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How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Spotting to 2+ wks..

It is variable, but typically breakthough bleeding last 2-3 days.
Some unfortunately can last couple of weeks...Often lighter and less crampy than normal menstrual flow. So, if you have prolonged and heavy flow with significant pain/fever etc...Please consult doc for possible infections such as endometritis etc... Good luck.

In brief: Spotting to 2+ wks..

It is variable, but typically breakthough bleeding last 2-3 days.
Some unfortunately can last couple of weeks...Often lighter and less crampy than normal menstrual flow. So, if you have prolonged and heavy flow with significant pain/fever etc...Please consult doc for possible infections such as endometritis etc... Good luck.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Varies

Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last.

In brief: Varies

Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last.
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