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Possible reasons for bleeding while on birth control?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hormones...: Breakthrough bleeding while on "the pill," is a common, though unfortunate problem. Its caused by the ratio of estrogen to progesterone (and the type of hormone) in the pill. If it persists after you have been on your pill for at lease 3 months, you may need a a pill with a different hormone or different ratio. Work with you Gyn to get it right. There are many different pills to choose from.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What could cause bleeding after birth control?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months.

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