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Break Through Bleeding
YES- protected: Keep taking your pills as directed; however, I suggest contacting your prescribing physician/GYN. ...Read more
I haven't been taking my BC pill at the same time everyday, can that cause break through bleeding ?
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
I've been break through bleeding for about 10 days and since I noticed ive been taking the pill at the same time everyday. Why isn't it going away?
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
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
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
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
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
Mid cycle: usually due to a hormonal surge; however can occur almost any time in your cycle. ...Read more
I have endometriosis. And i'm taking my meds for it. However I have been break through bleeding going on 3 weeks. What do I do? I'm in serve pain.
See a doctor soon: Severe pain should always be evaluated by a doctor. Please don't delay getting medical treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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