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Do You Ovulate While On The Pill
On TriNessa, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) wondering how effective it is at preventing pregnancy? Do you ovulate while taking the pill? I never miss pills and always take at 10:30.
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
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
If you did ovulate while on the pill by some chance, how would you know your fertile days? Based on how long your cycle is?
Count the days: Women ovulate 14 days after the first day of your cycle. Assuming you are regular and not taking bcp's. If you are on a bcp and miss a couple of days then there is no way of predicting exactly when you will ovulate. ...Read more
You shouldn't be..: A lot of women say that they still feel ovulation occurring while they are on the pill, but if they are taking the pill on time/regularly/not missing pills - they are not ovulating. They may be experiencing some mild pain from something else (gi source, musculoskeletal source, etc). But ovulation shouldn't/doesn't occur in women who take their pills regularly. ...Read more
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