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Been off birth control for a year now having new symptoms

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan: Most likely you need to change medication. Make appointment with your doctor and discuss your options.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Continuous: If you are taking birth control pills as prescribed, you have coverage for the entire pack. There is no need for back up contraceptive for the entire ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Sometimes pill formulations do not agree with your body's response to them. If you are taking your pill regularly everyday at the same time, there is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Check a test: if you did not miss any pills, then it's unlikely you are pregnant. You can check a pregnancy test to find out for sure.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics & OCPs: Antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy. Alternative contraception has been recommended especially if diarrhea or breakthrough blee ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
What is the question: You certainly would not be worrying about pregnancy now, would you? There may be some other reason for you missed period. Just give it time and if it ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Contraception: Yes this is an expected side effect and can occur up to three months when you start a new oral contraceptive.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Big question!: There is usually no effect on fertility in the year following discontinuation of birth control. You need an evaluation for infertility that would inc ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: as long as you are still on the BCP you are protected at all times.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trya different pill: A few ideas. You may want to try a different birth control pill that doesn't have those side effects. You may also want to try a calorie tracker app ... Read More
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