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A 20-year-old female asked:

i'm on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. can i skip my period this month by skipping the placebo pills?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This will usually work just fine but don't do it too often or you will get break thru bleeding.

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Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?

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I got the Depo-Provera shot nov.2, a few days after my period, and had unprotected sex nov.5, 6, 7 started spotting dec 3 and it hasnt stopped.Could I be pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Possible / unlikely: If you were having monthly cycles before you got the shot, you should not have ovulated by then time you were sexually active. But you may have ovulated by about a week later - giving a remote chance that there would still be viable sperm around to fertilize an egg. You do need to take a pregnancy test. The spotting is likely due to the shot - about 70% of women will have spotting after the shot.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have my tubes tied by I kept getting nausea I haven't had my period and im having lower abdomen pain I have taken pregnancy test they was neg what is?

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Dr. David Finke
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Irregular menstrual cycle, acne, oily and darkened dull skin, mood swings since a year. I took crisanta bcp for 6 months along with doxxy and celin.?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
PCO Syndrome?: Appears you have seen a doctor to get the medications you are on? Have you discussed this with them? Appears you are describing polycystic ovarian syndrome. I would recommend you see your pcp or gyn or endocrinologist and discuss thoroughly and get a proper exam, testing and such and then proper treatment. Pco has help and treatment and is necessary. Concern for diabetes lurks! get checked.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Had anal sex the day I ovulated. Was on birth control and used condom. Condom broke so took Plan B 5 hours after. Could I still be pregnant?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: During sexual activity there are many points when sperm containing sexual fluids can leak & contaminate fingers or end up at your vaginal opening apart from the main event. If none of this fluid had access to your vagina, you can't get pregnant from sex using an alternative site.

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