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Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

BCP stop fertility: If you start bcp's at the beginning of your menses it is most unlikely that you won't ovulate that cycle. Because there is a 5-10% chance that you may still ovulate the first cycle it is wise to use a backup contraceptive like foam and condoms the first month. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Will using birth control pills now improve chances of fertility later?

Will using birth control pills now improve chances of fertility later?

Won't help fertility: If your periods are regular pills won't help you conceive - they're designed to prevent pregnancy! if you have irregular cycles birth control pills regulate your bleeding but don't help you ovulate (release an egg) or help you get pregnant, for example if you have an ovulation disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). If you're ttc at 41 see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md. ...Read more

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I mistakenly took two birth control pills, i thought they were allergy meds. Will it affect my fertility? I am ttc, i've been off bc for a year.

I mistakenly took two birth control pills, i thought they were allergy meds. Will it affect my fertility? I am ttc, i've been off bc for a year.

More than likely: Taking two pills may be just enough to interrupt an ovulation cycle. It's very difficult to predict what may happen. Ovulation may be delayed. Or ovulation maybe totally interrupted. Time will tell. ...Read more

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What diet pills can you take with birth control pills ? Green coffee pills is what I have, what things can lower your fertility if you have too much

What diet pills can you take with birth control  pills ? Green coffee pills is what I have, what things can lower your fertility if you have too much

Avoid diet pills: It is good that you are trying to lose weight, but diet pills usually not a good idea. To avoid pregnancy, use contraceptive all the time, every time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more

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Can oral birth control pills permanently affect a womans fertility after stopping it? My wife still hasn't had a normal period months after stopping.

No, not at all: The oral contraceptive pills will not change your fertility as this is an old myth from the days when the higher dose pills were used extensively. Patients who had irregular anovulatory menstrual flows were often placed on the pill to "regulate" their cycles as young women. Then when it was stopped to get pregnant,, their periods went back to their previous irregularity and the pill was "blamed". ...Read more

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Daily intake of birth control pills by diabetic man what r the side effects and is it effects his fertility? And sometimes he takes too much dose also

Daily intake of birth control pills by diabetic man what r the side effects and is it effects his fertility? And sometimes he takes too much dose also

Why? : Why would a man take birth control pills? They are not for men. They do not provide birth control for men. They could cause harm. Unless you are undergoing transgender surgery men should not take female hormones. ...Read more

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Does birth control pills become less effective if you have sex without a condom during one of the fertility days ? Even if you're a perfect pill user

Does birth control pills become less effective if you have sex without a condom during one of the fertility days ? Even if you're a perfect pill user

No, you are ok: The birth control pills, if you are taking them regularly, are very effective. Having sex or not does not change that they prevent the ovary from producing an egg. It only if you don't take it regularly that an egg can break through. ...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. Bernard Seif
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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