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What are my chances of pregnancy while on the pill

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
More important: you are at high risk of blood clots if you smoke and are on the pill so stop smoking first

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
First month on: Pills can be a weird thing. You can get breakthrough spotting for a couple of months, until your body gets used to it. If after 3 months you are sti... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
May or may not be: Any abnormal bleeding on the pill could be a sign but more likely any abnormal bleeding on the pill is either from the pill or another probelm like yo... Read More
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See below: There really are no tell tale signs for either - so the only way to know is with a pregnancy test.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Missed period: Usually irregular bleeding on the pill is due the pill or not taking it on time. Missing a period is sometimes due to pregnancy, and sometimes normal.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: While there are proponents of non-hormonal natural birth planning, withdrawal method is not a reliable way to decrease your chances of getting pregnan... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oral contraceptives: when taken correctly, oral contraceptives are highly effective in preventing pregnancy. Missed pills or pills taken late will reduce effectiveness.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Very small: Although no contraceptive is perfect, If there have been no missed pills, the risk of pregnancy is less than 1%. Pregnancy tests can be checked on pi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low: Pills work in several ways and the prevention of ovulation is just one of them. If you are taking your pills right the risk is low.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Low in my opinion: but certainly not zero. Hard to estimate the risk of contraceptive failure as your exact scenario has not been studied in 100's of exact similar case... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Very, very low: If you haven't missed your pills, your chances of pregnancy are close to zero.

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