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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things, in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...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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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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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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What is breakthrough bleeding? Taking nortrel currently and am curious

Depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill. ...Read more

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Does breakthrough bleeding mean I am pregnant?

Does breakthrough bleeding mean I am pregnant?

No it doesn't: Mean that you are pregnant. When in doubt you can take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Can I get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: There is no time during a woman's cycle during which it is guaranteed that you cannot become pregnant. In other words, an ovulating woman can become pregnant anytime despite bleeding, timing, etc... ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

Can I get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

You could: Become pregnant if you have sex near time of ovulation. Sometimes there could be a little bleeding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Get checked: Could be a urinary tract infection or pregnancy. Please see your doctor or to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding or period, what's the difference?

Breakthrough bleeding or period, what's the difference?

Regularity: The menstrual period is the start of a new cycle and happens on a regular basis, whereas breakthrough bleeding happens at any time during a menstrual cycle after the menstrual period has ended. ...Read more

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Cramps and breakthrough bleeding, does one cause the other?

Cramps and breakthrough bleeding, does one cause the other?

Related: Cramps are caused by the uterus squeezing which then expels the blood. Ibuprofen helps a lot of people. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding happen a week before expected period?

Can breakthrough bleeding happen a week before expected period?

Yes!: Absolutely. There are also other possible causes, but this is not to worry about unless it becomes a pattern. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding have small amounts of clotting blood?

Not uncommon: Persons on the birth control pill may have breakthrough bleeding. This may occur when someone is just starting the pill or making or changing the type of pill. Call you doctor or the person who prescribed it and let them comment on this bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do about implantation bleeding or breakthrough bleeding?

What to do about implantation bleeding or breakthrough bleeding?

What is timing?: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus.
Bleeding most often dose not occur with implantation. If there is bleeding the amount is small. It may be small rust or brown colored drops or light pink swirled in white d/C. It usually occurs about ten days after ovulation. There is more blood w period. Take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Following breakthrough bleeding, should I expect period as usual?

Yes: Assuming you are taking birth control pills and that;s what you're referring to. Keep taking pills. ...Read more

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Can taking extra doses of birth cobtrol stop breakthrough bleeding?

Can taking extra doses of birth cobtrol stop breakthrough bleeding?

Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...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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Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: If birth control pills are missed, pregnancy protection is not available. Break through bleeding is usually from the drop in hormones when birth control pills are missed. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding happen if your pregnant? If yes, how common is it?

Can breakthrough bleeding happen if your pregnant? If yes, how common is it?

Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding in pregnancy is different than breakthrough bleeding as it has different causes. Spotting after sex, office exam and transvaginal ultrasound is common and come from the cervix usually, which bleeds easily in pregnancy. Bleeding more like a period can be from placenta previa, preterm labor, threatened or missed miscarriage (subchorionic bleeds). Only way to know for sure is call your OB ...Read more

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What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

Mostly just words: Irregular bleeding (on-or-off) pill is just what you think: any unplanned bleeding of any reason. Breakthrough bleeding is technically bleeding due to "slightly-low" hormone levels, usually estrogen but sometimes progesterone. Most spot tin ton pills is break thru, but if you had, say a polyp, it could cause irregular bleeding that's not breakthrough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stop possible breakthrough bleeding after skipping a period?

Medications: Given your age, you are likely to experience irregular bleeding as you approach menopause. See your GYN doc for help on this matter. They can prescribe medications to regular your period.
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Been spotting on and off for the past month. Been on pill for 1+ year, have never had breakthrough bleeding this long?

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Been spotting on and off for the past month. Been on pill for 1+ year, have never had breakthrough bleeding this long?

Options: Have you tried taking your pill twice daily for 5 to 10 days to stop the breakthrough bleed (btb)? If it's a persistent problem, it may be time to switch to a pill with a higher estrogen content (not sure which one you are on) to stabilize the lining of your uterus. Speak with your doctor and devise a plan together. He or she may also want to see you in the office for this problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What generation of pill is Diane-35 ed? What pill would I be switched to if I have breakthrough bleeding due to diane-35?

What generation of pill is Diane-35 ed? What pill would I be switched to if I have breakthrough bleeding due to diane-35?

OCP: Diane 35 in many countries is only indicated to treat severe acne and should not be prescribed as a birth control pill because of issues related to increased blood clot formation due the Progesterone in the pill (cyproterone). If it is being prescribed for contraception, please see your healthcare provider to discuss an alternative ...Read more

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