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Breakthrough Bleeding (Overview)

Breakthrough bleeding = vaginal bleeding that is usually mid-cycle.


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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

Breakthrough Bleeding (Overview)

Breakthrough bleeding = vaginal bleeding that is usually mid-cycle.


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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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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

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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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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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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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How long will breakthrough bleeding last?

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?

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?

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?

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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