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What is breakthrough bleeding? Taking nortrel currently and am curious

Depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill. ...Read more

Breakthrough Bleeding (Definition)

Breakthrough bleeding = vaginal bleeding ...Read more


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What is "breakthrough" bleeding in a pregnancy?

What is "breakthrough" bleeding in a pregnancy?

That is a term: For when u are not preg, u can have bleeding in pregnancy from a variety of reasons that your OB should evaluate, some go away and do not cause problems some are more serious depending on what is the cause and how far along u are. ...Read more

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What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!

What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding which is when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on birth control. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. Pregnancy tests would work just fine and you can take one if concerned. ...Read more

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What is breakthrough bleeding, how long does it last, what color could it be, how much blood loss, can you take a hpt, will hpt work?

What is breakthrough bleeding, how long does it last, what color could it be, how much blood loss, can you take a hpt, will hpt work?

Multiple connotation: There are multiple saturations called breakthrough bleeding. What you seem to be addressing is bleeding in the middle of the cycle while on birth control. It is usually mild spotting for a day or so. It is not a reason to do hpt. See if information at this site is helpful:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/birth-control/expert-answers/seasonale-side-effects/faq-20058109 ...Read more

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What does breakthrough bleeding mean if you are on the birth control pill and have not missed a dosage?

What does breakthrough bleeding mean if you are on the birth control pill and have not missed a dosage?

It usually means: You need a bit more estrogen to stabilize the lining of your uterus. You can speak with your doctor about switching to a pill with higher estrogen if this is a recurrent problem. If this is an isolated event, then it can be rectified often by taking your current combination pill twice daily for 5 to 10 days. Your doctor can provide you with the specifics. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's breakthrough bleeding?

What's breakthrough bleeding?

Not cycle related: Every month most women get a period that lasts for about 5-7 days. Bleeding that is not related to this cycle is considered "breakthrough bleeding". This can be related to hormonal / cycle related problems, or related to anatomic problems, such as uterine polyps. ...Read more

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What exactly is breakthrough bleeding?

What exactly is breakthrough bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding: Btb is vaginal bleeding. It usually refers to mid cycle bleeding in users of contraceptives. So if the cycle is 28 days you have spotting at a time that does not match your cycle. It sometimes is attributed to not enough estrogen. It usually ceases after one or two cycles. If it continue go to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is ovulation breakthrough bleeding? And why/how does it occur?

Incorrect term: The term is breakthrough bleeding. This is irregular bleeding that occurs exclusively in women on birth control. It just refers to bleed at the wrong time as a side effect of the hormones. One does not ovulate when on birth control. ...Read more

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Will a home pregnancy test still give accurate results if you are having what might be breakthrough bleeding?

Will a home pregnancy test still give accurate results if you are having what might be breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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What is meant by breakthrough bleeding caused due to taking BC pills?? How to prevent it??

What is meant by breakthrough bleeding caused due to taking BC pills?? How to prevent it??

Bleeding on pill: If you are bleeding while taking the pill with active ingredients, it is called"breakthrough bleeding".if the pills have 28 pills the last 4to7pills, depending on brand will have a different colour and are the "sugar" pills ...Read more

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Have been on the pill 7 years, currently junel. I take it every day at the same time. What might cause occasional breakthrough bleeding? Normal?

Can be normal: A lot of women will have occas btb with their pills. Sometimes going higher on the estrogen dose can help. Most doctors, myself included, tend to go to the lowest dose, but not all women respond to that. A dose of 35 or 50 micrograms may help. To be honest, it is a trial and error process. If your current bleeding isn't too bad, you might just stick with it, otherwise talk to your doc for options. ...Read more

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Want to skip next period. I'm on sprintec. Will skipping placebo week & starting a new pack skip my period? What are chances of breakthrough bleeding

Want to skip next period. I'm on sprintec. Will skipping placebo week & starting a new pack skip my period? What are chances of breakthrough bleeding

Skipping periods: If you skip all the placebo pills and continue taking hormonal pills from the next pack you should not get a period. There could be breakthrough bleeding, but usually that happens after more than 5-6 weeks of continuous use, some women do not have any breakthrough bleeding for months at a time and skip all their placebo pills - as a treatment for heavy periods, painful periods or endometriosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

Mostly just words: Irregular bleeding (on-or-off) pill is just what you think: any unplanned bleeding of any reason. Breakthrough bleeding is technically bleeding due to "slightly-low" hormone levels, usually estrogen but sometimes progesterone. Most spot tin ton pills is break thru, but if you had, say a polyp, it could cause irregular bleeding that's not breakthrough. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Depends...: ...on the cause. If you're not on any hormones (like birth control pills), then this is not normal, and you should be examined right away. If you're taking birth control pills, you probably need a higher dose. ...Read more

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How long will breakthrough bleeding last?

May not stop: Unless treated or evaluated or may stop after 1-2 months depending on the cause, please call your obgyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are you safe during breakthrough bleeding?

For sex?: Use protection every time you have vaginal intercourse (regardless of if you are bleeding) if you wish to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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How to make my breakthrough bleeding stop?

How to make my breakthrough bleeding stop?

See a GYN MD: If the breakthrough bleeding is oral contraceptive related, a switch to another pill formulation may be helpful. If it is not related, then the GYN MD can find out the source with your presence. ...Read more

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Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

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. ...Read more

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Would sex make breakthrough bleeding worse?

Would sex make breakthrough bleeding worse?

That would: Depend on why the bleeding is ocuring. ...Read more

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How long should breakthrough bleeding go on?

How long should breakthrough bleeding go on?

BTB bleeding: If just starting a low dose ocp, btb may occur during the 1st few cycles. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last?

How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last?

Spotting to 2+ wks..: It is variable, but typically breakthough bleeding last 2-3 days. Some unfortunately can last couple of weeks...Often lighter and less crampy than normal menstrual flow. So, if you have prolonged and heavy flow with significant pain/fever etc...Please consult doc for possible infections such as endometritis etc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Not necessary: This is more of a personal choice. Medically it is not unhealthy to have intercourse on your menses or with breakthrough bleeding. Many couples will only have intercourse on their menses because then they know they can't get pregnant. But if this is not acceptable to you or your partner just avoid those days. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding is heavier than my actual cycle is this normal?

Breakthrough bleeding is heavier than my actual cycle is this normal?

Break through bleed: Not normal. You probably should have an adjustment to your birth control pills. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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If breakthrough bleeding last for more than 3days should I b concern?

Maybe: You should discuss with your doctor to determine if you are really experiencing btb, or if there is some other reason for the irregularity. ...Read more

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Why do I have this breakthrough bleeding each month? Is there a way to reverse it?

Why do I have this breakthrough bleeding each month? Is there a way to reverse it?

Birth control pills: Hormonal imbalance is the usual cause of breakthrough bleeding. You may wish to discuss it with your doctor to get birth control pills or try a different preparation than the one you are using.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My dr thinks im having breakthrough bleeding been bleeding 15 days. Can it get heavier?

My dr thinks im having breakthrough bleeding been bleeding 15 days. Can it get heavier?

Abnormal bleeding: In general, breakthrough bleeding is unpredictable. So, the short answer is yes. The bleeding could get heavier or start to improve. The real question is-were you examined? Did your doctor check for other causes of unpredictable bleeding such as fibroids, polyps, cervical dysplasia, etc. Make sure your questions are answered by your md to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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I've been having breakthrough bleeding for about 3 days and I was wondering how long it lasts?

Depends: It depends on what is causing it. If you missed or took pills late, it should be better after your period when you start your new pack of pills. If you have an infection like chlamydia, it could last until it is treated. Your doctor can help you more with what is going on in your case. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi! Just want to ask if it is normal and safe to take active pills during breakthrough bleeding?

Hi! Just want to ask if it is normal and safe to take active pills during breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: Do not change, stop, interrupt, alter your pill taking based on breakthrough bleeding. If this side effect persists beyond 3 months or so, contact your health care provider. Hopefully, you do not smoke, smokers do have a higher incidence of BTB, also hopefully you do not have any cervical infection or any other pathology either. Also, if pregnancy is a possibility, may do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding last for only one day and then go away? Or is it a week? Bled a little (barely) then stopped.

Can breakthrough bleeding last for only one day and then go away? Or is it a week? Bled a little (barely) then stopped.

Bleeding: Break through bleeding can last for any amount of time. If it persists for more than three months see your gynaecologist. ...Read more

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How can you stop breakthrough bleeding? I started today and I'm suppost to go to my boyfriends tomorrow, it's embarrassing. Please help

How can you stop breakthrough bleeding? I started today and I'm suppost to go to my boyfriends tomorrow, it's embarrassing. Please help

Can't: Once the bleeding has started, you can't just stop it. You do need to figure out why you are having the bleeding. The most common reason is not taking birth control pills right but this can also be caused by infections such as chlamydia. Your doctor can help rule this out. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding on pill getting heavier after 14 days of bleeding & 16 days being on pill for first time. Will this stop on my pill free wk?

Probably not: You are having breaktroughbleeding caused by the external hormones you are taking. Ask your doctor to see if he/she would recommend stopping for 5 days now, then restarting a new pill strip or have you take two pills a day for a few days. This may stop the bleeding you are experiencing. Sometimes a different pill will help also. ...Read more

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Are you still fertile during breakthrough bleeding?

It depends on: When the breakthrough is. The only time you are ever fertile is around ovulation; if you have some breakthrough then you're probably still perfectly fertile. At any other time you' re not fertile anyway, so the bleeding is irrelevant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

Please see your gyn: That is not normal you need an exam, cultures, blood work and a pelvic ultrasound and a pap if you have not had one lately. ...Read more

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