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A 37-year-old member asked:

can switching to birth control pill while still on depo-provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: You don't get pregnant if you are using pills regularly.
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: That is not associated with reproductive issues.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Switching from Depo-Provera to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself.

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Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?

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No: Birth control pills and HRT contain different types of Estrogens and progesterones and different dosages of hormones. They have been developed to meet different needs for women at different stages of their lives and thus have different risks, benefits, and side effects.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

I have a sharp pain in my left area of stomach this happens like every 3-5mins. It just started today, what could this be? Im not pregnant but been trying

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Dr. Allison Urrutia
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I did a HIV test 5 months after having unprotected sex when I was 6 weeks pregnant, if I repeat it when I am 32 weeks is it possible 2 come bk pos?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you tested the person that you had unprotected sex with? Usually recommendation is testing every 6 months, but you can turn positive at any time. Get to your obgyn and get checked. Good luck.

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