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A 32-year-old female asked:

Been on levlen pill for 5 months still spotting between periods and bleeding starting around day 21 why is this happening?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding happens when the hormone levels are insufficient to maintain the integrity of the endometrial lining. Some woman have breakthrough bleeding with certain combinations but will do well with other combinations. There are many different pill combinations with different hormones and different dosages of hormones. You should consider switching to a different pill. Best wishes!

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Last updated Nov 13, 2017

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