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Answered 2004-06-08 14:44:51

No, it's not normal. You should go to the doctor, you may need to get a new kind of pill. And you should use a back up method of Birth Control in the meantime. You pill may not be working and you could get pregnant. Just went to doctor today and asked very same question. She said that it is not uncommon. She said your system will eventually adjust and there should be nothing to worry about. I asked her if my chances of getting pregnant are higher when this happens. She said no that as long as I take pills every day at or around same time, I am 99% protected regardless and don't need another form of birth control as a backup.

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What is breakthrough bleeding when you are on birth control pills?

According to AskDocWeb, breakthrough bleeding is bleeding that occurs during the time that you are taking the active pills, that is, at times other than during the placebo pills. This can occur when you are becoming adjusted to taking the pills for the first time or if you have been off them for a time and are beginning them again. This is usually an adjustment situation and not serious.

Should I be having a 2 week period while on the pill?

Usually no, sometimes you may experience a side effect from taking the pill which is called breakthrough bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding is a nuisance that can last up to a week, which in sense makes you think it is a regular period but actually its not. Most likely you started breakthrough bleeding during your last week of active pills and then you started your "real period" during the placebo week. If breakthrough bleeding still occurs after 3 months, it is recommended that you consult your physician, this may mean you need a higher dosage of birth control.

Can you have breakthrough bleeding after you stop taking the pill?

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Is it normal for you to have longer then usually periods the first month you start your birth control?

Not necessarily. This longer than usual period that you are experiencing could be breakthrough bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding is an unwanted side effect that sometimes occurs during the first 3 months of starting your birth control. Breakthrough bleeding also usually occurs before your period, so it seems as if your period is lasting longer than usual.

What causes light bleeding during pregnancy?

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Are you supposed to have back pain with bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy?

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Should you continue to take birth control pills even if you start bleeding during your active pills?

You should continue to take the birth control pill even if you experience breakthrough bleeding. Stopping the pill is more likely to make the bleeding worse instead of better, and stopping will end your pregnancy protection. If the bleeding is troublesome or associated with other symptoms such as painful urination, painful sex, pelvic pain, or abnormal vaginal discharge, see your health care provider.

What if you get your period a week early when you're on the birth control pill?

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