A 22-year-old female asked:
Had a light period on the 3rd week of the active pill but no period on placebo. i'm taking norgestimate ethinyl estradiol. is this normal?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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