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do you ovulate while on birth control pills

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure ra ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,you're not: supposed to ovulate while on birth control pills,depending on type used.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ovulation: Nope. Not likely unless your cycles are irregular. You are not ovulating on birth control.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you would get pregnant which is obviously what you are asking taking both Plan B and birth control pills correctly but, if yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill p ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but: If used properly it'll only be around 2% of the time.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Most birth control pill packets contain placebo pills to be taken during menstruation - do not stop the packet on your own without consulting with you ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Birth Control Pills: A female takes birth control pills prescribed by her physician to prevent pregnancy when sexually active. They are designed to be taken usually on a d ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unlikely. BCP's: Cycle Estrogens that buildup endometrium and progestational agents mimicking pregnancy, once the lining is built, it bleeds as it is shed. A fertilize ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
As : As long as you take your active pills correctly (every day at the same time every day), you have a less than 1% chance of becoming pregnant during any ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: If you start taking your first pill, of a combined oral contraceptive pill, on the first day of your period- you do not need to use a second form of ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: On what type u take the placebo pills on you period, o u can take active pills and not get a period.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual symptoms: Most problems with your cycle are better on birth control pills or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No, but..: Certain antibiotics, e.g., rifampin, enhances metabolism and can make contraceptive less effective.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Birth control: The whole idea of birth control is to prevent ovulation. If you skip some days then certainly you can ovulate.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Before sex: To prevent pregnacy.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Taking birth control does not make you stop ovulating at anytime.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not if you took the first 3 weeks properly. But remember, only abstinence is 100% foolproof. The pills do have a failure rate.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely early period: It's likely that you will have some bleeding==or an early period. It's not otherwise harmful, but you should expect bleeding. If you still need birt ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Yes, birth control pills can regular a period.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed period: Yes, while on birth control, one can miss periods. It is actually quite common to miss your period on the birth control pill, especially on the lower ... Read More
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