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A term applied to various gynaecologic 'bleeds'—usually referring to mid-cycle bleeding in oral contraceptive users—and attributed to insufficient oestrogens; the term is not applied to abnormal bleeding in OC users
the escape of uterine blood between menstrual periods, a possible side effect of fibroids or oral contraceptive use.
breakthrough bleeding Gynecology A term applied to various gynecologic “bleeds,” usually refers to mid-cycle bleeding in OC users, and is attributed to insufficient estrogens; the term is not applied to abnormal bleeding in OC users
breakthrough bleeding Menstrual bleeding occurring in the course of hormone treatment to suppress the menstrual cycle.