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Ways To Stop Breakthrough Bleeding
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
I put my NuvraRing in 2 days early. Now a couple weeks after I am having major breakthrough bleeding. How do I stop it?!
How can you stop breakthrough bleeding? I started today and I'm suppost to go to my boyfriends tomorrow, it's embarrassing. Please help
Breakthrough bleeding on pill getting heavier after 14 days of bleeding & 16 days being on pill for first time. Will this stop on my pill free wk?
Probably not: You are having breaktroughbleeding caused by the external hormones you are taking. Ask your doctor to see if he/she would recommend stopping for 5 days now, then restarting a new pill strip or have you take two pills a day for a few days. This may stop the bleeding you are experiencing. Sometimes a different pill will help also. ...Read more
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
Please call your GYN: That is a common problem with proges only pills. ...Read more
Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...Read more
If I have breakthrough bleeding during the third week of the pill. Can I stop taking the pill for 4 days and start a new pack to stop the bleeding?
How can I to stop long lasting breakthrough bleeding? 7/15-8/5, 8/10-16, 8/28- 9/29. Missed 3 pills bet packs 8/8-10. A lot for 2 wks and small amount
I think ive had implantation or breakthrough bleeding, how long after bleeding stops can I do a hpt?
3 weeks after sex: A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that PRIOR spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more
I just got back on bc and this breakthrough bleeding sucks and the cramps are a beast what can I do to stop it soon?
What is the name of BC pills which is effective to stop periods and are available worldwide?? and don't cause breakthrough bleeding??
No Such Thing: There is no guarantee that a birth control pill will not give rise to breakthrough bleeding. It is your hormone and body profile and metabolism and the interaction with the pill that are variables. Most birth control pills are available world wide. Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and Levlen is available in India and will work well to delay your period. Please discuss with your doctor who knows you well. ...Read more
How can I stop breakthrough bleeding within hours? I have an appt with my doctor in three days but it is too painful are there any home remedies?
I just finished my antibiotics yesterday but I still have breakthrough bleeding. I am going on vacation in two days. How do I stop the break through?
Antibiotics?: Antibiotics are not used to treat breakthrough bleeding (btb). If you are taking a combination (estrogen/progestin) pill, you can try taking one pill twice daily for 5 to 7 days. The extra estrogen should stabilize the lining of your uterus. Definitely call your doctor to get his or her input. ...Read more
I have been on quartette (91 cycle bc pill) for 3 years. I have had breakthrough bleeding for the past 14 days due to antibiotics. How to stop bleed?
Break through bleed: The easiest is to double your pills temporarily. That may or may not work. Be sure to check a pregnancy test to make sure the abnormal bleeding isn't from a pill failure. Normally we don't expect antibiotics to cause break through bleeding. ...Read more
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
Depends: It may be an issue of too low a dose of birth control or the timing of initiating them that could be the problem. I would follow up with your doctor to see if this is the case before stopping or changing them. If you have just started birth control there may be some initial breakthrough bleeding as well-usually not a concern. If this persists of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Call your gyn: It is better to go until the end of the pack if it is not heavy and often times your gyn can add some low dose hormones for a short time or switch u to a different pill, it is very common to have some the first 1-2 months and usually it resolves by the 3rd month, u may need a stronger pill if u want to stay on them please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
I have breakthrough bleeding as I stopped taking my yaz prescription for four days. What can I do to stop the bleeding?
Is it possible to continuously take levelen to miss periods and take norethisterone to stop the breakthrough bleeding at the same time?
I normally skip a period occasionally but have skipped 2 now using the pill and I've been breakthrough bleeding for over a week. When will it stop?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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
I was put me on megestrol 40mg to stop breakthrough bleeding. How long will it take to work and is it safe? It stopped but started again during sex
Quickly and safe: Megestrol usually begins to work within 24 hours to decrease and hopefully stop dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It is a safe medication. Additional megestrol is safe. If you contionue to have bleeding with sex, please inform your md. Postcoital bleeding can sometimes indicate a cervical disorder such as dysplasia and uncommonly cervical cancer. ...Read more
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