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Take birth control pills regularly and had sex while on period

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
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.
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No : Regularly taking the pill, same time every day and not missing any - especially the start of a new pack on time is 99% effective in preventing pregnan... Read More
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Don't worry, b happy: You didn't mention if your period this week was on schedule as expected. If so, your period is usually a good indicator that you're not pregnant and y... Read More

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Stress and worry: Can be enough to delay your period for a few days. Anytime someone is sexually active and menses is late, pregnancy is a consideration even with adequ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Sex and menses: From what you write, you had sex yesterday and are expecting your menstrual period today. If you've been consistently taking birth control pills for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Short : Short answer: yes. Oral contraceptives suppress ovulation as one of the ways of preventing pregnancy. Missing one day does decrease the effectiveness ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Missed pills: Likely missed pills and now with withdrawal bleed. Couple options: Stop pill for 4 days, allow for bleeding, then restart new pack. Next is get rid of... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
That : That can happen if your hormones are out of balance. Restart your pills at the same time. If you are worried then please take a pregnancy test, espe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
This : This is normal and could have occurred because the pils you are taking are not the right combination of hormones for you. Please take the 2 active pil... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
If : If you take continual birth control pills (without the sugar or placebo pills) then your periods can stop. Birth control pills can also lighten your ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Very little: Birth control pills if taken according to instructions, are very effective way to prevent pregnancy. If you were not on BCPs sex after the so called s... Read More

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