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Can I double up on my Yasminelle birth control to stop a 10 day non-stop Breakthrough bleeding? I have been on BcP's for only a month by the way.

Can I double up on my Yasminelle birth control to stop a 10 day non-stop Breakthrough bleeding? I have been on BcP's for only a month by the way.

I would stay: With the daily pills and allow your body to acclimate to the new hormones you are ingesting. Taking double doses haphazardly usually will not staunch the bleeding immediately, especially if you take twice the dose of a blank or placebo pill. Stick with the schedule to let the body slowly adheres. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding?

Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding?

Not likely!: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read more

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Ok I have pcos and haven't stopped bleeding is there anything besides birth control to stop the bleeding? I can't afford a doctor and was curious

Ok I have pcos and haven't stopped bleeding is there anything besides birth control to stop the bleeding? I can't afford a doctor and was curious

See a doctor please: I totally sympathize if cash is tight, but you are playing with fire: see a doctor! Most women with pcos have irregular bleeding and many causes are benign, but some are pre-cancerous and can even be cancer itself. Do yourself a favor and see a doctor in the office; the internet is not a good place to troubleshoot this. ...Read more

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Will I stop my monthly bleeding if I stop taking birth control?

Will I stop my monthly bleeding if I stop taking birth control?

Cycle patterns: A woman's cycle on birth control pill is governed by the pill she is taking. When she stops taking pills, her ovaries take over again and she falls back into her natural cycle pattern. Both cycle patterns may be more or less identical. ...Read more

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I was on birth control for 5 yrs. Three months ago I stop taking them. Now I've been lightly bleeding for two weeks. What's wrong?

I was on birth control for 5 yrs. Three months ago I stop taking them. Now I've been lightly bleeding for two weeks. What's wrong?

Withdrawal bleeding: Due to Assuming that you have not had any unprotected intercourse, I would call your GYN for a more mature pill and a pelvic exam. If sexually active, get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I won't stop bleeding. Turned 40 1 year ago. Long cycles turned in to nonstop cycles. I'm about to be placed on a second birth control to help regulte?

I won't stop bleeding. Turned 40 1 year ago. Long cycles turned in to nonstop cycles. I'm about to be placed on a second birth control to help regulte?

Menorrhagea: 40 plus yo female with heavy menses. It is imperative that get evaluation to include pregnancy test and if negative, ask your doctor for endometrial biospy.
Your can try nonsteroidal with your second birth control.
If the above fail to work, you can ask your doctor for endometrial ablation if the child bearing desire is completed.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Is there any way to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

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 do I stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

How do I stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Depends: It may be an issue of too low a dose of birth control or the timing of initiating them that could be the problem. I would follow up with your doctor to see if this is the case before stopping or changing them. If you have just started birth control there may be some initial breakthrough bleeding as well-usually not a concern. If this persists of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking extra birth control stop breakthrough bleeding?

Bleeding.: Yes. Commonly I will recommend that patients double up on their pills to stop breakthrough bleeding. However, you should speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would I stop bleeding if I stop taking birth control?

Depends...: This is a complicated question that is probably best answered by you doctor because a lot more information is needed to answer. Most menstrual bleeding improves on birth control pills. But it depends on the type of pill you are on and why you are bleeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop breakthrough bleeding while coming off birth control?

What can I do to stop breakthrough bleeding while coming off birth control?

Wait: If you are coming off birth control pills and having breakthrough bleeding, you may have another problem that is interfering with your cycle. I would wait 2-3 cycles. If continued irregular bleeding, you should seek medical care and evaluation. ...Read more

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When experiencing breakthrough bleeding can I stop taking the birth control?

Call your gyn: It is better to go until the end of the pack if it is not heavy and often times your gyn can add some low dose hormones for a short time or switch u to a different pill, it is very common to have some the first 1-2 months and usually it resolves by the 3rd month, u may need a stronger pill if u want to stay on them please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Just started taking birth control (aviane) and after 9 days used I have bleeding, did I stop used the tablets or what did I do.

Just started taking birth control (aviane) and after 9 days used I have bleeding, did I stop used the tablets or what did I do.

Keep taking them: When I prescribe birth control pills I explain to patients that if they start them right away, they will have unscheduled bleeding during the first pack. If you start just after your period this is less likely. Keep taking them and use a back-up method of birth control (abstinence, condoms, etc) until you're on the second pack. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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