Definition of breakthrough bleeding in English:

breakthrough bleeding

Syllabification: break·through bleed·ing

noun

  • Bleeding from the uterus occurring between menstrual periods, a side effect of some oral contraceptives.
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    • The most common side effects are nausea and vomiting, breakthrough bleeding and spotting, headaches, bloating or swelling, and breast tenderness.
    • Concomitant use of rifampin and oral contraceptive pills can lead to breakthrough bleeding and an increased risk of pregnancy.
    • Side effects of breast tenderness and breakthrough bleeding, concerns about breast and ovarian cancer, gall bladder disease, and thromboembolic events, may all contribute to low adherence rates.

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