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Why am I bleeding between periods?

If you just started the pill in the last few months, try to power through – this problem will most likely fix itself. Make sure you are taking your pills at the same time each day and not skipping pills and then taking two at once. Skipping pills or taking two at once can increase chances of spotting.
Still not working? If you have been on the pill for a few months, are taking it correctly, and still spotting, then consider a new method. You should also get checked for STIs and pregnancy, just to be sure those are not the reason for the bleeding.
Try a different method: Patch, Ring, injectable.


  1. FSRH Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. (Amended 2019). Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Pills. Retrieved from https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/cec-ceu-guidance-pop-mar-2015/

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