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Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Depends...: ...on the cause. If you're not on any hormones (like birth control pills), then this is not normal, and you should be examined right away. If you're taking birth control pills, you probably need a higher dose. ...Read more

Breakthrough Bleeding (Definition)

Breakthrough bleeding = vaginal bleeding ...Read more


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Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

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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Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Not necessary: This is more of a personal choice. Medically it is not unhealthy to have intercourse on your menses or with breakthrough bleeding. Many couples will only have intercourse on their menses because then they know they can't get pregnant. But if this is not acceptable to you or your partner just avoid those days. ...Read more

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Are you still fertile during breakthrough bleeding?

Are you still fertile during breakthrough bleeding?

It depends on: when the breakthrough is. The only time you are ever fertile is around ovulation; if you have some breakthrough then you're probably still perfectly fertile. At any other time you' re not fertile anyway, so the bleeding is irrelevant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

Please see your gyn: That is not normal you need an exam, cultures, blood work and a pelvic ultrasound and a pap if you have not had one lately. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding after 1 yr of bcp. Why is this happening?

Breakthrough bleeding after 1 yr of bcp. Why is this happening?

Several reasons: There are several reasons a woman taking bcp for a year could suddenly start getting break through bleeding. One is the lining of the uterus could be so thin and fragile that spotting just happens. A change in bcp can help this. Missing pills or being late on bcp can do it as can starting another medication. I've occasionally seen going from one generic brand to another can cause it. ...Read more

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What is ovulation breakthrough bleeding? And why/how does it occur?

Incorrect term: The term is breakthrough bleeding. This is irregular bleeding that occurs exclusively in women on birth control. It just refers to bleed at the wrong time as a side effect of the hormones. One does not ovulate when on birth control. ...Read more

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What is breakthrough bleeding? Taking nortrel currently and am curious

depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i miss a pill and get breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Can you tell me if i miss a pill and get breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Double up: Your pills the next day but don't stop, otherwise you may experience a full-fledged withdrawal bleeding and will get out of sync with your next anticipated menstrual period. ...Read more

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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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Can ovulation occur during breakthrough bleeding which lasted for about 2 weeks?

Can ovulation occur during breakthrough bleeding which lasted for about 2 weeks?

Yes: Mid-cycle bleeding due to the hormonal swings associated with ovulation is not at all uncommon although it doesn't usually last for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

Try waiting: If this is the first cycle, breakthrough bleeding is common. If you have been on several cycles, you might want to consider switching pills. Talk to your provider. ...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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I have just started taking the pill and have had breakthrough bleeding for a week now , is this normal ?

I have just started taking the pill and have had breakthrough bleeding for a week now , is this normal ?

Yes: Breakthru bleeding on the first package is extremely common. It should improve with the second package and be gone with the third. Do be sure to take them at the same time every day and if it is not gone by the 3rd package see your doctor. You may need a different pill. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Its the third month of MonoNessa and I've been breakthrough bleeding for a week and a half, is this normal?

Its the third month of MonoNessa and I've been breakthrough bleeding for a week and a half, is this normal?

Bleeding: Take your pills at the same time every day. Did you miss any pills? Continue taking them even though you have had break through bleeding. It can take up to 6 months to finally end up with the pattern of bleeding you will have on these pills . If the bleeding still persists your provider may change your pills and do any testing necessary to evaluate the bleeding. Patience is a virtue. ...Read more

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I've decided to stop taking my bc pills and breakthrough bleeding started yesterday. How long until I stops?

I've decided to stop taking my bc pills and breakthrough bleeding started yesterday. How long until I stops?

Hard to say: It depends on where in the pack of pills that you stopped taking them. If it was at the very end when a period would otherwise be due, then 3 to 5 days. If in the middle of the pack, it is undetermined the number of days the bleeding/spotting will continue. ...Read more

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I've had breakthrough bleeding the past two months but I never miss a pill and always take my pill on time. What does this mean.

I've had breakthrough bleeding the past two months but I never miss a pill and always take my pill on time. What does this mean.

Usually no problem: Usually there is no found cause to breakthrough bleeding. Sometimes an infection can cause brown discharge so you should get checked for infection if brown discharge more than three days Stress can cause hormone changes that lead to irregular bleeding Sometimes you will need to change pills ...Read more

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