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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm 3 days into the active pills of my birth control and i'm still experiencing heavy bleeding. i've been on my period now for 8 days. should i worry?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 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.
Last updated Aug 29, 2016

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