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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Macrobid: Yes, Macrobid is known to cause breakthrough bleeding while on the pill
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 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. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy : If you are having sex you need to do a home pregnancy test just to be sure. If negative then see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis and treatme ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: this is mild withdrawal bleeding since you missed 2 days. Just keep taking pills and go right into your next pack after finishing this pack.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds ok: the pill can be less hormone than you are used to so that your flow may be lighter. keep a diary of the bleeding for a few months and re-evaluate. if ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
35 years experience Gynecology
BTB: Did you miss any pills or take them late? Have you been on other medicines, especially antibiotics? Have you been sick, nausea or diarrhea? Do you hav ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quite common: Some irregular spotting is quite common when starting the birth control pills. Hopefully this will not happen all the time. It's not dangerous in any ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
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