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Just started taking birth control and had unprotected sex

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use backup method: When a woman forgets 2 birth control pills it is recommended to take the pill twice a day for 2 days to catch up, and to use a back up method for the ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant?: Bcp should be started no later than 7 days from the first day of a period. You may well be pregnant. Please check with your gynecologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Continue with your birth control.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably BTB: Breakthrough bleeding is common with oral contraceptives, however, do a pregnancy test 7-10 days after the sexual encounter, and in future also protec ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Medina-mejia
40 years experience General Practice
Amenorrea. Primary ?: Most common cause is pregnancy, could also be secondary to other minor and major problems. Need to check pregnancy test and consult gyn.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely: It is likely that you did not get pregnant. However, if you miss your period by more than 5-7 days, do a home pregnancy test and if it negative redo t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnant: it is not likely that you are pregnant
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Probably: This is a reasonable approach to what has happened. You might want to check an over the counter home pregnancy test just to make sure.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Def possible: Anytime you have intercourse without protection there is always the risk of getting pregnant. Check a home pregnancy test. Once you do the test you w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth Control: If you actually start your OCPs when you start your period, you are immediately protected. If you start at any other time, I usually recommend a back ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It's unlikely. Buy a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time you'd start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 we ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Birth Control: The seven days after the last active pill will be when your uterus is shedding the unused blood and you are to have a period. It is very unlikely to g ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
May be: One ovulates in the mid cycle. So you have not ovulated yet. Therefore you are Protected but not from BCP. BCP is >98% effective after the first c ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Birth control only works when taken as directed. You should use alternative form of birth control until you have been on it for a month.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills are effective after being on them for 7 days, regardless of when you start taking them.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: The chance of getting pregnant from missing one pill yesterday just before starting your placebo pills is very low. Usual recommendation would be to t ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Kim
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The birth control pill should prevent ovulation if taken properly. Theoretically, you should not have ovulated and should be getting a period soon. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?Birth control: If you are on Birth control pills, they protect you from getting pregnant, even during you period, which by the way would not be an optimal time that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: If you missed a pill, did you take two the next day? If you did, you are probably fine. If you usually do not forget to take your daily pill, then pil ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You are not considered protected during you first month of birth control pills. It is recommended to use another method as well. If pertinent to you r ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). If done sooner, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
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