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How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Usually Last
Spotting to 2+ wks..:
It is variable, but typically breakthough bleeding last 2-3 days. Some unfortunately can last couple of weeks...Often lighter and less crampy than normal menstrual flow. So, if you have prolonged and heavy flow with significant pain/fever etc...Please consult doc for possible infections such as endometritis etc...
Good luck. ...Read more
How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last? I'm on week 4 of my first pack of combination pills. I take junel fe 1.5/30.
Notmorethan3cycles: If it lasts more than 3 months, usually change pills ...Read more
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
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
How long does breakthrough bleeding last? I've been bleeding for a week now and my period isn't expected until the weekend. I'm currently on Lo Loestr
Depends: How long breakthrough bleeding lasts depends on the cause. If it is caused by taking a pill late or missing one, it should be better with the next package. If it is caused by an infection, it will last until the infection is treated and clears up. If it is due to DepoProvera, it can be several months or, occasionally, it may not stop until you change contraceptive methods. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Unknown: There is some evidence that the use of both phentermine, especially phentermine in combination with topiramate, can interact with oral contraceptive pills. The side effect you describe, breakthrough bleeding, has been reported. I think it could last for many cycles based on reports. The big question is whether or not it reduces contraceptive effectiveness. I would use a back up contraceptive. ...Read more
Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
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
Since I switched birth controls 2 months ago I've had breakthrough bleeding everyday for 3 weeks. How long does this last usually?
3 months: If you continue with the btb after 3 cycles talk to your doctor. But, if the bleeding is heavy, you might want to let them know. They might want to change now. ...Read more
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
What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding which is when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on birth control. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. Pregnancy tests would work just fine and you can take one if concerned. ...Read more
I'm off the nuvaring. Its been about almost 2wks now. It seems that I'm having breakthrough bleeding. How soon can I get pregnant? How long it last?
Breakthru bleeding: By definition, breakthrough bleeding occurs while taking some form of hormonal birth control, not after stopping said contraception. So the fact that you're bleeding 2wks after removing your Nuvaring means that your body is attempting to return to its monthly hormonal cycle. So you can start trying to get pregnant. Of course, if you don't want to get pregnant, then use some (other) form of birth c ...Read more
What is breakthrough bleeding, how long does it last, what color could it be, how much blood loss, can you take a hpt, will hpt work?
There are multiple saturations called breakthrough bleeding. What you seem to be addressing is bleeding in the middle of the cycle while on birth control. It is usually mild spotting for a day or so. It is not a reason to do hpt. See if information at this site is helpful:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/birth-control/expert-answers/seasonale-side-effects/faq-20058109 ...Read more
How long should a first time user of birth control experiencing breakthrough bleeding expect ito last? (i am currently experiencing it for 6 days now)
It is not unusual: To bleed throughout the 1st 1 or 2 months assuming nothing else is wrong, please discuss with your gyn since your gyn knows you. ...Read more
I've been breakthrough bleeding for 11 days. I'm on the birth control introvale. How much longer should this last?
I'm on my 4th box of alyensa and I'm trying to skip my period, I started bleeding but is it breakthrough bleeding or my period. Will this last long?
Hopefully Not: Sometimes, when you take pills to avoid a period it does to work. You may have to take 2 tablets a day for about 5 days to stop this bleeding. However, taking 2 tablets a day may increase side effect profile. Good Luck! ...Read more
Several months: It is common to have break through bleeding in the first several months of a new birth control pill. When bleeding starts it can last several days to several weeks. If it is still occurring after 3 cycles it may be time to talk to your doctor about other pill formulations. ...Read more
Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding after skipping a period on triphasic birth control? How long should it last?
Breakthrough bleedin: 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
How long should breakthrough bleeding last? Mine has been off and on for 4 days, is that ok? Take birth control pill. Have never missed a pill
BTB: Breakthrough can occur even when you take your pills on time. Usually it occurs somewhere mid cycle and may last 2-10 days depending on severity ...Read more
Breakthrough bleeding 1 wk b4 my period. Period was only 3 days long (usually lasts 5) and stopped suddenly instead of tapering. Should I see a a doc?
Breakthrough bleeding x 6 days, heavy bleeding, no pain besides cramps in legs. Changing q hr. How long will it last for & shd I be worried?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Hw long does period last on birth control? And can you still have sex while having breakthrough bleeding? Can you get pregnant during pill free days?
Bleeding on Pills: Bleeding on the pills depends on how long you've been on the pill, the dose of medications in the pill, and some other factors. If you started the pill recently, the bleeding may last for 1-3 cycles but should stabilize if you continue the same pill. Still, you can get pregnant if your ovulation isn't completely suppressed. If you took the pills correctly, the pill free days should be safe. ...Read more
Why does breakthrough bleeding or cramping occur during pregnancy? I'm really confused! Do the cramps last as long as your normal period cramps would?
Not normal: This is not normal and should prompt you to contact your OB urgently. ...Read more
How long can breakthrough bleeding last? I've been spotting for 2 weeks. Been on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 5 years. I'm 4 days into placebo pills.
No prediction: Breakthrough uterine bleeding can last a while. I would call your doc and discuss that with him. You may need to take some hormonal medications to help stop it. ...Read more
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