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A 32-year-old member asked:

birth control pill instructions say to stop taking them if you become pregnant. what if you don't? what do i do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Discuss with OB.: If pregnant now - go ahead and stop your oral contraceptive. Most women don't know that they are pregnant right away. Let your provider know. take care.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

Will it be more difficult to get pregnant when I stop taking the birth control pill?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Actually, it should probably be easier as combined oral contraception increases sex hormone binding globulin. This protein soaks up hormones that can interfere with ovulation. I will often have my patients on coc for 60 days prior to using ovulation induction agents, in order to increase shbg. On the other hand, the older you get, the harder to get pregnant, so it depends your age when ttc.
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A member asked:

Can taking birth control pill cause you to have period even when you are pregnant?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Nope.: The ovary at first and the placenta subsequently produce manifold amount of female hormones compared to the birth control pills - so your period ceases during pregnancy regardless of ocp consumption. If you have doubts, check a home pregnancy test to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily!
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A 18-year-old female asked:

If i haven't missed a birth control pill in a year should I be worried about being pregnant?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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No symptoms: No pregnancy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Does a low dose birth control pill mean that there is a higher risk of pregnancy?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
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Birth Control Pill: If you are taking a very low dose of the pill and there may not be enough hormone to suppress your ovulation or support the endometrial lining. Therefore, missing a pill becomes more critical and makes it more likely for you to get pregnant.
A 18-year-old female asked:

If my boyfriend came inside of me a few minutes before I have to take my birth control pill can I get pregnant?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Possible : If you were just a few minute late it will not make a difference. Bcp's are not bullet proof. Suggest getting tested for std's and can do pregnancy test at the same time. If ever in doubt, consider emergency contraception or plan b.

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