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Bc=norethindrone ecatate 1mg/ ethinyl estradiol 20mcg. can i successfully stop stress induced breakthrough bleeding with three days of doubling up?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sometimes: "Doubling up” sometimes stops breakthrough bleeding but not always. Some women do a 5 day break to trigger a period and then restart. This often corrects troublesome breakthrough bleeding. You will need use condoms as back up if you do this.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2018

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