breakthrough bleeding

breakthrough bleeding
break·through bleeding .brāk-.thrü- n an abnormal flow of blood from the uterus that occurs between menstrual periods esp. due to irregular sloughing of the endometrium in women on contraceptive hormones

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a light type of dysfunctional uterine bleeding sometimes seen in women during the first few cycles of usage of an oral contraceptive.

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