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A 38-year-old member asked:

can you get pregnant on placebo pills?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
You should not : If you have been taking your birth control exactly as directed the pill failures ate not common. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Has anyone been pregnant and still bled from missed pills and cramped ? And bled a little during placebo ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Yes!: You could be... Confine it with a gyn doc!
Denver, CO
A 27-year-old female asked:

Been on cyclafem 6mo, skip placebos & start next pack to skip periods. 1 pill left in this pack and i start a period. No chance of pregnancy. Normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant the week after placebo pills if you've started taking the active pills in a new pack after your last placebo in your old one?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unlikely: If a woman is on birth control pills, took all the pills in the pack, finished the placebo pills and just started a new pack of pills she should not be at risk for pregnancy. She should be well protected. There would only be chance of pregnancy if she started the new pack and was late by several days, or if she missed a number of pills in the previous pack.
Australia
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant on the placebo pill week?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: As long as you took your birth control pills correctly the rest of the month, you cannot get pregnant during the placebo week. Best wishes!
NY
A female asked:

1. Can I get pregnant after I stop? 2.Will it lower my chance of pregnancy? & how much? 3. What are placebo pills??

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Birth control pills?: Are you talking about birth control pills? It is not clear from your questions. If you are, then yes you can get pregnant after you stop, and no they will not loer your chance of pregnancy. Placebo pills are just fillers (may have vitamins) because it is easier to remember to take a pill every day than it is to take a pill every day for 3 weeks then off one week.

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