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Do You Ovulate While On Birth Control Pills
You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more
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
Do you ovulate while on birth control pill ? I noticed ovulation cramps and brown discharge about a week after my period
No,you're not: supposed to ovulate while on birth control pills,depending on type used. ...Read more
Is it possible to ovulate before your ovulation time and what does it mean to ovulate that early..Yes i'm on birth control pills?
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
Do you definitely ovulate when you have ovulation bleeding? Even if you're on birth control pills?
Would taking Plan B right after sex as a precaution while on birth control pills cause me to ovulate?
Can plan b cause you to ovulate even if you're on birth control pills because of the decrese in hormones after 120hrs?
No: If you are on birth control then there is no reason to be taking Plan B. Plan B is for those who are not on birth control to take after having sex. Using Plan B would not make the birth control pills less effective it is just not necessary to take Plan B when you were already protected in the first place ...Read more
What are the odds of getting pregnant if you have sex 2 days and 1 day before ovulation?
I am not on birth control pills.
I'm on birth control pills, and I got off my period about 3 days ago and had sex yesterday. So I shouldn't be ovulating. He came in me. Am I safe? Or?
Clear and stretchy like vaginal discharge. On birth control pills. Could this be ovulation, and could I get pregnant from unprotected sex?
Birth control pills: Birth control pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. They primarily work by inhibiting ovulation. Clear stretchy vaginal discharge you are experiencing is not due to ovulation. As you are not ovulating your cannot get pregnant from sex without a condom. More about how birth control pills work: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/how-do-birth-control-pills-work ...Read more
1-3 months: Some may take longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rarely: When you forget to take them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quickly: Not only is ovulation frequently not significantly delayed after discontinuing the pill, occasionally ovulation can occur between ending one pack and starting the next pack if one is several days late starting the new pack and is taking a 21 day pill. With 7 days between the standard regimen pills and missing let's say 3 additionally pills before starting next pack, the risk is not insignificant. ...Read more
Do you ovulate on loestrin24fe birth control pills (1mg/20mcg) if you been on them for a year and still taking them?
No: If they have been working for you most likely not. Your body will "not get used to the pills". ...Read more
I missed one pill on the 5th day of the 1st week, next day i took 2 pills. Is ovulation possible? I am taking birth control pills for more than a year
Ovulation: Ovulation is possible if you miss a pill, the more you miss, or the longer the interval between pills the more likely the birth control pills will be ineffective. When this happens we usually recommend using other measures during that cycle such as condoms as an adjunct. Abstinence is best. Good luck :). ...Read more
No: The birth control pills override the ovarian function and take control of the hormone levels in your body. The hormones in "the pill" do what your ovaries used to do: they tell the lining of the uterus to thicken, then shed each month (your period is the shed). The levels of hormones in the pill are high enough that they override the ovaries so no ovulation occurs. Happy uterus, happy ovaries! ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens if you start birth control pills mid-cycle, during or right after ovulation?
You can start anytim: You are likely to get more irregular bleeding in the first month of taking the pills, if you start mid-cycle, and (of course) you are not protected during the period you describe (b/c if you ovulated, then there is an egg available to be fertilized, so you need the back up method for the first month after starting the pill). Regardless of when you start taking it. ...Read more
If birth control pills are supposed to stop you from ovulating then why and how do we still get our periods?
Same way: The pill replaces your normal cycle by imitating the changes that would normally occur with the hormones from your ovaries. The ovaries become suppressed because they do not need to produce the hormones while you are taking the pill. ...Read more
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
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