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Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on an antibiotic if you are on the bcp. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing doses will decrease their effectiveness. If you are good about taking your medicine daily then the likelihood of pregnancy is extremely low. Remember OCPs don't protect against STDs so we always recommend barrier protection for health safety. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from precum? While not taking birth control ?

Can you get pregnant from precum? While not taking birth control ?

Only takes one: I assume from the context you mean the pre-ejaculate. All of the secretions of an excited penis have enough sperm to impregnate you.The pull-out plan is easy but not a dependable form of contraception. If you want to avoid pregnancy you must use additional methods. Yes , you can be pregnant. ...Read more

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Can i become pregnant while taking birth control pills?

Can i become pregnant while taking birth control pills?

No method is 100%: No birth control method is 100%.Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use. ...Read more

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Can we still get period symptoms while taking birth control pills?

Can we still get period symptoms while taking birth control pills?

Menstrual symptoms: Most problems with your cycle are better on birth control pills or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Uncommon, but...: If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control pills are you able to get pregnant again?

Very quickly: Usually you begin to ovulate in the first 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills. In fact some women will ovulate after just missing a couple of pills in a pack! ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Yes: All forms of birth control have their own success/failure rate. Anything from a physician will have a very high success rate but they do fail occasionally. I recommend discussing this with your family physician or ob. They can fill in the details and discuss all the options. If you really want to reduce your risk of pregnancy then using condoms in addition to birth control is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth Control: Very rarely yes. These events usually happen when one is not using the birth control correctly or are taking other medication that interferes with the hormone activity. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant useing condoms and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant useing condoms and birth control pills?

Unlikely: No form of contraception is 100% failsafe. The form of contraception you describe is considered highly effective to >= 99%. Conception is unlikely is this is practiced regularly and correctly. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant while taking diet pills?

Can you still get pregnant while taking diet pills?

Yes: Diet pills do not prevent pregnancy. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate after taking plan b if you are on birth control pills and take them religiously?

Can you ovulate after taking plan b if you are on birth control pills and take them religiously?

Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you would get pregnant which is obviously what you are asking taking both Plan B and birth control pills correctly but, if you are taking your pills correctly, there is no reason to take Plan B. It would be better to use condoms and decrease the risk of STDs in addition to increasing the contraceptive effectiveness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pill cause you to have period even when you are pregnant?

Can  taking birth control pill cause you to have period even when you are pregnant?

Nope.: The ovary at first and the placenta subsequently produce manifold amount of female hormones compared to the birth control pills - so your period ceases during pregnancy regardless of ocp consumption. If you have doubts, check a home pregnancy test to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily! ...Read more

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How long before you can get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

How long before you can get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

Depends: Most women will begin cycling and producing/releasing eggs within 2-4 weeks after stopping ocps, so it is possible to conceive the first month after stopping ocps. ...Read more

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After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period , . Get the pregnancy test done .Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills ...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


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