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A 34-year-old female asked:

Breakthrough bleeding comes every month. lasts 2-3 wks. red. need sanitary napkin. taking tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) without a week off after cyst removal. normal?

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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
BTB: If you are taking continous active OCPs, then breakthrough bleeding is quite common, especially in the first 3-6 months. Likely nothing to be concerned about.

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