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Can you get pregnant during breakthrough bleeding? Are you fertile when you're breakthrough bleeding?

Can you get pregnant during breakthrough bleeding? Are you fertile when you're breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: Many women will have spotting (ie. Breakthrough bleeding) at the time of ovulation, which is the most fertile time of the cycle. Some women have anovulatory bleeding - of course they are not likely to conceive, as they are not ovulating. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Can i get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

Can i get pregnant during a breakthrough bleeding?

You could : Become pregnant if you have sex near time of ovulation. Sometimes there could be a little bleeding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you get a positive pregnancy during breakthrough bleeding?

Can you get a positive pregnancy during breakthrough bleeding?

If you have bleeding: ; are actually pregnant then yes, a pregnancy test can show + if the HCG level is high enough. But if you experience bleeding and you are not pregnant- the pregnancy test will be negative. The test measures for HCG - not for bleeding. ...Read more

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If I am on the pill & had breakthrough bleeding, is it likely that i may be pregnant if i don't get my period during the sugar pills?

If I am on the pill & had breakthrough bleeding, is it likely that i may be pregnant if i don't get my period during the sugar pills?

Not very likely: When a woman is on bcp and has break through bleeding, sometimes she won't bleed when she's on the sugar pills. Often break through bleeding can be caused by taking the pills late or missing one or two. The first time this happens - not bleeding on the sugar pills - i recommend a woman check a pregnancy test just to make sure. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Can i get pregnant while breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: There is no time during a woman's cycle during which it is guaranteed that you cannot become pregnant. In other words, an ovulating woman can become pregnant anytime despite bleeding, timing, etc... ...Read more

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Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Yes: If birth control pills are missed, pregnancy protection is not available. Break through bleeding is usually from the drop in hormones when birth control pills are missed. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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