A 35-year-old female asked:
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been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). stopped pills today. how long does it take for bleeding to stop?

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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 self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.
Answered on May 6, 2014
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