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Does birth control cause infertility after you stop taking it?

Does birth control cause infertility after you stop taking it?

Absolutely no: Myth: have to wait after birth control is stopped before trying to get pregnant. The best most fertile cycle for most is the first one off birth control. We use birth control lead in to all our fertility treatment cycles! overall the effects of long term use of birth control is to preserve and enhance fertility. ...Read more

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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


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How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

De[pends: Some pts on bcp to help with irregular period, less cramping, shorter days of menstruation, less hormone imbalance etc..No one can absolutely tell you how many days, because depends on each individuals pts. ...Read more

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Does birth control cause abortions if you become pregnant while still taking it?

Does birth control cause abortions if you become pregnant while still taking it?

Not necessarily: Spontaneous miscarriage can occur for any reason. Standard birth control is meant to prevent pregnancy, but they are usually lower hormonal doses. Pregnancy can occur on birth control. The pills given to terminate pregnancy are higher dose hormonal pill. If the pregnancy desired, in theory continuing to take the birth control can have undesired hormonal effects on developing fetus. See dr. ...Read more

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If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?

If you don't ovulate on birth control, how can stress delay or stop your period while taking it?

Brain suppression: The hypothalamus is suppressed by the use of the oral contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation. Stress can further suppress the hypothalamus as well. The most likely cause of the absent period is minimal endometrial tissue which is common on the pill and therefore doesn't shed at the time of the due period. ...Read more

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After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period , . Get the pregnancy test done .Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke while taking birth control. Can that cause cancer?

What happens if you smoke while taking birth control. Can that cause cancer?

Bad things: Smoking while on birth control pills can cause deep vein thrombosis-blood clots usually found in leg veins. These can break off and go to the lungs-pulmonary embolism-and be deadly. If you are concerned with cancer, i recommend you seek help with smoking cessation. Tobacco is responsible for many types of cancer and other terrible diseases. ...Read more

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How long after stop taking birth control should pregnancy occur?

How long after stop taking birth control should pregnancy occur?

Soon after: It is possible to become pregnant quickly after stopping the birth control pill. If your cycle is delayed or you don't get pregnant, you should get evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How soon after sex can I stop taking birth control?

How soon after sex can I stop taking birth control?

Stopping BCP's: You should finish your current cycle of bcp's independent of when you have sex. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have endometriosis and I stop taking birth control?

What will happen if I have endometriosis and I stop taking birth control?

Varies: Maybe nothing. You may feel fine. Or the pain could worsen. There is no way to know in advance. Pills can always be restarted. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

It depends : It depends on the person but one can ovulate that first cycle right after stopping the pill and get pregnant. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

Emergency contracept: This is one of the options for emergency contraception, taking high-dose estrogen/progesterone to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. If taken properly (# of pills depends on the brand of birth control pill), it can reduce chance of pregnancy by~75-80%. A common side effect is nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pill make you stop ovulate forever?

Does taking birth control pill make you stop ovulate forever?

NO!: Most women ovulate the first month after stopping the pills. They do not have any long term effects on ovulation. However, some women take birth control pills for reasons other than contraception. Women who did not ovulate before taking pills may not ovulate now. It is possible to develop a problem with ovulation while taking the pills and only by stopping the pills is that problem detected. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get pregnant after stopping birth control?

How long does it usually take to get pregnant after stopping birth control?

Pregnancy: It depends on the birth control method used. For pills, patch, nuvaring, or iud, your cycles should resume within a month. For depoprovera or implanon, it may take 6-12 months for your cycles to become normal. Once your cycles are normal, most couples will conceive within 6-9 months. You can conceive on the first month! ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more