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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last?

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

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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last on pill? Having 3 weeks now. Stressed out

How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last on pill? Having 3 weeks now. Stressed out

Varies: Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. It can be frustrating but it usually resolved on its own. It does mean that the birth control is not working ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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

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

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How long does breakthrough bleeding last while taking birthcontrol pills and phentermine?

How long does breakthrough bleeding last while taking birthcontrol pills and phentermine?

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

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How long will breakthrough bleeding last?

How long will breakthrough bleeding last?

May not stop: Unless treated or evaluated or may stop after 1-2 months depending on the cause, please call your obgyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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