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In terms of word choice, "breakthrough bleeding" is bleeding when you expect the hormones in Birth Control to stop bleeding. On the other hand, "withdrawal bleeding" is what you have when you stop taking active pills -- whether temporarily, as during the pill-free interval, or when you quit the pill altogether. It's normal to have a withdrawal bleed after stopping the pill. You can expect a normal period in four to six weeks.

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Q: Can you have breakthrough bleeding after you stop taking the pill?
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When does breakthrough bleeding stop once one the pill?

Breakthrough bleeding occurs when you stop taking BC pills. If it occurs while taking BC pills you will need to see your Doctor as the doseage may not be right for you.

You stopped taking the birth control pill when will the breakthrough bleeding stop?

It should take approximately one week.

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If you have a first day start pill spot a for a day start your period and then it disappears only to have it start again a week later do you have to throw away your pill pack and start over?

If you just started taking the pill recently, breakthrough bleeding which is bleeding during the weeks that you are on active birth control, is normal. Do not stop taking the pill, keep going, this is normal and should clear up within 3 cycles.

If you have an early period should you still stop taking the pill for 7days?

No, you should continue taking the pill as scheduled regardless of bleeding or not bleeding. Contact your health care provider if the early period happens again.

Can you go from taking the depo injection straight to taking the pill to stop the daily bleeding you are getting with the injection?

Your body is trying to adjust from being off the shot. Taking the pill won't stop you from getting your period or make it stop when you are on it. Believe me, if there was something created to stop a period in the middle...I would have found it.

Does your period stop after last day of sugar pills?

It may start before, on, or after the last placebo pill. You should continue taking the pill on schedule regardless of bleeding.

You may be pregnant and you are on the pill should you stop taking the pill?

Yes you should stop taking the pill. Perform a pregnancy test prior to stopping the pill.

Will the pill stop your period while you're on the injection?

Some health care provider prescribe the pill to control breakthrough bleeding for women on depo provera. It's a temporary fix, but the spotting improves with time.

Is it normal to have heavy bleeding when you stop taking the pill after 25 years?

I would think it is not unusual but you really should ask your doctor.

Can you skip two periods on the pill?

Yes, many women stop having any monthly bleeding while taking BCP.

How to stop break through bleeding when not on any pill?

Get on a pill to regulate your cycles Get on a pill to regulate your cycles

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