breakthrough bleeding


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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

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.
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The decrease in breakthrough bleeding and spotting on Lybrel over time may occur because "the endometrium stabilizes, we believe," Dr.
Two of the women experienced breakthrough bleeding in the control phase, and seven women did during the St.
Frequency and management of breakthrough bleeding with continuous use of the transvaginal contraceptive ring: a randomized controlled trial.
They counted any bleeding episode during active pill use and considered breakthrough bleeding within 1-4 days of missed active pills to be "explained."
The study also showed no differences between groups in nausea, vomiting, or breakthrough bleeding up to one year after OC initiation.
Breakthrough bleeding, unscheduled bleeding, withdrawal bleeding, a pill period--these are all terms used by health care providers to describe the nonmenstrual bleeding that may occur among women taking oral contraceptives (OCs).
In the B-LONG trial, rFIXFc's ability to prevent bleeding using different dosing regimens will be measured by evaluating the number of breakthrough bleeding episodes annualized over the study period.
A randomized controlled trial evaluating the frequency and management of breakthrough bleeding with continuous use of the transvaginal contraceptive ring reported a reduction in bleeding, flow, and pelvic pain, and a high continuation rate.
Breakthrough bleeding occurs at a fairly high rate.
John's wort induces hepatic enzymes and increases progestin and estrogen metabolism such that contraceptive users have greater frequency of breakthrough bleeding and ovulation.