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Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Can you take extra birth control pills in one day if you have to stop vaginal bleeding ?

Can you take extra birth control pills in one day if you have to stop vaginal bleeding ?

First know the cause: Oral contraceptives are often used to stop "breakthrough bleeding" by "doubling" the pills for several days. However , if the cause is unknown, please check;with your gyn first. ...Read more

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I fell down my stairs 13 days ago and have had vaginal bleeding ever since, is this normal? Im on birth control too.

I fell down my stairs 13 days ago and have had vaginal bleeding ever since, is this normal? Im on birth control too.

Bleeding: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her so you can be checked for internal bleeding. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Constant vaginal bleeding for a yr now, sometime clotty, perscribed birth control for it but not working, no pain, a bit over weight, what could it be?

Constant vaginal bleeding for a yr now, sometime clotty, perscribed birth control for it but not working, no pain, a bit over weight, what could it be?

A bit 'fluffy': Obesity can cause menstrual irregularity and prolonged bleeding due to the conversion of androstenedione to estrone from peripheral fat, an active estrogen that feeds messages back to the pituitary gland and the poor lining of the womb (endometrium) gets 'confused' and sheds inappropriately. Check with your md for alternative rx's since the oral contraceptive is not working. Weight loss helps. ...Read more

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Excessive vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

Excessive vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

May be normal: It is not clear what you mean by excessive vaginal bleeding - but it is quite common for the periods yo be heavier after stopping the pill than what you were experiencing while on the pill. ...Read more

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I recently started my birth control shot on December 11th. For the last three weeks I have experienced vaginal bleeding. Not a flow. I need advice.

I recently started my birth control shot on December 11th. For the last three weeks I have experienced vaginal bleeding. Not a flow. I need advice.

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. You are right that for some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and stop having periods. ...Read more

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How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more

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I have had abnormal vaginal bleeding for 13 days straight after having normal 4-5 day cycles while on the birth control pill for 15 years. concerned.

I have had abnormal vaginal bleeding for 13 days straight after having normal 4-5 day cycles while on the birth control pill for 15 years. concerned.

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more