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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

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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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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? Im 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? Im 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

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more