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"breakthrough" and actual bleeding on lutera

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I started lutera about 2 1/2 months ago. I hadnt had my period in almost 2 months when I started so my doctor said to just start the next day, because there was no telling when it would come. When I started, the next week (week 2 of active pills) I started bleeding as if I were on my period. And then that was it. Flash forward to the next month. I again started bleeding that 2nd week of active pills, like a period, but I never stopped. I have had "breakthrough" bleeding all the way to actual bleeding since. I am now on the 2nd active week of my 3rd pill pack and again, I am bleeding like I am on my period.

I should say that my doctor suggested I skip the inactive pill week. So I did. But now Im starting to think that I shouldnt. I dont know exactly why she suggested it.

It's not only annoying but Im growing to be a bit concerned. Should I give it more time, or should I try a different pill option? Is this normal?

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replied August 6th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A48677
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You may consider discussing with your treating doctor about stopping the pill pack and allowing for proper withdrawal bleeding and then re-start with taking the pills again to help with regulating your menstrual cycles. If you are having bleeding tendencies, then taking hormonal pills can worsen it resulting in bleeding. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Take care.

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