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what is breakthrough bleeding? taking nortrel currently and am curious

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Oct 25, 2013
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Breakthrough bleedin: Is bleeding that "breaks through" in mid-cycle.
Answered on Oct 25, 2013

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Any pill can cause: No bleeding on your period, your health care provider should have mentioned that to u, if u are worried u can do a preg test to assure u are not preg.
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