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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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