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A 22-year-old female asked:

can you ovulate if you just start a low dose birth control midcycle? i am having ovulation pains and i am on it to regulate periods

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: Starting these pills mid cycle is never recommended . You should wail till the sunday after the start of the first day of your period. It will eliminate lots of problems. Even then you are not protected as far as birth control until one full month of pills.

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