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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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On 5th pill in 2 years (changed bc of bleeding). Good on one pill for about a year, random breakthrough bleeding in 2nd week. Can soy cause this?

On 5th pill in 2 years (changed bc of bleeding). Good on one pill for about a year, random breakthrough bleeding in 2nd week. Can soy cause this?

Potentially so: Soy contains phytoestrogens that in large doses I could imagine interfere with the metabolism of birth control pills. Stop consuming soy for several month and see if that makes a difference. ...Read more

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What causes redness and itching on vagina and breakthrough bleeding?

What causes redness and itching on vagina and breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: Vaginal itching can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...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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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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Does breakthrough bleeding cause period symptoms?

Does breakthrough bleeding cause period symptoms?

Sometimes, yes: It depends on the cause of breakthrough bleeding. You should probably see a gynecologist and get some testing of hormones. First, get a pregnancy test though. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is meant by breakthrough bleeding caused due to taking BC pills?? How to prevent it??

What is meant by breakthrough bleeding caused due to taking BC pills?? How to prevent it??

Bleeding on pill: If you are bleeding while taking the pill with active ingredients, it is called"breakthrough bleeding".if the pills have 28 pills the last 4to7pills, depending on brand will have a different colour and are the "sugar" pills ...Read more

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Can fluconazole cause spotting/breakthrough bleeding? If yes, why?

Can fluconazole cause spotting/breakthrough bleeding? If yes, why?

It's possible: You could be having an allergic reaction which among other problems such as seizures; severe or persistent diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; can cause unusual bleeding. I suggest you do not take any more of the drug until you speak to the prescribing physician. Contact the prescribing physician immediately and go to an emergency room if you are in distress in the meantime. ...Read more

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What is the name of BC pills which is effective to stop periods and are available worldwide?? and don't cause breakthrough bleeding??

What is the name of BC pills which is effective to stop periods and are available worldwide?? and don't cause breakthrough bleeding??

No Such Thing: There is no guarantee that a birth control pill will not give rise to breakthrough bleeding. It is your hormone and body profile and metabolism and the interaction with the pill that are variables. Most birth control pills are available world wide. Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and Levlen is available in India and will work well to delay your period. Please discuss with your doctor who knows you well. ...Read more

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Could breakthrough bleeding for a week cause period to not come (on BC)? bleeding lasted for a week and ended last week, period should be this week.

Could breakthrough bleeding for a week cause period to not come (on BC)? bleeding lasted for a week and ended last week, period should be this week.

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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Have been on the pill 7 years, currently junel. I take it every day at the same time. What might cause occasional breakthrough bleeding? Normal?

Can be normal: A lot of women will have occas btb with their pills. Sometimes going higher on the estrogen dose can help. Most doctors, myself included, tend to go to the lowest dose, but not all women respond to that. A dose of 35 or 50 micrograms may help. To be honest, it is a trial and error process. If your current bleeding isn't too bad, you might just stick with it, otherwise talk to your doc for options. ...Read more

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Causes of breakthrough bleeding on bc pills? I never miss any. Normal for bleeding to last 5 days before the end of the actives pills in a pack?

Causes of breakthrough bleeding on bc pills? I never miss any. Normal for bleeding to last 5 days before the end of the actives pills in a pack?

Breakthru Bleeding: Most birth control pills contain hormones that mimic those produced normally by a woman. By design these hormones and sometimes, placebo pills are packaged to be taken in specific sequential orders to mimic a normal menstrual cycle of a woman ...Read more

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What progesterone only birth control is least likely to cause breakthrough bleeding?

What progesterone only birth control is least likely to cause breakthrough bleeding?

Trial and error: In my experience there is no 'one' that is best for this, all mini-pills have some breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Can stress or masturbation cause breakthrough bleeding on birth control?

Can stress or masturbation cause breakthrough bleeding on birth control?

Breakthru bleeding: Lots of situations cause the bleeding, but generally it happens if you take your pills late or missed a pill ...Read more

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What can be used to treat breakthrough bleeding due to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone that causes extremely early period?

What can be used to treat breakthrough bleeding due to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone that causes extremely early period?

Many options: There are multiple options for irregular or heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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Will breakthrough bleeding caused by birth control take the place of, or alter my period?

Will breakthrough bleeding caused by birth control take the place of, or alter my period?

MaYbe: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. Extending the cycle increases risk of btb. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help breakthrough bleeding. After btb, most periods then come on time during placebo pills. ...Read more

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Considering yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). What are the side effects and does it cause breakthrough bleeding?

Considering yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). What are the side effects and does it cause breakthrough bleeding?

Side effects: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. There's little evidence that 1 pill is more or less likely to cause breakthrough. Contradictory evidence that pills like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may or may not have higher risk of serious blood clot. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Yes, possible: Because large quantities of soy milk can influence estrogen. Moderation is the key. ...Read more

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On diane-35 for almost 4 yrs, in the past year have had breakthrough bleeding. Sti test came back clear, pap smear aug 2012 clear. Possible cause?

On diane-35 for almost 4 yrs, in the past year have had breakthrough bleeding. Sti test came back clear, pap smear aug 2012 clear. Possible cause?

Further testing: Oral contraceptives are known to cause breakthrough bleeding. I would talk to your gp or obgyn about that and perhaps you will need some more testing done (ultrasound) to determine if there is a cause for that besides that of diane. ...Read more

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On birth control. Mid twenties. Breakthrough bleeding came 3rd pack in mid cycle when thyroid med lowered. 5 to. 25. lowered meds the cause? 2nd month

On birth control. Mid twenties. Breakthrough bleeding came 3rd pack in mid cycle when thyroid med lowered. 5 to. 25. lowered meds the cause? 2nd month

Possibly: Changing your thyroid medication can cause break through bleeding as you adjust to the new dose but so can infections, cervical polyps, and abnormal cervical cells. If it continues, you need to be seen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I read it cud take 6 months for breakthrough bleeding to stop while on ocps. If I don't need pregnancy protection, is it better to try to treat my prolonged periods naturally w/ exercise & diet insted?

I read it cud take 6 months for breakthrough bleeding to stop while on ocps. If I don't need pregnancy protection, is it better to try to treat my prolonged periods naturally w/ exercise & diet insted?

Prolonged periods: Should be treated according to cause. Presuming that homonal imbalance is a cause, and that you are not interested in birth control, using Progesterone 100 mg. Orally day 15 to 24 of cycle for 3 mo usually will take care of it. Progesterone is natural like hormone derived from plats. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Spotting 7 days. Hcg doubling and progesterone normal. Is the spotting still a cause for concern or breakthrough bleeding?

5 weeks pregnant. Spotting 7 days. Hcg doubling and progesterone normal. Is the spotting still a cause for concern or breakthrough bleeding?

Spotting: Spotting 7 days in early pregnancy needs careful attention from the doctor who will be looking after your for the next 6-7 months.
Hope all goes well - the doctors are very careful with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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