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A 30-year-old female asked:

Started taking new birth control at the beginning of my period. my period was light & now in the 2nd week i'm bleeding again but heavier. this normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 11% 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.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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