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how long is spotting after missing several birth control pills

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
It can take several.: Months to get your cycle regulated. Are you wanting to get pregnant? If not, please use some form of birth control. If the bleeding is heavy and prolo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Spotting : It's from not taking your pills correctly. Increases your chance of pregnancy also so consider taking a pregnancy test
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fairly common: Especially so in the first 2-3 months of starting a new pill, as one's body is 'adjusting' to the new hormones. If it persists beyond the first few m ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Whenever you utilize hormonal oral contraception and stop in mid cycle the lining of the womb(endometrium) will withdraw known as "breakthrough bleedi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: As birth control pills help to balance your hormone levels.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Should be: Absorption should be similar if birth control pills are chewed or swallowed whole. If break through bleeding is occurring, however, protection from p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Macrobid: Yes, Macrobid is known to cause breakthrough bleeding while on the pill
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you start your pill packs on Sunday, wait until Sunday and then throw the pack away and start a new one. If you start on a different day, throw yo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Please be sure to also use a reliable back up method for this cycle to avoid an unwanted pregnancy!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has bee ... Read More
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