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Can taking birth control cause a miscarriage?

Can taking birth control cause a miscarriage?

No: Birth control pills work by preventing the egg from being released from the ovary. They do not cause miscarriage. ...Read more

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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Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills cause miscarriage if you didn't know about a pregnancy?

Can taking birth control pills cause miscarriage if you didn't know about a pregnancy?

Usually not: When people get pregnant on birth control pills and take them in pregnancy it frequently is not a problem but she needs to discontinue asap. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I get pregnant while on birth control, and keep taking it, will it cause a miscarriage?

I'm wondering if I get pregnant while on birth control, and keep taking it, will it cause a miscarriage?

Not likely: Birth control pills are not likely to cause a miscarriage if continued during early pregnancy. If you ever think you might be pregnant, do a pregnancy test: they are quite accurate. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in september and haven't been on birth control since. We are trying for a second with no luck. Should I be worried? I'm a healthy 24

I had a miscarriage in september and haven't been on birth control since. We are trying for a second with no luck. Should I be worried? I'm a healthy 24

Keep trying: If the miscarriage happened by 8 weeks and your periods are now regular, keep trying for a few more months. If you are nit pregnant after that, consider a fertility consult. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I miscarried while on birth control?

Is it possible that I miscarried while on birth control?

Possible: If you are worried you need to check a blood preg test and an ultrasound so see your gyn, the pill is not 100% effective as if u missed a pill, were on antibiotics, vomited a pill or did not digest the pill right all possible reasons u could get preg on the pill. ...Read more

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Good afternoon. I had a miscarriage at 9-10 weeks that had complications such as continual bleeding in large amounts. It's been a couple months since that occurred and I'm on my 3rd month of birth control now. For the past couple days I've noticed a dark

Good afternoon. I had a miscarriage at 9-10 weeks that had complications such as continual bleeding in large amounts. It's been a couple months since that occurred and I'm on my 3rd month of birth control now. For the past couple days I've noticed a dark

Need eval: My concern would be retained tissue from the pregnancy. You proabably need to see a gynecolgist so an US can be done or ordered to look for what we call retained products of conception. Endometritis may also be an issue after a loss. ...Read more

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Had 2 miscarriages last year, don't want to get preggy planning to use birth control pills, can u give me prescption on what pills should I take29 y/o?

No: Birth control pills require a prescription and no one can give you a prescription online. You need to see your doctor to get a prescription. ...Read more

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Just got off of birth control today. Trying to conceive. Does not waiting a month after stopping increase risk if miscarriage?

No, myth: Not waiting a month after stopping oral contraceptives does not increased risk of miscarriage. There is some information stating that the multiple pregnancy rates could potentially be slightly higher though. ...Read more

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Is Plan B just as effective a week after miscarriage? Taken 24hrs after unprotected sex. Due to medical issues I can't be on birth control.

Is Plan B just as effective a week after miscarriage? Taken 24hrs after unprotected sex. Due to medical issues I can't be on birth control.

Ovulation and BC: It all depends on if your body has recovered and is ovulating. There are non hormonal birth control options that include iuds, diaphragms, and condoms. ...Read more

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A few months back I was on birth control and I got pregnant due to missing pills but I had a miscarriage. Does that mean I'm not fertile??

A few months back I was on birth control and I got pregnant due to missing pills but I had a miscarriage. Does that mean I'm not fertile??

No: Miscarriages are common, even in fertile women. When multiple miscarriages happen, this can be a sign of a problem. One miscarriage however is totally normal. Best of luck conceiving! ...Read more

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How long should I stay on birth control I been pregnant before and I miscarriaged they put me on birth control to regulate my period?

How long should I stay on birth control I been pregnant before and I miscarriaged they put me on birth control to regulate my period?

BCPs pregnancy: The bcps are just hiding what is going on with the fertility. If you want to get pregnant, go off the bcps. If the periods aren't regular, then you need testing and treatment. The bcps will not treat the infertility. They just make a regular period by supplying the right hormones at the right levels in the right order. But they don't treat any abnormalities that may be causing infertility. ...Read more

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I am on birth control & got my period a week early & have had it for 9 days. It is very heavy. Is there a chance I'm having a miscarriage?

I am on birth control & got my period a week early & have had it for 9 days. It is very heavy. Is there a chance I'm having a miscarriage?

Are you pregnant?: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can not be having a miscarriage if your pregnancy test is negative ...Read more

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I've had my period for 12 days now an getting a lil concerned an I'm currently not on birth control but I also had a miscarriage a few months ago?

I've had my period for 12 days now an getting a lil concerned an I'm currently not on birth control but I also had a miscarriage a few months ago?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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On my cycle. Chicken skin Looking tissue passed. No birth control no sex no kids no miscarriage. Normal? This is a first for me.

On my cycle. Chicken skin Looking tissue passed. No birth control no sex no kids no miscarriage. Normal? This is a first for me.

Possible: Your period is the lining of your uterus "sloughing" off, so it can be normal to see clots and tissue at times. ...Read more

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I was told that some birth control are really the same as Plan B pills where they end a pregnacy and not prevent. A period really equals a miscarriage?

I was told that some birth control are really the same as Plan B pills where they end a pregnacy and not prevent. A period really equals a miscarriage?

Plan B is not: An abortion pill. Emergency Contraceptive Pills are not as effective as using oral contraceptives correctly every day. Often a period is a period and not a miscarriage. Some oral contraceptives can be used in higher doses as emergency contraceptives. ...Read more

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33 yr old 2 boys and miscarriage. On birth control. Had period over 1 wk ago. Started again 2 days ago. Bleeding thru tampons and pad with large clots?

33 yr old 2 boys and miscarriage. On birth control. Had period over 1 wk ago. Started again 2 days ago. Bleeding thru tampons and pad with large clots?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I recieved rhogam shot after a miscarriage at 5 wks last tues because I am o-. Not ready to try and conceive. How soon can start birth control pills?

Need a neg preg test: I'm sorry you miscarried.

you may start birth control as soon as you have a negative pregnancy test. That may be as soon as 2 weeks after a miscarriage. Ask your doctor for a blood test or a urine test. ...Read more

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What's the purpose in being put on the birth control pill for one month after a miscarriage? I am 30, have pcos and want to try again asap.

No benefit: There would be very little reason to use the pill for one month after a miscarriage. You could use some other form of birth control for the short term. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding 2 months same birth control for 1 year. Could this be a miscarriage. Hurts very bad to go number two also. Obgyn suggested surgery?

Vaginal bleeding 2 months same birth control for 1 year. Could this be a miscarriage. Hurts very bad to go number two also. Obgyn suggested surgery?

Pelvic pain: Vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain can be due to a number of different conditions. Pregnancy, especially an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage can cause abnormal bleeding or pain. Other cause could be endometriosis, infectioni, as well as other conditions. It is important to see your physicain to be evaluated for this pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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I think I may have just miscarried. How do you verify this? I am on birth control and was not aware of or expecting to be pregnant. I have been having unusually strong cramps tonight that are not being helped much with motrin. I went to urinate and a larg

Unfortunately: Unfortunately I am answering this 7 days after you asked. You can have the tissue sent to pathology to look for chorionic villi. This period may have had overgrowth of the endometrium which came out in a sort of "cast"/ all at once. This would explain the excessive cramping.

In the future, a miscarriage could potentially be confirmed with a pregnancy test. Even after a miscarriage the pregnancy hormone (HCG) doesn't drop immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more