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Why am I bleeding when I'm on birth control pills?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Breakthrough

Bleeding on birth control pills happens on a regular basis.
It is called breakthrough bleeding. Birth control pills can have varying amounts of hormone in them. It is a good idea to keep track of bcp that cause breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor and see if switching to a pill with a different hormone content makes a difference.

In brief: Breakthrough

Bleeding on birth control pills happens on a regular basis.
It is called breakthrough bleeding. Birth control pills can have varying amounts of hormone in them. It is a good idea to keep track of bcp that cause breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor and see if switching to a pill with a different hormone content makes a difference.
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