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Break through bleeding on pill. Am I still protected? I haven't missed taking any.

Break through bleeding on pill. Am I still protected?  I haven't missed taking any.

YES- protected: Keep taking your pills as directed; however, I suggest contacting your prescribing physician/GYN. ...Read more

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Ive been experiencing some break through bleeding ive talked to a nurse about she couldn't tell me much could explain why this is happening to me?

Ive been experiencing some break through bleeding ive talked to a nurse about she couldn't tell me much could explain why this is happening to me?

There could be a : Number of reasons:the most common is , if you are just starting , your body has to adjust.If you have been skipping pills or drug interaction if you are taking other drugs.less commonly ; if you have switched pills ,several times and it persists. ,then it's a structural problem in the uterus. ...Read more

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What is break through bleeding?

What is break through bleeding?

Side effect of BC: Break through bleeding is a term used to describe bleeding in between menses in a woman who is on hormonal birth control. It is usually something that occurs in the first few months of starting a new method of birth control and will usually go away by itself. If it is very heavy or lasts more than a few months, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Not normal: If you are 60 years old, have undergone menopause and are now experiencing vaginal bleeding - that warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do for break-through bleeding?

What can I do for break-through bleeding?

Few things: I assume you are on birth control pills. Sometimes, you can use extra estrogen temporarily which will eliminate this bleeding. Doubling up on the pill will not! one can also go to higher estrogen dose pills but the risk also increases to some degree. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop break through bleeding?

What can I take to stop break through bleeding?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding is traditionally a term used to describe intermenstrual bleeding/spotting while on a birth control pill. This i especially common for the first few months on a low dose pill. If this persists longer than 3 cycles or the bleeding is heavy you gyn will have to change your pill, probably to a higher estrogen containing pill. ...Read more

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How much time does break through bleeding last?

Unclear : This is usually when someone is on BCP for the first time or when they are change pills or type of pills. This is variable both in amount in time. It may occur in the first one or two cycles. If it persists you need to review this with your doctor, ...Read more

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Is my pill still effective if I have break through bleeding?

Is my pill still effective if I have break through bleeding?

Yes: As long as you have not missed any pills, but at your age if you do not want kids you should have an in office tubal which is easy to do, I do them my office with my pts awake, and then after that you can have an in office endometrial ablation to get rid of your periods which i also do with my pts awake. If you are on pills you should be on the lowest dose if possible, which is loloestrin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: break-through bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: break-through bleeding?

Midcycle bleeding: Break through bleeding (btb) is usually referred to as mid cycle vaginal bleeding in women who are using contraceptive pills. It is usually do to insufficient estrogen. ...Read more

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I've been on the same pill for 3 yrs and for the first time im having break through bleeding. How do I stop this? Is it something to worried about?

I've been on the same pill for 3 yrs and for the first time im having break through bleeding. How do I stop this? Is it something to worried about?

Not normal: It could be caused by a number of different things. Other medications, infections, cervical or uterine growths, or other hormonal changes (such as your thyroid) can all cause this. After being on a pill for a few years, sometimes the lining of the uterus will get too thin. An estrogen supplement for a week may help with this. See your doctor to figure out what the cause is and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I just started bcp this month, last Saturday I had to take my pill about 5 hours earlier than normal and had darker break through bleeding for 4 days after. Can taking my pill earlier be the cause of that?

I just started bcp this month, last Saturday I had to take my pill about 5 hours earlier than normal and had darker break through bleeding for 4 days after. Can taking my pill earlier be the cause of that?

Not likely: A pill only five hours off should not of caused this break through bleeding. Could you of missed more pills or taken a medicine that interfered with the bcp. If bleeding continues see yiur doctor for an exam and medicine change. If break through bleeding then worry bcp may not stop pregnancy so abstain from sex or use more protection. I hope this finds you well. ...Read more