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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is breakthrough bleeding? taking nortrel currently and am curious

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill.

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Last updated Oct 25, 2013

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