Breakthrough bleeding during first month

bleeding
side-effects
contraception
progestagen-only-pill

#1

Hello @Dr_Paula , I have been experiencing breakthrough bleeding for more than a week now and this bleeding started after only 13 days since my last period. Also, everytime I workout, it increases a bit for half a day, so it never stops completely. Is it normal? (it’s the first month since I started taking the pill)


#2

Hello @Martina

Irregular bleeding is very common in the first 3 months of taking the pill.

It is helpful to check a pregnancy test if you think you may have been at risk at all and order an STI test - if these are normal then the normal advice is to continue taking the pill and review after the first 3 months.

Many thanks

Paula