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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long can breakthrough bleeding last? i've been spotting for 2 weeks. been on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 5 years. i'm 4 days into placebo pills.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No prediction: Breakthrough uterine bleeding can last a while. I would call your doc and discuss that with him. You may need to take some hormonal medications to help stop it.

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