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How long should breakthrough bleeding go on?

How long should breakthrough bleeding go on?

BTB bleeding: If just starting a low dose ocp, btb may occur during the 1st few cycles. ...Read more

Breakthrough Bleeding (Definition)

Breakthrough bleeding = vaginal bleeding ...Read more


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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

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

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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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Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

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

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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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Ive been having breakthrough bleeding for about 3 days and I was wondering how long it lasts?

Ive been having breakthrough bleeding for about 3 days and I was wondering how long it lasts?

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

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Could breakthrough bleedIng go all the way into your actual period? So like bleeding for both those days and your actual period? Making it seem longer

Could breakthrough bleedIng go all the way into your actual period? So like bleeding for both those days and your actual period? Making it seem longer

Sure: Breakthrough bleeding is when someone bleeds at the wrong time while on birth control. Since the bleeding is unpredictable it can occur at any time. It usually resolves on its own and does not mean something is wrong with the birth control ...Read more

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I'm using nuvaring and having breakthrough bleeding, how long does it last?

I'm using nuvaring and having breakthrough bleeding, how long does it last?

2-3 months: As a general rule most hormonal contraceptives may have breakthrough bleeding as a side aeffect that usually lasts for about 3 months. If BTB lasts longer you need to be evaluated. ...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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