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should i worry if i have sex on my period and on birth control pills

A 27-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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: Many women will stop menstruating with low dose pills like loloestrin. It is safe and will not affect future fertility. Enjoy. You will have to see w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What are goals?: It is ok not to have a period on birth control. Many brands are designed that way. If you are bleeding at irregular times this is called breakthrough ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time you'd be one week late. Perform one then and repeat in a w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Usually there will not be any bleeding which leads a pt to do a pregnancy test.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : Just do a home test to make sure you are not pregnant and then you can start birth control.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: If this period is on schedule then there is little to worry about. If this bleeding was not expected then you need to be more cautious.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: In theory, it should stop the period, and i would recommend restarting the pills - if you still want to use them and need them for birth control. Tha ... 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be careful: Use another method of birth control this month.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Shreefter
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
BCP issue: It is not uncommon for a patient to miss a mp on a low dose bcp- however a pregnancy test should definitely be done- especially if you missed any pill ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Maybe: Bcp can be taken in a continuous fashion, skipping the placebo pills, and only using them every 2-3 months to have a menses. But everyone is differen ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
If : If you have been having regular periods while taking birth control and you have missed your period, that could be a sign you are pregnant. Other thing ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Would miss it: You should not get bleeding (your period) if you are pregnant, even if using oral contraceptives.
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A member asked:
Dr. Holly Hodges
27 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, this is common when starting new birth control pills. Be sure that you are taking your pills consistently every day. They work best i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Pregnancy test: Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant. It takes two weeks from conception (4 weeks from period) for most to turn positive. Check a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you have been on BC long enough for your body to respond (weeks) there should not be a problem if you use it correctly. BCPills work by convincing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: While on birth control pills, a woman should take all the pills as she usually does, even if she gets some spotting or her "period" a bit early. If su ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
If : If you are taking your birth control pill as directed, then it is over 90% effective in protecting against pregnancy. However, if you are not taking t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Safe?: Are you worried about stds? What do you mean by 'safe'? Why are you worried about pregnancy from sex if you are on birth control?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If you just had your period - you are not pregnant.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to dr: Your periods were probably irregular because you were not ovulating . Talk to your doctor about stimulating ovulation. You can start by purchasing th ... Read More
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