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Is it normal to have my period for more than 2 weeks while on birth control

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Breakthrough bleeding is very common on birth control pills and generally lasts only one cycle. Other causes of irregular bleeding on the pill includ ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Unscheduled bleeding is a common side effect of any birth control method but very common on low dose pills. It usually corrects itself in a few days o ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
This : This can occur, and is nothing to worry about. In a situation such as this, continue taking the active pills as normal regardless if your period has s ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That can happen if your hormones are out of balance. Restart your pills at the same time. If you are worried then please take a pregnancy test, espe ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
This : This is normal and could have occurred because the pils you are taking are not the right combination of hormones for you. Please take the 2 active pil ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Can be normal: Once you start a new form of birth control it can take up to 3 months for your periods to regulate. If your periods do not become regular after 3 mont ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: It is very typical to have variation in the menstrual cycles. That is not abnormal at all.
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A member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OK: Occasionally, things may be out of sync or rhythm. Do a pregnancy test if this is a possibility, if negative, stick to your regimen.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Break through : Break through bleeding can happen if there is a change in diet or activity. If it doesn't straighten out in the next cycle, then speak with your do ... Read More
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