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I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pills. It's annoying. How can I fix?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Change pills

I would recommend your taking a pill for 2 1/2 cycles.
If you have breakthrough bleeding after that, i would talk to your dr. The pills have the same estrogen in differing amounts and either the same progestin in different amounts or a different progestin. Changing these components should stop your bleeding within 3 cycles.

In brief: Change pills

I would recommend your taking a pill for 2 1/2 cycles.
If you have breakthrough bleeding after that, i would talk to your dr. The pills have the same estrogen in differing amounts and either the same progestin in different amounts or a different progestin. Changing these components should stop your bleeding within 3 cycles.
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