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A 23-year-old member asked:

I am on birth control (pill) and had my period for only one day. could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Pills not perfect: There is no guarantee that a woman using any form of contraceptive pill cannot get pregnant. So if she thinks she might be pregnant or if she is having an unusual response to the pills, an obgyn doctor would typically want to see her.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

If you were pregnant, would your period come on with the birth control pills that make it come on?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: If you conceive when taking the pill - the first indication could be that you do not start you period when it is due. Pregnancy will prevent a woman from having her period. Some implantation can happen at about the time the period is due but that does not constitute menstrual bleeding.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills stop my period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Sure.: If you take them without the placebo/iron pills each cycle x3, you can only have your period every 3 moths safely. Talk to your gynecologist before trying this, as it may not be the best idea for you.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2015

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