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What is the best and fastest way to reduce breakthrough bleeding? Im going on my honeymoon in two days . Could I start a new pack ?

What is the best and fastest way to reduce breakthrough bleeding? Im going on my honeymoon in two days . Could I start a new pack ?

Not needed : Just continue taking the pill as you are, if you aren't bleeding now. If you are, your doctor could prescribe estrogen tablets to take for approx. 7 days. That should be enough to help. Doubling the pill is not as good. ...Read more

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I have had breakthrough bleeding for 23 days now. Was on last BCP for two months when the bleeding started. Dr. changed pill 6 days ago.

I have had breakthrough bleeding for 23 days now.  Was on last BCP for two months when the bleeding started.  Dr. changed pill 6 days ago.

Taper: i'd take 3 active pills for 3 days 2 active pills for 3 days then take 1 pill a day skip your placebos continue with the next pack and then take the pills normally if you still have bleeding with this pill you may need a higher dose pill ...Read more

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I just finished my antibiotics yesterday but i still have breakthrough bleeding. I am going on vacation in two days. How do I stop the break through?

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I just finished my antibiotics yesterday but i still have breakthrough bleeding. I am going on vacation in two days. How do I stop the break through?

Antibiotics?: Antibiotics are not used to treat breakthrough bleeding (btb). If you are taking a combination (estrogen/progestin) pill, you can try taking one pill twice daily for 5 to 7 days. The extra estrogen should stabilize the lining of your uterus. Definitely call your doctor to get his or her input. ...Read more

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Sprintec 250 mg 4-5 months. Had breakthrough bleeding once. Bleeding 4-5 days now, brown, light, due to start sugar pills in two days. No missed dose.

Sprintec 250 mg 4-5 months. Had breakthrough bleeding once. Bleeding 4-5 days now, brown, light, due to start sugar pills in two days. No missed dose.

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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My cycle was 3 dys late but i was spotting two days prior to my start date and today I am having breakthrough bleeding. Could i be pregnant?

My cycle was 3 dys late but i was spotting two days prior to my start date and today I am having breakthrough bleeding. Could i be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I was put on megestrol for breakthrough bleeding . It stopped after two days. If I do not continue will I get my period again? What will happen?

I was put on megestrol for breakthrough bleeding . It stopped after two days. If I do not continue will I get my period again? What will happen?

Possibly yes: Generally, bleeding may resume after stopping megestrol and the problem that prompted the prescription may return as well. One shoul;d take medication as prescribed. The problem may also not return. It is best to ask your doctor, who has more knowledge of the circumstances. ...Read more

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My LMP was 5/16. I missed my bc pills on 5/28, 5/29, and 5/30. Two days ago breakthrough bleeding began. Does this mean i can't be/am not pregnant?

My LMP was 5/16. I missed my bc pills on 5/28, 5/29, and 5/30. Two days ago breakthrough bleeding began. Does this mean i can't be/am not pregnant?

No: It doesn't mean that. If you have a full period that would mean that you aren't pregnant. If you don't have your period on time- it means you should take a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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I'm on a low dose birth control (Cryselle) and I had breakthrough bleeding about two weeks ago. Havent had sex, and I'm 4 days late. What to do?

I'm on a low dose birth control (Cryselle) and I had breakthrough bleeding about two weeks ago. Havent had sex, and I'm 4 days late. What to do?

Irregular menses: If you havent had sex then there is not a possibility for pregnancy. Continue taking your pills as directed and wait for the menses to regulate itself on the pill. ...Read more

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How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

Try waiting: If this is the first cycle, breakthrough bleeding is common. If you have been on several cycles, you might want to consider switching pills. Talk to your provider. ...Read more

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I've had breakthrough bleeding the past two months but I never miss a pill and always take my pill on time. What does this mean.

Usually no problem: Usually there is no found cause to breakthrough bleeding. Sometimes an infection can cause brown discharge so you should get checked for infection if brown discharge more than three days Stress can cause hormone changes that lead to irregular bleeding Sometimes you will need to change pills ...Read more

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Can we take two BC pills in a day to prevent breakthrough bleeding??

Can we take two BC pills in a day to prevent breakthrough bleeding??

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. It 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 & does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Doubling up sometimes works. ...Read more

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I took antibiotics two weeks ago. Now experiencing breakthrough bleeding which I've never had on this bc pill. Is it from antibiotics? Solution?

I took antibiotics two weeks ago. Now experiencing breakthrough bleeding which I've never had on this bc pill. Is it from antibiotics? Solution?

It is probably: from the antibiotics..They can alter the effectiveness of the pill. See if your symptoms don't resolve in a few days. If not,see your Dr. ...Read more

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I'm having breakthrough bleeding on seasonique for two weeks now. My doc is now prescribing me loestrin 1/20. Will it help my bleedng?

Maybe: Breakthrough bleeding is extremely common on extended dosing birth control pills like seasonique. I'm not sure if you're adding loestrin or switching to loestrin, but either way the change may help. There's no way to know for sure, and sometimes it takes several attempts to find the right pill for someone. But if breakthrough bleeding does not stop, i would get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

Ans: Yes it is. The birth control alters the hormones. The uterine wall still needs to thin. But no ovulation. So you can get a full period or spotty blessing on and off ...Read more

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I missed two active birth control pills and now I am on the placebo pills. My breakthrough bleeding has not come on yet, am i at risk for pregnancy?

I missed two active birth control pills and now I am on the placebo pills. My breakthrough bleeding has not come on yet, am i at risk for pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: Even with perfect pill use there's still a tiny risk of pregnancy, but once you start missing them, the risk goes up. The "withdrawal bleeding" that you normally have during the placebo week would be a reassuring sign, but you could take a pregnancy test too. As long as it's been 14 days since your last intercourse, it should be accurate (first morning urine is best). Good luck! ...Read more

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Could i be experiencing breakthrough bleeding 2 days late for period?

Could i be experiencing breakthrough bleeding 2 days late for period?

Possible: Breakthrough bleeding occurs when the there is bleeding in addition to the usual cyclic bleeding. If you are bleeding because you did not cycle, then it is more a dysfunctional bleeding. ...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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Ive 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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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?

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

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How long does breakthrough bleeding on BC last? It's been 5 days so far but I doubled up twice this month so I understand there will be irregularities

How long does breakthrough bleeding on BC last? It's been 5 days so far but I doubled up twice this month so I understand there will be irregularities

BTB: First, I would check a pregnancy test as BTB on the pill might mean a pill failure. Second, you might need either a new pill or increased dose of estrogen in the pill. Call the prescribing physician and alert them of the spotting. Also, STD's can cause spotting so consider that as well. ...Read more

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If i have breakthrough bleeding during the third week of the pill. Can i stop taking the pill for 4 days and start a new pack to stop the bleeding?

If i have breakthrough bleeding during the third week of the pill. Can i stop taking the pill for 4 days and start a new pack to stop the bleeding?

NO: Best way to treat this is with EXTRA pills from a spare supply and contacting your Prescribing Provider for a pill with a slightly higher Estrogen level! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does breakthrough bleeding caused by antibiotics last? i stopped antibiotics on feb 11 and have been bleeding since feb 11, so for 11 days

How long does breakthrough bleeding caused by antibiotics last? i stopped antibiotics on feb 11 and have been bleeding since feb 11, so for 11 days

I am very skeptical: that breakthrough is caused by antibiotics. Let's say that would be REALLY low on the list. There are 100 better reasons for breakthrough bleeding, but by definition because it's "breakthrough" there's no rule for how long it last. If it persists into your next menstrual cycle check with your doctor; if not, can likely forget it. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How long is breakthrough bleeding last? Had it a couple weeks apart first time 2days second 4 days and today super light but continuous w/ dull cramps

How long is breakthrough bleeding last? Had it a couple weeks apart first time 2days second 4 days and today super light but continuous w/ dull cramps

Bummer: Breakthrough bleeding can last a long time, unfortunately. Typically due to an imbalance between estrogen and Progesterone in your cycle. If it bothers you, best is to consider birth control pills to help regulate cycle. Some women, unfortunately, can experiencing bleeding every day of their cycle (severe breakthrough bleeding), so it runs the spectrum from a few days to 20 or more days. ...Read more

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Could breakthrough bleedIng go all the way into your actual period? So like bleeding for both those days and your actual period? Making it seem longer

Could breakthrough bleedIng go all the way into your actual period? So like bleeding for both those days and your actual period? Making it seem longer

Sure: Breakthrough bleeding is when someone bleeds at the wrong time while on birth control. Since the bleeding is unpredictable it can occur at any time. It usually resolves on its own and does not mean something is wrong with the birth control ...Read more

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I am having breakthrough bleeding after 5 days of taking plan b...Does it indicate that I am pregnant?

I am having breakthrough bleeding after 5 days of taking plan b...Does it indicate that I am pregnant?

Irregular menses: Irregular menses/heavy bleeding/delayed menses(>7days)/lower abdominal pain are common side effects of plan b.If you took the Plan B within 72 hours of unprotected sex then the possibility of pregnancy is low. Do a pregnancy test if worried. See your doctor to discuss which birth control is right for you(plan b should not be used as routine contraceptive) practice safe sex (use condoms).Take care. ...Read more

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Had breakthrough bleeding on the pill 4 days before dummy pills. I took all pills correctly. Is backup up bc needed? Or am I still protected?

Had breakthrough bleeding on the pill 4 days before dummy pills. I took all pills correctly. Is backup up bc needed? Or am I still protected?

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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How can I stop breakthrough bleeding within hours? I have an appt with my doctor in three days but it is too painful are there any home remedies?

How can I stop breakthrough bleeding within hours? I have an appt with my doctor in three days but it is too painful  are there any home remedies?

Depends on the cause: Sometimes, breakthrough bleeding can stop within hours after taking appropriate hormone. It is important to know what you are currently on that is producing the breakthrough bleeding. Hopefully, your doctor can help you out with this when you see him/her. ...Read more

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Forgot to take 5 days worth of pills & then doubled up to catch up. Had breakthrough bleeding & then finished pills. Period not here? Start New pack?

Do a pregnancy test: If you miss more than 24 hours of pills, then you are not "safe" from pregnancy. So you should do an OTC test first before you start the next pack. If you have been sexually active during that week, than you need to wait at least 10 days after sex to know that you are not pregnant. If that is the case, then start the next pack. You should use a backup method for that cycle. ...Read more

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I have been on quartette ( 91 cycle bc pill) for 3 years. I have had breakthrough bleeding for the past 14 days due to antibiotics. How to stop bleed?

Break through bleed: The easiest is to double your pills temporarily. That may or may not work. Be sure to check a pregnancy test to make sure the abnormal bleeding isn't from a pill failure. Normally we don't expect antibiotics to cause break through bleeding. ...Read more

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I am 26, never had sexual contact and have minimum breakthrough bleeding after 10 days of my cycle and before 2-3 days of my cycle, what is the reason?

I am 26, never had sexual contact and have minimum breakthrough bleeding after 10 days of my cycle and before 2-3 days of my cycle, what is the reason?

Are you on BCP?: Breakthrough bleeding is usually happen when person is taking Birth Control pills. If you are not then in may be at the time of ovulation. Otherwise see you GYN .It may need some investigation. ...Read more

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