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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics?

Sure...: If you have sex at the right time in your cycle ( around ovulation). Be careful if on bcp and taking antibiotics. Some can interact and make the bc pill less effective. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Unlikely: Progesterone only pills provides adequate contraception as long is the pill is taken each day. Even though there is still a very small chance that a conception may occur. ...Read more

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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

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Can taking the pill actually make you feel pregnant?

Can taking the pill actually make you feel pregnant?

Pregnant pause: The pill actually tricks your body into thinking your pregnant thereby stopping your ovaries from ovulating. So yes, you can experience many of the symptoms of early pregnancy such as breast tenderness, spotting, fatigue and bloating. ...Read more

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After Depo-Provera then taking BC pill can the pill help you get a reg period so that when you stop the pill you can conceive ?

After Depo-Provera then taking BC pill can the pill help you get a reg period so that when you stop the pill you can conceive ?

Yes: Sometimes doctors will prescribe BC pills to help a woman to get back on a regular cycle if they do not start having regular periods after stopping depo shots. Once periods resume the BC pills can be stopped so that you can conceive. ...Read more

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While taking junel fe 21 can you have your period while taking the active pills or will the cycle always start the week you don't take any pills?

While taking junel fe 21 can you have your period while taking the active pills or will the cycle always start the week you don't take any pills?

Yes but.....: When you take birth control pills (BCPs) you typically have no bleeding while on the active pills but then have your menses 2-4 days into the placebo pills (not active pills). If you have bleeding while on the active pills it is more likely breakthrough bleeding (progesterone dominant effect). If you are just starting the BCPs it may take your body 2-3 months to adjust to the hormones. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics when your on a Depo-Provera ?

Possibly: Some medications may cause the depoprovera medication to be metabolized more rapidly and can increase the risk of pregnancy. You should use condoms while on antibiotics or other medications. ...Read more

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If already on Depo-Provera then take birth control pills at the same time can you get pregnant?

If already on Depo-Provera then take birth control pills at the same time can you get pregnant?

No: If you have taken Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) in the last 3 months then you shouldn't take an other hormonal birth control. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is very effective for birth control. ...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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What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

U will not: Get your period which is fine, but u need to be doing this with a monophasic pill, I do this with alot of my pts, who do not want their period, they stay on active pills , they never take the placebo and when they stop their periods will return to the way they would be at that age in their life meaning the pill does not have long term side efects on your period, feel sorry for your red sox. ...Read more

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Are you likely to get pregnant the week after taking sugar pills?

Are you likely to get pregnant the week after taking sugar pills?

Unclear question: If you have unprotected sex while on sugar pills, you could get pregnant. If you are on regular oral contraceptives and are refering to the time when you are not taking the active drug, but are otherwise taking the pills regularly, then you are not likely to get pregnant. ...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