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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

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? I'm on birth control too.

I fell down my stairs 13 days ago and have had vaginal bleeding ever since, is this normal? I'm 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

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Had some light vaginal bleeding after having sex. On birth control, no sti's, no internal pain. Some light discomfort around bottom of labia minora.

Had some light vaginal bleeding after having sex. On birth control, no sti's, no internal pain. Some light discomfort around bottom of labia minora.

A tear?: Maybe the tissue tore a little? Sometimes you'd be able to see this with a mirror. If it happens again, it would be a good idea to have an exam to see if there is something going on with the cervix. ...Read more

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26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more

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Which treatment is available for abnormal vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

Which treatment is available for abnormal vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

Evaluation: Once the normal withdrawal bleeding occurs following discontinuation of the birth control pill, subsequent abnormal bleeding is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had vaginal bleeding during sex, not on my period nor close to it, I was properly aroused and on oral birth control, what could be the reason?

I had vaginal bleeding during sex, not on my period nor close to it, I was properly aroused and on oral birth control, what could be the reason?

Gyn exam: This could be bleeding from aggressive sexual intercourse- small rips or vaginal tears; however, bleeding after sexaul intercourse deserves further pelvic examination. ...Read more

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I have have a really light vaginal bleeding and I am taking birth control pills. I have a light brown/clearish or white discharge with no odor.

I have have a really light vaginal bleeding and I am taking birth control pills. I have a light brown/clearish or white discharge with no odor.

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to examine you and see the discharge it is not possible to say what this might be. See your gynecologist and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding 2 months same birth control for 1 year. Could this be a miscarriage. Hurts very bad to go number two also. Obgyn suggested surgery?

Vaginal bleeding 2 months same birth control for 1 year. Could this be a miscarriage. Hurts very bad to go number two also. Obgyn suggested surgery?

Pelvic pain: Vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain can be due to a number of different conditions. Pregnancy, especially an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage can cause abnormal bleeding or pain. Other cause could be endometriosis, infectioni, as well as other conditions. It is important to see your physicain to be evaluated for this pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Been having vaginal bleeding for 27 days straight what can be the cause? I'm on birth control, pregnancy test negative, waiting on sonogram results

Hormonal abnormality: The causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding are either hormonal or structural (like a fibroid). At your age I would strongly suspect a hormonal problem and not a fibroid. The ultrasound will rule out (or in) the structural abnormality. Do you have PCOS? If the ultrasound is normal your doctor will likely run multiple tests to determine what the hormonal problem is. ...Read more

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On birth control but have still had abnormal vaginal bleeding for 10 months. Pap clear. Also have bloating, nausea and loss of appetite. What's wrong?

On birth control but have still had abnormal vaginal bleeding for 10 months. Pap clear. Also have bloating, nausea and loss of appetite. What's wrong?

Menstrual cycles: It may be common have irregular cycles on birth control pills if you are very athletic, gain or lose weight, or have an eating disorder. You may also have a polyp on the cervix or inside the uterus that causes the bleeding. I would see your doctor if you notice that it continues to be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing light spotting/abnormal vaginal bleeding one week after menstrual period. I am on birth control. Noticed after having intercourse.

I am experiencing light spotting/abnormal vaginal bleeding one week after menstrual period. I am on birth control. Noticed after having intercourse.

You could have some: A small polyp or cervical erosion (changes which can occur on OC), so that as the thrust of the penis making contact with the cervix, it causes bleeding ...Read more

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On birth control pill. Light spotting between periods. Yesterday had bowel movement and had vaginal bleeding when I wiped, but no residual/recurrent.

On birth control pill. Light spotting between periods. Yesterday had bowel movement and had vaginal bleeding when I wiped, but no residual/recurrent.

Bowel movement: Spotting in between period can occur with pills. If there is blood when a woman wipes after bowel movement it can be from, 1- urine, 2- vagina and the 3rd can sometimes be seen when your bowel movement is hard and it can abrade the wall of the mucosa of your rectum and anus as it passed down. Foods you ingested may also cause blood in your stool and plus medical conditions. If persists see Dr. ...Read more

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What could cause vaginal bleeding after birth at 6 weeks?

What could cause vaginal bleeding after birth at 6 weeks?

Your period: If you are not breast feeding, or other problems, most likely it is your period, but your OB can do an exam and blood work and an ultrasound if necessaryto make sure you have no problems your OB should have told you when to expect a period. ...Read more

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If a virgin takes contraceptive by mistake then the side effect vaginal bleeding can cause hymen breakage?

No: If a woman has been having monthly bleeding, the hymen is already broken. Most girls break their hymen through activity such as running and jumping. It's not common to have a completely intact hymen at time of puberty. ...Read more

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Why am I having vaginal bleeding a day after unprotected sex. No itch, burn, or smell. I been on birthcontrol for 3 months.

Why am I having vaginal bleeding a day after unprotected sex. No itch, burn, or smell. I been on birthcontrol for 3 months.

Possible laceration: You may have had a small laceration during intercourse. Alternatively, you may be having an irregular period or possibly cervix/vaginal infection. Please schedule an appointment with a gynecologist for evaluation of all of the above. ...Read more

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How long is it okay to spot bleed after a missed birth control pill? I missed my birth control pill for 3 days in a row, I have went back to taking it everyday at the same time but I am still bleeding vaginally and have been for 5 days.

How long is it okay to spot bleed after a missed birth control pill? I missed my birth control pill for 3 days in a row, I have went back to taking it everyday at the same time but I am still bleeding vaginally and have been for 5 days.

You: You may bleed or spot for the rest of the pack. Once you miss three pills, you start to bleed from withdrawing the hormone, and starting the pills again will not reverse this effect. Continue to take the pills everyday and also use a back up method of contraception. Hopefully after your period this cycle, you will stop spotting, given you take the pills as directed. Have you considered the nuvaring? It is a great alternative for women who often forget to take their pills. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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I have been vaginally bleeding for 35 days I went to the doctor after 2 weeks of bleeding and he put me on hormone pills it didn't help went back he put me on birth control and said I have a cyst on my right ovary and the past 2 days the bleeding has gott

I have been vaginally bleeding for 35 days I went to the doctor after 2 weeks of bleeding and he put me on hormone pills it didn't help went back he put me on birth control and said I have a cyst on my right ovary and the past 2 days the bleeding has gott

OCP's and bleeding: There are many reasons women will have dysfunctional bleeding. I am assuming they performed an ultrasound because they saw a cyst on your right ovary. The test would have identified fibroids or a polyp as well (that could explain dub). You may want to skip the placebo pills this month to see if you can get your bleeding under control. It can take 4-6 weeks to see the benefits of ocp's. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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