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On birth control and having irregular bleeding between periods. What does this mean for this pill?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Many things

Most women will have 1 or 2 cycles of "breakthrough bleeding" a year while on some forms of contraception.
If you take the pill regularly and aren't on other medicines, this shouldn't change the effectiveness. Missing a pill, changing pills, or changing to generic pills are common causes of bleeding between periods.

In brief: Many things

Most women will have 1 or 2 cycles of "breakthrough bleeding" a year while on some forms of contraception.
If you take the pill regularly and aren't on other medicines, this shouldn't change the effectiveness. Missing a pill, changing pills, or changing to generic pills are common causes of bleeding between periods.
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