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I'm no longer on birth control pills I was spotting now I keep bleeding is this normal?

I'm no longer on birth control pills I was spotting now I keep bleeding is this normal?

It can take several.: Months to get your cycle regulated. Are you wanting to get pregnant? If not, please use some form of birth control. If the bleeding is heavy and prolonged, or if your periods don't regulate in 3 mos, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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I started birth control pills this month & 5 days before I start the inactive pills I started to have some bleeding for those 5 days that normal?

I started birth control pills this month & 5 days before I start the inactive pills I started to have some bleeding for those 5 days that normal?

Not uncommon. ..: To have spotting near the end of the medicated pills when first going on a BCP. Usually, this is less a problem after several months when your body gets acclimated to the new ratio of estrogen/progesterone. If it continues to be a problem, speak with your doctor about trying a different brand. Some women do better with triphasic vs monophasic vs progestin only pills. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding 3 months after being on birth control pills? I stop them and start them for 3 days to stop it.

Is it normal to have breakthrough bleeding 3 months after being on birth control pills? I stop them and start them for 3 days to stop it.

Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more

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On birth control pills and have slight bleeding after sex right after and then next day but very light and not consistent. Is this normal?

On birth control pills and have slight bleeding after sex right after and then next day but very light and not consistent. Is this normal?

Post-coital bleeding: You could have an infection or some type of cervical or vaginal irritation or a cervical polyp. Is your pap smear up to date? If this continues you should see your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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Started bc pill 12 days ago and still bleeding medium flow red blood. Is this normal when you go on birth control pills?

Started bc pill 12 days ago and still bleeding medium flow red blood. Is this normal when you go on birth control pills?

Could be: If you started birth control for cycle control, it will take at least 1 full cycle before your cycle regulates to the one dictated by the birth control pills. ...Read more

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Been missing um a couple of my birth control pills an then I had unprotect sex monday an then I started bleeding brown blood does dat mean havn a baby?

Been missing um a couple of my birth control pills an then I had unprotect sex monday an then I started bleeding brown blood does dat mean havn a baby?

Probably not: The usual sign of pregnancy is missed/skipped periods. You should see your doctor to discuss birth control options and get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

Ans: Yes it is. The birth control alters the hormones. The uterine wall still needs to thin. But no ovulation. So you can get a full period or spotty blessing on and off ...Read more

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I started a pack of sprintec birth control pills two days later than I was supposed to after finishing a pack of birth control. I was instructed to take 2 active pills for the first two days and then carry on as I normally would. I've had bleeding for alm

I started a pack of sprintec birth control pills two days later than I was supposed to after finishing a pack of birth control. I was instructed to take 2 active pills for the first two days and then carry on as I normally would. I've had bleeding for alm

Incomplete question.: There is a 150 character limit, and so your question was cut off. Changing bcp's can cause irregular bleeding, it may get better in a month or two, if not tell your doc, or call and maybe you can get back on the one that did not do this, ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Not uncommon: Some women have spotting or light bleeding while using a birth control pill. This is unlikely to be anything dangerous but can be quite annoying. This will often stop after a while on its own. If the problem persists you could take a low dose estrogen for a few weeks, change pills or change your method of contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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12 days after intercourse n missing a bit of my birth control pills im having some light bleeding but extreme cramps that r in pelvis n back miscarry?

Break through bleedi: If you missed more than 2-3 days of birth control pills and you have not double up you will have breakthrough bleeding and you are at risk for conceiving. You should use extra protection till you have your menstrual flow. ...Read more

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On my first pack of birth control pills and going on almost 2 weeks of spotting and or breakthrough bleeding, is this normal? Will it stop?

On my first pack of birth control pills and going on almost 2 weeks of spotting and or breakthrough bleeding, is this normal? Will it stop?

Yes: It can sometimes take up to three months for your body to get used to the different hormone levels. Spotting is very common. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods. After my periods ends 3 days later I again have bleeding? Is this Normal.? Should I stop pills

No: First check a pregnancy test as this a common cause of bleeding on the pill. Second make an appointment with your physician about the bleeding. You probably just need a different pill or different dose, but I tell my patients to finish out their current pack and transition to the new birth control so they don't end up pregnant. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 4/12/13 nd on birth control pills. Havnt got to the placebo pills yet nd strtd period las sunday. Normal? Still bleeding. What to do?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 4/12/13 nd on birth control pills. Havnt got to the placebo pills yet nd strtd period las sunday. Normal? Still bleeding. What to do?

IUD and OCP: It depends on when in your cycle you removed it. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) makes the lining thin and starting the birth control pills may make it thin for a while until your body adjusts. I would monitor the bleeding and see your doctor if it still remains heavy, . ...Read more

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I have been taking birth control pills for 2 weeks (sprintec 1st week, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 2nd week) and have had continuous bleeding since yesterday. Is that normal?

I have been taking birth control pills for 2 weeks (sprintec 1st week, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 2nd week) and have had continuous bleeding since yesterday. Is that normal?

Yes: Having irregular bleeding in the first 1-2 cycles of birth control pills is common. That's because the hormones in the pill are coming into balance with the women's hormones. If a woman has this breakthrough bleeding after the 3rd cycle she may need a different pill. Since you changed pills between the first 2 weeks there's more chance of bleeding. Take pill same time each day helps prevent this. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I am pregnant? I take birth control pills and take them as prescribed. I don't miss pills. I am sexually active. I had my withdrawal bleeding as normal after my last pill pack. It was the normal amount and duration. It's been about a

How likely is it that I am pregnant? I take birth control pills and take them as prescribed. I don't miss pills. I am sexually active. I had my withdrawal bleeding as normal after my last pill pack. It was the normal amount and duration. It's been about a

Unlikely to be pregn: It is very very unlikely that you are pregnant. Firstly you have taking the pill as adviced. And secondally you had your periods as expected and you say it was normal. So in all likelihood you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

Antibiotics & OCPs: Antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy.

Alternative contraception has been recommended especially if diarrhea or breakthrough bleeding are noted in women taking oral contraceptives who receive antibiotics (even though breakthrough bleeding is now recognized as a false marker of lessened contraceptive efficacy). ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed when switching birth control pills?

Is it normal to bleed when switching birth control pills?

Yes.: Any time you start, stop or switch a birth control their can be a period of time that you have irregular bleeding until your body adjusts to the new method. It will usually resolve over time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed for three weeks right after starting to take birth control pills?

Is it normal to bleed for three weeks right after starting to take birth control pills?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill 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. ...Read more

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I had my withdrawal bleed after my pack of birth control pills almost a month ago. It was a normal bleed. Could I be pregnant from that cycle?

I had my withdrawal bleed after my pack of birth control pills almost a month ago. It was a normal bleed. Could I be pregnant from that cycle?

Period from BCPs: If you were pregnant, I bet you would not have had withdraw bleeding. Hope this helps but if you are concerned, get a home test. ...Read more

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I started on birth control pills 15 days ago (loette28) on the 1th day of my period. And I still bleed. Is this normal? . I had sex while on my period.

I started on birth control pills 15 days ago (loette28) on the 1th day of my period. And I still bleed. Is this normal? . I had sex while on my period.

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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Why am I bleeding when I'm on birth control pills?

Breakthrough: Bleeding on birth control pills happens on a regular basis. It is called breakthrough bleeding. Birth control pills can have varying amounts of hormone in them. It is a good idea to keep track of bcp that cause breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor and see if switching to a pill with a different hormone content makes a difference. ...Read more

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If I'm on the microgynon birth control pills will it cause me to have off and on bleeding?

Irregular pill bleed: This pill has the same hormone dose in each pill, 30 mcg of the estrogen, so usually this recipe does not have a lot of irregular bleeding if you are taking it regularly for 21 days with a 7 day period week. Except in the first few months, when it is common to have some irregular bleeding. After that if you get new irregular bleeding, you should check for infection, pregnancy, medication problems. ...Read more

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Dr thinks I have endo. He gave me birth control pills so I wouldn't bleed this month. I'm bleeding anyway and the pain is severe meds aren't helping?

Dr thinks I have endo. He gave me birth control pills so I wouldn't bleed this month. I'm bleeding anyway and the pain is severe meds aren't helping?

Go back: I'd ask for an ultrasound. Call your OB to ask if you could double up on the pills for a few days (but this has risks-for bloodclots), it is important to find out if you have polyps, fibroids and how thick the lining of your uterus is. A laparoscopy is the golden standard to find out if you have endometriosis. If you have a hard time getting pregnant that may be a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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Birth Control (Definition)

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