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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.

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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.

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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 very rarely occurs under those circumstances.

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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!

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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.

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

Taking BCP ontime everyday 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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