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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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If you were to fall pregnant on the pill, at the time of your period (placebo pill week), would you still bleed like you normally would?

If you were to fall pregnant on the pill, at the time of your period (placebo pill week), would you still bleed like you normally would?

Pregnant on pill: Usually not because pill hormone doses are low but you can bleed despite being pregnant because the drop in hormones during the pill period week can trigger bleeding for some women. That is why with bleeding on the pill checking a pregnancy test is important. Pregnancy itself can also cause some bleeding sometimes and it can seem like it is pill bleeding. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant while on birth control, will you still get your period during placebo week? Or will it stop?

If you're pregnant while on birth control, will you still get your period during placebo week? Or will it stop?

Period no show: There will not be a period during that week. Besides, if you take your pill every day at the same time each day, pregnancy very rarely occurs under those circumstances. ...Read more

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Can birth control side effects mimic pregnancy symptoms? Started 2nd month, got a full period on placebo, and my pregnant tests are negative. Feel sick

Can birth control side effects mimic pregnancy symptoms? Started 2nd month, got a full period on placebo, and my pregnant tests are negative. Feel sick

Yes.: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can mimic the symptoms of pregnancy, including nausea and fatigue. See your gynecologist for help with the symptoms and to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am mid-way on my second pack of combination bcp and experiencing cramps. I got my period on placebo, and pregnant tests are neg. Why is this happening?

I am mid-way on my second pack of combination bcp and experiencing cramps. I got my period on placebo, and pregnant tests are neg. Why is this happening?

Adjustment: When starting birth control pills there's about a 3-4 month adjustment period for some women as your body acclimates to these hormonal changes. Stick with it, likely next month will be better. Don't give up, it will get better! ...Read more

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Started placebo first 2 pills, then carried on with normal but had 'period'. Any chance could be pregnant? No active pills missed, only placebo's.

Started placebo first 2 pills, then carried on with normal but had 'period'.  Any chance could be pregnant? No active pills missed, only placebo's.

Unlikely ....: Not sure I completely understand but it sounds like you are taking birth control pills, took three weeks, then the placebo pill for day 22, 23, and then back to a new pack? Of course, if you took all 7 placebo pills, a period would be expected. Somewhat less likely if you only took two, but just missing the hormone/active pills for 2 days could have triggered this. You are unlikely pregnant. ...Read more

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Taking BCP ontime every day for 7mnths and this month period isn't here after all my placebos, can this be cuz of stress? Or pregnant?

Taking BCP ontime every day for 7mnths and this month period isn't here after all my placebos, can this be cuz of stress? Or pregnant?

Missed period: Birth control pills are highly effective when taken daily as you have done. Pregnancy is unlikely, though possible. If you have been under a lot of stress, that is more likely the cause of your missed period. Check a pregnancy test and try to find ways to manage your stress. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on placebo of BC? Took all active pills correctly. Late on 1st placebo pill. My man wants to cum in me. I started period already.

Can you get pregnant on placebo of BC? Took all active pills correctly. Late on 1st placebo pill. My man wants to cum in me. I started period already.

No: Generally you can not get pregnant if you are taking your pills other than the sugar pills correctly. Missing 1 sugar pill should not cause you to be pregnant. And you are on your cycle so all sounds safe. Protect yourself from infection. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on placebo of BC? Took all active pills correctly. Late on 1st placebo pill. My man wants to cum in me. I started period already

Can you get pregnant on placebo of BC? Took all active pills correctly. Late on 1st placebo pill. My man wants to cum in me. I started period already

Here are some ...: With all individual irregularity in taking pill and sex practice, it's hard to count on timing with certainty. But, nowadays, doing HPT soon after missing the expected period and repeating it in 1 wk if the 1st is (-) or still in doubt will take away of worry about if pregnancy takes place. More? Seek timely pro-evaluation and counseling for the present and future living so to enjoy worry-free sex ...Read more

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What is the chance of still bein pregnant if u got a heavy period on placebo pills, took 2 pregnant tests 4 weeks after encounter and both came out negative?

What is the chance of still bein pregnant if u got a heavy period on placebo pills, took 2 pregnant tests 4 weeks after encounter and both came out negative?

Not pregnant: If no sexual contact in the last 4 weeks, negative urine or blood pregnancy tests mean not pregnant. It only takes 2 weeks for a pregnancy to show up as positive on a urine pregnancy test. Testing at 3 weeks out, or later, will continue to give a reliable result... So a negative means no. ...Read more

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If I had my normal period in time during placebo week could I be pregnant?

If I had my normal period in time during placebo week could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: A woman who is properly taking her birth control pills, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraceptive protection ALL the time, regardless of where she is in her pill pack. That's very important to understand. Also, if she gets her withdrawal period at the end of each pack of pills, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant if I have my period for 5days during placebo?. Need help I've been confused of some answers.

Can i be pregnant if I have my period for 5days during placebo?. Need help I've been confused of some answers.

Possible, but rare: You could be pregnant, but it's very rare to have a period when pregnant. If you are having symptoms or you are concerned about it, you should do a pregnancy test for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant if my boyfriend ejaculated inside of me while I was on the last day of my placebo pill? (I wasn't on my period anymore).

Typically not: If you are taking your pills correctly the chances of pregnancy are low. Typically, at the end of your period is not your fertile part of the cycle anyway. ...Read more

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Took 3rd placebo pill no period. 3rd month on BC. No period took test this morning, negative. Missed one pill 3rd month took 2 next day, pregnant?

Took 3rd placebo pill no period. 3rd month on BC. No period took test this morning, negative. Missed one pill 3rd month took 2 next day, pregnant?

Doubtful.: You took pills correctly. Hopefully just a delay. Check again right before it is time to start a new pack if you haven't had a period, preferably a blood test in doctors office. There are other reasons to miss besides pregnancy. ...Read more

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Been on cyclafem 6mo, skip placebos & start next pack to skip periods. 1 pill left in this pack and I start a period. No chance of pregnancy. Normal?

Been on cyclafem 6mo, skip placebos & start next pack to skip periods. 1 pill left in this pack and I start a period. No chance of pregnancy. Normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Period usually starts on 3rd placebo pill in pk, but started on 1st this month. On 3rd now, blood is black/brown/red/pink. Why? Is pregnancy possible?

Period usually starts on 3rd placebo pill in pk, but started on 1st this month. On 3rd now, blood is black/brown/red/pink. Why? Is pregnancy possible?

Unlikely: If you have been taking your pills at the same time every day and have bleeding during the placebo pills, pregnancy is very unlikely. As you are on the pill periods do become progressively lighter so some change is normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am pregnant if I miss my period on the placebo week?

Is it possible that I am pregnant if I miss my period on the placebo week?

Yes: The pills are not 100% effective, so you should check a pregnancy test, but there are other things that can cause the period to be missed, so if the pregnancy test is negative, there are other tests that should be checked. ...Read more

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I think I got my period today after 3rd placebo. Does this mean I am not pregnant?

I think I got my period today after 3rd placebo. Does this mean I am not pregnant?

Run a test: If a woman is on birth control pills, the pattern of the hormones in the pills will cause an artificial period. You're not sure, run a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate and turn positive by `14 days after the conception. ...Read more

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My period usualy come after 3rd placebo. But now on the fifth pack my period is late?. Normal or pregnant?

My period usualy come after 3rd placebo. But now on the fifth pack my period is late?. Normal or pregnant?

Late period on pills: Likely normal but no birth control method is 100% effective particularly if you don't take your pills at about the same time every day. If you think you could be pregnant, you should take a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If I took 2 BC pills in one day on accident. I am a day ahead and on placebo, could I be pregnant or miss my period.?

If I took 2 BC pills in one day on accident. I am a day ahead and on placebo, could I be pregnant or miss my period.?

You're ok: Your are most likely protected by the BC pills and it should not be a huge issue. Try to link your pill time with something you do routinely (brushing etc) so you make it a habit of taking it at the same time every day
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Can you get pregnant whilst on the placebo pills, and I'm 1 day late for my period but bad sex 2 days ago? Am i pregnant?

Not likely: If you were good about taking all your active pills in the pack the chance of pregnancy is very low. You are safe having sex on your placebo days. Sounds like your periods is just late. If worried, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I was on the 4 days of placebo pills and still havnt started my period. Is this normal?

I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I was on the 4 days of placebo pills and still havnt started my period. Is this normal?

Probably: Birth control pills thin out the lining of the uterus, which is one of the ways that they help decrease the amount of menstrual flow during periods. However, bcp periods are drug induced withdrawal bleeding episodes. If you haven't skipped pills, the failure rate is very low. If the lining of the uterus is very thin, withdrawal bleeding may not occur. ...Read more

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Taking Trinessa Lo had BTB 10 days prior to normal period lasted about 11 days then had no normal period during placebo pills. Pregnancy?

Taking Trinessa Lo had BTB 10 days prior to normal period lasted about 11 days then had no normal period during placebo pills. Pregnancy?

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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9pm scheduled time to take BC, 1 or 2 instances took next day right when I woke up around 9 am. On day 2 of placebo, no period yet, pregnancy?

9pm scheduled time to take BC, 1 or 2 instances took next day right when I woke up around 9 am. On day 2 of placebo, no period yet, pregnancy?

Possible: Only way to know for sure is to check a pregnancy test. Some women will however stop having periods on the pill and this is not harmful and in fact a good side effect for most women. ...Read more

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I'm on the 1st pill of my 6th bc pill pack. Didn't have a period on my previous pack during any of the placebos. I take my pills regularly. Pregnancy?

I'm on the 1st pill of my 6th bc pill pack. Didn't have a period on my previous pack during any of the placebos. I take my pills regularly. Pregnancy?

Possible: Although unlikely, you can still get pregnant on the pill Did you take any new medication last month, like an antibiotic? Check a pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If negative, see your doctor if it happens again, or if you have other symptoms, or pain, fever, discharge, etc. ...Read more

Placebo (Definition)

Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more


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