Over the last 25 years a push towards reducing a woman’s total estrogen exposure (during her menstrual cycle) has led to the formulation of low-dose oral contraceptives. Although low-dose OCs are just as effective in preventing pregnancy, an increase in breakthrough bleeding has been reported more frequently with their use.
However, this is not a reason to stop taking the pill. Although annoying, breakthrough bleeding is not uncommon during the first three months of use and repeated episodes are usually resolved by switching to another type of birth control pill with a higher estrogen content. Quite simply it’s finding the appropriate dose for your body’s specific needs.
** Women who smoke are more likely to have breakthrough bleeding. There is also a higher risk of serious cardiovascular side effects with higher doses of estrogen (especially in women over age 35).
Low-dose estrogen pills include:
- Loestrin 24 Fe.
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