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Bleeding While One Birth Control After Sex
I have stopped taking birth control after 3 months perfect use. No withdrawal bleed two weeks later? And unprotected sex after stopping. Pregnant?
Can do a preg. test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Stopped birth control, one month later had unprotected sex and took the morning after pill right away, had a bleed, started birth control again, safe?
Probably NOT: It adding more hormones on top of hormones go to your GYN Dr for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
No period 2 weeks after stopping birth control. Had protected sex a few times and took birth control on time almost every time. Pregnant?
Pregnancy test...: The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Chances of pregnancy are decreased with protected sex and appropriate use of birth control pills; however, neither is 100%. Take a pregnancy test. The hormonal changes involved with stopping the pill can affect your period; however, if your cycle doesn't normalize be sure to follow up with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Sex 10 days after abortion, on day 7 of birth control pill had sex before 7th pill with condom/plan b too 24 hours after, chances of pregnancy?
? pregnant: WOW!!! - Given that scenario and not knowing your menstrual information - there is a possibility - birth control pills take a full month of taking them to be effective so thus if you just started and are on day 7 when you had sex - they won't protect you. The condom and Plan B are your best protection at this point. A urine pregnancy test will be useless due to the recent pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had sex the day after period ended(12days ago) using both a condom &birth control. Stopped taking the pills 2days after now cramping. Is this normal?
May be starting: This may be your period starting if it hasn't started yet. Your pills have decreased cramping while you have been on them so you may not be accustomed to the cramping associated with your period. Try some NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxyn and look into it if this doesn't help or if your period doesn't start in a few days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
21-42 days: Early postpartum use of combined birth control pills (estrogen + progesterone) may increase the risk of blood clots. Women with no risk factors for blood clots may start the use after 21 days. Women with risk factors for clots (smoking, hypertension...) should wait 42 days. Progestin-only pills may be started earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started birth control week before period was supposed start. Unprotected sex on 5th day after starting birth control. need morning after pill?
BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should take the pills at the same time everyday, usually in the morning but that does't matter. The reason to do this is to prevent breakthrough bleeding. So, yes do the morning after pill if you do not want the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more
After taking birth control pill for two days, will having sex without condom can get a girl pregnant?
It could: It is possible. Use a condom in that timeframe. ...Read more
On ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control. I am breastfeeding & haven't bled any til after a few days after starting the pill. Bleeding heavily. Is it normal?
Depends : How long have you been on it ? Have you missed any pills? Missed pills will cause abnormal bleeding. Also this could be your regular period. The micronor (norethindrone) prevents pregnancy primarily by thickening cervical mucous so sorry can't get in, not by preventing ovulation and preventing you from bleeding. ...Read more
I was on birth control and had sex on a Sunday. Stop taking birth control 3 days later. Chances of pregnancy?
Pregnant: it is not likely that you are pregnant ...Read more
Yes: What causes a menses (period) is the withdraw of progesterone which comes from ovulation. A birth control pills has progesterone in it. Therefore if you took a high enough dose of birth control after ovulation it will prevent your period from occurring. As soon as you stop the birth control you will have withdraw of the progesterone and will get your menses. This does not prevent pregnancy! ...Read more
Had unprotected sex two days into new birth control pack after one week of placebo. Been on it for year. Protected against pregnancy?
Oral contraceptives: Taken as directed, oral contraceptives are very effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy. You would be protected continuously. However, oral contraceptives do not protect you against STDs. Please practice safe sex. STDs can damage your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral contraceptives: Usually a month for oral contraceptives.Get a more detailed answer ›
Restart: Restart you pills with a new pack, the bleeding should resolve within a couple days. ...Read more
Light bleeding a day after sex and its very light. what could be wrong ? or is it normal? im also on birth control.
Wait it out: Most likely ok, if recurs, check with your GYN ...Read more
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