with your doctor to determine if you are really experiencing btb, or if there is some other reason for the irregularity.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on what is causing it. If you missed or took pills late, it should be better after your period when you start your new pack of pills. If yo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
May need to change.: Having breakthrough bleeding on the newer low-dose pills is not uncommon. You need to be very careful about taking the pill the same topime every day.... Read More