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I have high triglycerides & high body fat %; i read that I should take fish oil pills, so i do. Can they cause breakthrough bleeding while on ocps? If so, should I stop or what strength should I take?

I have high triglycerides & high body fat %; i read that I should take fish oil pills, so i do. Can they cause breakthrough bleeding while on ocps? If so, should I stop or what strength should I take?

Minor bleeding: Abnormalities have been shown with fish oils in some studies associated with platelet effects, but in practice it isn't normally a problem. Yes fish oils will reduce high triglycerides. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Can breakthrough bleeding mean im pregnant even if i got my period?

Can breakthrough bleeding mean im pregnant even if i got my period?

Pregnancy test: Why not just take a home pregnancy test and find out? Usually we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not have them more. ...Read more

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What is the name of the hormone prescribed to treat breakthrough bleeding within hours? While on extended cycle birthcontrol .

What is the name of the hormone prescribed to treat breakthrough bleeding within hours? While on extended cycle birthcontrol .

See below: Medroxyprogesterone (provera) can be used for abnormal uterine bleeding, but use may depend on severity of bleeding, how long woman has been on current contraceptive, whether she has missed any pills, etc. See gynecologist for evaluation. Depending on above factors, may need different oc pill. ...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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How can I to stop long lasting breakthrough bleeding? 7/15-8/5, 8/10-16, 8/28- 9/29. Missed 3 pills bet packs 8/8-10. A lot for 2 wks and small amount

How can I to stop long lasting breakthrough bleeding? 7/15-8/5, 8/10-16, 8/28- 9/29. Missed 3 pills bet packs 8/8-10. A lot for 2 wks and small amount

Breakthrough bleed: See your PMD or gynecology specialist. They can give hormonal treatment to slow down the bleeding while you continue daily birth control pill use. ...Read more

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Which ways are there that can get rid of breakthrough bleeding while on birth control pills?

Which ways are there that can get rid of breakthrough bleeding while on birth control pills?

Take pill on time: The commonest cause of of break through bleeding is missing pills or being late on pills. So taking the pills about the same time every day is important. If the person still has btb it might be because the hormones in the pill she is on aren't in the correct balance so trying a different formulation can solve the problem. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding normal in this instance? 3rd week of 2nd pack of BC pills Minastrin 24 Fe chewable tablets 6 hrs late on 1 pill in 2nd week

Normal: When starting an oral contraception one should allow 3 months for you body to get adjusted to the pill. Break through bleeding is normal in the first 3 months ...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