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What is break through bleeding?

What is break through bleeding?

Side effect of BC: Break through bleeding is a term used to describe bleeding in between menses in a woman who is on hormonal birth control. It is usually something that occurs in the first few months of starting a new method of birth control and will usually go away by itself. If it is very heavy or lasts more than a few months, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

Depends: In the first trimester, there can be implantation bleeding from the growing placenta. In the second and third trimester, bleeding can occur from problems with placenta or problems with cervix. Any bleeding in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by a doctor either in triage at labor & delivery, in the er or in doctor's office. Sometimes bleeding is benign and a one time occur but always let doctor know. ...Read more

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What is "break through bleeding" when you are on the pill?

What is "break through bleeding" when you are on the pill?

Unexpected bleeding: The pill should give you a very predictable period once a month when you either stop the pill temporarily or are on the last week of your pill pack. Bleeding at any other time is breakthrough bleeding. You are "breaking through" the effect of the pill. ...Read more

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What is break through bleeding while on birth control? Please explain why is happens and how. I think i'm experience this after i've had sex regulary

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

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What causes break through bleeding that stops and starts for a month or more? Last preg test negative and stds test negative and pap smear cleared.

What causes break through bleeding that stops and starts for a month or more? Last preg test negative and stds test negative and pap smear cleared.

Break thru bleeding: If you are on oral birth control you should review with your gyn to change the pill you are taking If you are not then you still should review with your gyn to have her/him check your hormones ...Read more

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What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

Hormones: It usually occurs early in pregnancy around the time your period would be due and really isn't all that uncommon. Is seems like an easy answer but is really complicated but hormones are linked to just about everything in some way to a woman's reproductive system and a lot of the rest of her body and emotions too ...Read more

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What can I do for break-through bleeding?

What can I do for break-through bleeding?

Few things: I assume you are on birth control pills. Sometimes, you can use extra estrogen temporarily which will eliminate this bleeding. Doubling up on the pill will not! one can also go to higher estrogen dose pills but the risk also increases to some degree. ...Read more

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What can cause almost daily break through bleeding, especially after any sexual activity? Kidney tranpl 2004, should I worry?

What can cause almost daily break through bleeding, especially after any sexual activity? Kidney tranpl 2004, should I worry?

Cervical polyps +: There are many things that can cause post-coital bleeding, the most notable are cervical polyps, endometrial hyperplasia(overgrowth) and uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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Break through bleeding on pill. Am I still protected? I haven't missed taking any.

Break through bleeding on pill. Am I still protected?  I haven't missed taking any.

YES- protected: Keep taking your pills as directed; however, I suggest contacting your prescribing physician/GYN. ...Read more

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Ive been experiencing some break through bleeding ive talked to a nurse about she couldn't tell me much could explain why this is happening to me?

Ive been experiencing some break through bleeding ive talked to a nurse about she couldn't tell me much could explain why this is happening to me?

There could be a : Number of reasons:the most common is , if you are just starting , your body has to adjust.If you have been skipping pills or drug interaction if you are taking other drugs.less commonly ; if you have switched pills ,several times and it persists. ,then it's a structural problem in the uterus. ...Read more

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Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Not normal: If you are 60 years old, have undergone menopause and are now experiencing vaginal bleeding - that warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop break through bleeding?

What can I take to stop break through bleeding?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding is traditionally a term used to describe intermenstrual bleeding/spotting while on a birth control pill. This i especially common for the first few months on a low dose pill. If this persists longer than 3 cycles or the bleeding is heavy you gyn will have to change your pill, probably to a higher estrogen containing pill. ...Read more

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How much time does break through bleeding last?

Unclear : This is usually when someone is on BCP for the first time or when they are change pills or type of pills. This is variable both in amount in time. It may occur in the first one or two cycles. If it persists you need to review this with your doctor, ...Read more

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Is my pill still effective if I have break through bleeding?

Is my pill still effective if I have break through bleeding?

Yes: As long as you have not missed any pills, but at your age if you do not want kids you should have an in office tubal which is easy to do, I do them my office with my pts awake, and then after that you can have an in office endometrial ablation to get rid of your periods which i also do with my pts awake. If you are on pills you should be on the lowest dose if possible, which is loloestrin. ...Read more