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Can you have your period on birth control and still be pregnant?

Can you have your period on birth control and still be pregnant?

Usually no: But if u missed pills or didn't absorb the pills it is possible to be pregnant and the bleeding is not your period so if u are worried see yoru gyn for an exam and a blood preg test. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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For what reasons might a period be late if your on birth control?

For what reasons might a period be late if your on birth control?

A # of reasons.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What will your first period be on birth control?

What will your first period be on birth control?

It depends: If you are on an oral contraceptive pill or patch, you will get a period on your "placebo" week. If you are looking for lighter periods, it may take a few cycles on the pill or patch for them to lighten. ...Read more

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Can you miss your period while on birth control?

Can you miss your period while on birth control?

Missed period: Yes, while on birth control, one can miss periods. It is actually quite common to miss your period on the birth control pill, especially on the lower dose pills. One can also miss periods while on Depo Provera as well as with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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If you are on your period for more then 2 weeks on birth control. could you be pregnant?

If you are on your period for more then 2 weeks on birth control. could you be pregnant?

NO: Quite the opposite, that much bleeding is actually more of an indication of not being pregnant. Has something changed with her birth control and/or did she miss pills or take them late? Any of these can cause prolonged bleeding. And sometimes it just happens. If doesn't stop by a month, or gets heavier, associated pain, ill feeling, dizziness, then get evaluated sooner to figure out cause. ...Read more

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Can you have your period on placebo pill and be pregnant?

Can you have your period on placebo pill and be pregnant?

Take a test : That seems very unlikely but you can certainly check a home pregnancy test and in a few minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics delay your period when you are on birth control?

No: Antibiotics will not delay your period. However, they can make birth control less effective. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics delay your period if you are on the birth control pill?

Could antibiotics delay your period if you are on the birth control pill?

Yes: Yes, but more importantly, they can INTERFERE with the EFFECTIVENESS of the contraceptive effect of your pill. Whenever I prescrive antibiotics for my female patients on the pilll, I counsel them to use a barrier method (condom) for contraceptiive purposes. For how long depends on how long you are on the antibiotic and where you are in your pill pack. Delived quite a few babies from this. ...Read more

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Can you still get your period while on birth control if missed on day of pill?

Can you still get your period while on birth control if missed on day of pill?

?question: Not quite sure of the question, but you would get your period on birth control pills, as the pills you take when bleeding are placebo pills just so your remember to take a pill daily. If you miss a pill, make sure you take the next day asap. Try not to miss a pill, as compliance with birth control is paramount to their effectiveness! good luck! ...Read more

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If you miss one pill of your birth control will your period still come on your sugar pills?

If you miss one pill of your birth control will your period still come on your sugar pills?

Pills/OCP: Most likely. If it doesnt always rule out a pregnancy. Hormone levels drop if you stop taking the pill, even for one day, and you might ovulate that specific date and you might inadvertently get pregnant. ...Read more

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When taking birth control, when you're on the brown pills for your last week can you get pregnant?

Need more info.: There are many, many pills out there and they will all have different coloration to depict the time when you are suppose to bleed (last row of pills). Some may be brown, some white or blue, etc. If you are taking your pills routinely and consistently, you will not get pregnant when you are on your last row. Keep in my mind that pills or not 100% perfect; it's rare but you can still become pregnant. ...Read more

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Will stress delay your menstrual period even though you are on birth control pills?

Will stress delay your menstrual period even though you are on birth control pills?

It should not: Birth control pills should allow you to have a menstrual flow regardless of stress levels. If you are having problems with bleeding while on bcp's then see you gyn and find out why. ...Read more

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Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Ovulation time: Should not matter while on birth control pills, you can have sex whenever you want. If you did get pregnant while on ocp you would most always not start yoru period, so you could test. ...Read more

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What would make you start your period a week early if you were on birth control pills?

What would make you start your period a week early if you were on birth control pills?

Usually breakthrough: The most common cause of this would be progestin breakthrough bleeding. The birth control pills can sometimes do such an effective job thinning the lining of the uterus that the lining becomes fragile and unstable and can bleed or shed unpredictably (and during the active pills, not during the placebo pills at the end of each pack.) could also be a cyst, polyp, fibroid or thyroid or other hormon. ...Read more

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Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.

Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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