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A 30-year-old male asked:

I'm in the middle of my birth control pack and have been bleeding heavy for 4 days now! i had a regular cycle last month so why i'm i bleeding now!?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Bleeding mid cycle: Heavy bleeding in the middle of a cycle pack is infrequent, but can occur. I suggest continuing and consider changing your bcp's if this continues.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
"Breakthrough bleed": On the birth control pill your cycles are artificial and sometimes the hormones in them don't stabilize things sufficiently to keep you from bleeding, hence "breakthrough bleeding" or btb for short. Btb is more common if you take your pills erratically, are under stress, or if you are taking other medications, particularly antibiotics. It is annoying but usually nothing serious.

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Last updated Sep 6, 2017

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