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Break Through Bleeding On Pill
Stress bleeding: Many different types of stress including physical and mental stress from infections can cause breakthrough bleeding. Anything that can throw your natural hormone cycles out of alignment can disrupt the naturally occurring cycle that controls bleeding. Also the birth control alone can cause breakthrough bleeding for several different reasons. If you missed doses that could be a cause of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
I'm on bc and having break through bleeding for 10 days now. Could this break through bleeding make my endometreosis worse?
Yes: Usually advised not to stop the pill in the middle of the pack. ...Read more
Will starting the mini pill while i'm on my period reduce the chances of break through bleeding?I tried twice at other times in cycle & had bleeding
It could: The mini-pill is a Progesterone only bill. Breakthrough bleeding can happen. It usually takes 2-3 cycles for your cycle to adapt. However, if you miss a pill or take it late, you can have breakthrough bleeding. Unless you have contraindications to a combined estrogen/progesterone pill, it is a better option to prevent bleeding. ...Read more
Stopped depo, started mirena, (levonorgestrel) fell out after 3wks. Now on viorele to stop bleeding. Bleeding after 3days on pill. When will the bcp stop the bleeding?
Is break throught bleeding usual while on the pill? One pill for year couple months haring sex reg. Now break through? Whatdoes this mean? Help?
It is working: Many factors can effect how the pill works. Missing doses, taking it at different times of the day, anti biotics, medications, a different generic brand are a few possibilities. ...Read more
If i take loestrin fe 24 while i'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) will it stop break through bleeding?
Is birth control pill working correctly? After i've started haveing sex while on same pill i'm see break through bleedin some cycles. Shoulda switch?!
Breakthru bleeding : Depending on how long you have been taking the medication breakthrough bleeding can be quite common although it can also be a sign of noncompliance. So often times changing the type of birth control can reduce or eliminate breakthrough bleeding. Make sure you take the medication at the same time each day and whatever time is best for you to remember so you don't miss any doses if it continues contact your doctor to discuss alternative birth control methods or medications. ...Read more
On birth control pill, skipped taking it for most of the month. Started getting cramps and bleeding. Period or breath through bleeding?
Bleeding: The bleeding is from skipping the pills, whether it is a "period" or break thru bleeding. The best thing to do is to stop these pills and begin a new pack and try not to forget. Also get a pregnancy test just in case. If you are having trouble remembering the pill there are other methods which might be better for you - such as nuvaring, the patch, depoprovera, or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more
On BCP, none missed. pinkish blood but 1wk&4days away from my period. Implanting bleeding or just bleeding from the pills?
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
Stopped my ortho-tri cyclen lo pills after only taking the first two pills of the pack. Had break through bleeding 2 weeks later. Is pregnancy possible?
It's Possible: If you were having unprotected sex, yes, it's possible. But sometimes after being on birth control pills for a period of time can alter your bleeding pattern and cause spotting. As you only took two pills, I am not sure that would be enough to cause this but it's not out of the question. If you are concerned, take a pregnancy test and/or consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 3rd pack of extended bc pill(skipped inactive pills), breakthrough bleeding in 3rd week of this pack after sex.Spotting still.Vaginal bleeding after bowel movement too.Is this due to extended bcp?
Thick dark bleeding halfway through birth control pack along with heavy cramping, been on this birth control for 2.5 months.. Normal?
Not normal: This is not typical for women on birth control pills. Sometimes on low dose pills you will still ovulate, which might produce some midcycle pain and breakthrough bleeding. Check with your doctor as they might want to talk about a visit and switching your pill. Also, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Mucus like red blood on placebos. The bleeding is light. Switched bcp this month but used condoms during sex. Implantation or withdrawal bleeding?
On my first pack of birth control pills and going on almost 2 weeks of spotting and or breakthrough bleeding, is this normal? Will it stop?
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