Random breakthrough bleeding while on BC pill??

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 2
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

ktb19 :  Have you had any changes in your diet lately? Sleep schedule? Extra stress? It is odd that it’s happening for the first time after 2 years! I have this sometimes, but usually it’s after a month of taking it a few hours later than I should and things getting messed up.

Post # 3
7849 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah, this happened to me on a pill i used to be on. I’d been on it for over a year when the breakthrough bleeding began. At first it was just a bit of spotting a day or two before my inactive pills would begin. But each cycle, the spotting would start up a little earlier, until I was bleeding more days than not throughout each cycle! Heinous. I switched to another pill at that point with a higher dose of estrogen, and it solved the problem. It was called Altavara, fwiw.

I’d see if it happens again next cycle…and if so talk to your doctor. 

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had the same thing all the time with BC. It started after I’d been on meds for a few years. It was annoying but the BC was still effective!

Post # 7
640 posts
Busy bee

This has happened to me as well! I’ve been on BC pills for 11 years and the same pill for 5 years. Do you have any cysts? Sometimes a ruptured cyst may cause a little bleeding and cramps.

Post # 8
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This happens to me every few months or so. I wouldn’t worry too much unless it starts happening consecutively or if the bleeding just doesn’t end.

Post # 9
3713 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

That happened to me on the pill too. I would spot when I ovulated and then a few days before my period. My doc said it was nothing to be too concerned about, that I have really thin skin on my cervix so I bleed very easily and it’s more sensitive when my hormones fluctuate. 

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