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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Notmorethan3cycles: If it lasts more than 3 months, usually change pills
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Usally the 3-5 days: Usually the above
A female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-2 days: 1-2 days.
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yury Fayda
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unpredictable: BTB may last from few days to few weeks. If it doesn't subside consult your GYN
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience 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.

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