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Doctor insights on: Breakthrough Ovulation On Birth Control

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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If I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 2 weeks for sinusitis while on Mononessa(birth control) could that cause me to ovulate and/or breakthrough spotting?

If I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 2 weeks for sinusitis while on Mononessa(birth control) could that cause me to ovulate and/or breakthrough spotting?

Spotting: Clavulanate can interfere with effectiveness of birth control medication and it is quite possible that it has interacted with the hormone and decreased its effective concentration in your blood which has caused you to spot. This is also why it is always advisable to use a backup method of birth control while on such antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do you ovulate after finishing birth control?

Generally not: If the birth control pills are working properly, you should not be ovulating after you finish the pack and/or get your period. There is, of course, a small failure rate with bcp; and if you do not get your period, than you should do a pregnancy test and/or talk to your gyn. ...Read more

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When do you ovulate if you are on birth control?

When do you ovulate if you are on birth control?

You probably dont: The primary method for a birth control pill is to keep you from ovulating. More than 90% of those on a pill will not ovulate. ...Read more

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When i take birth control will it stop me from ovulating?

When i take birth control will it stop me from ovulating?

Yes. : That's the idea. It must be taken everyday as prescribed, though. No missed pills here and there. Ocps taken everyday as prescribed will suppress ovulation. ...Read more

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On birth control, but experiencing ovulation type symptoms?

On birth control, but experiencing ovulation type symptoms?

Ovulation: Ovulation symptoms can include light spotting, slight abdominal cramping or pain, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating, increased sex drive and heightened sense of smell, taste or vision. BCPs can cause headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, spotting, mood changes, abdominal pain, leg swelling, blurred vision, chest pain. I suspect your symptoms are due to your pills. See your doctor for exam. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more