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Will starting the mini pill while i'm on my period reduce the chances of break through bleeding?I tried twice at other times in cycle & had bleeding

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine

In brief: It could

The mini-pill is a Progesterone only bill.
Breakthrough bleeding can happen. It usually takes 2-3 cycles for your cycle to adapt. However, if you miss a pill or take it late, you can have breakthrough bleeding. Unless you have contraindications to a combined estrogen/progesterone pill, it is a better option to prevent bleeding.

In brief: It could

The mini-pill is a Progesterone only bill.
Breakthrough bleeding can happen. It usually takes 2-3 cycles for your cycle to adapt. However, if you miss a pill or take it late, you can have breakthrough bleeding. Unless you have contraindications to a combined estrogen/progesterone pill, it is a better option to prevent bleeding.
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