A 26-year-old female asked:
trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for 4 years. missed 2 pills 2nd week, took next day, but spotting since then (2 weeks now). taking new pack now instead of placebo week. prg?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
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 Jun 9, 2016
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