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Does it take longer than a year to get pregnant after years of birth control use?

Does it take longer than a year to get pregnant after years of birth control use?

It shouldn't.: 80-90% of couples having regular intercourse (2 or more times per week) will become pregnant in one year. If after a year you have not become pregnant, you might consider seeing a fertility specialist to determine the cause. Past birth control use does not affect future fertility. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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How long does it take to get pregnant after a year of Depo-Provera shot and then a year of birthcontrol pills?

How long does it take to get pregnant after a year of Depo-Provera shot and then a year of birthcontrol pills?

Not long: It can take up to 8 months for the Depo to get out of your system, so by doing the pill for a year, it should be out of your system. The pill is out of your system quickly, but I usually recommend a couple of normal periods before you start trying. If everything works right, though, there is only a 25% chance if conceiving each month. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two packs of birth control one after the other to not get a period for a month ?

Yes: Birth control can be taken on a continuos basis without problem. You only need to skip the placebo tablets and start a new pack right away. Some women do this a few months in a row and then take the placebo tablets to get a period a few times a year. Talk to your doctor about this. Take care! ...Read more

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How long should it take birth control pills to get out of your system if only taken for less than two weeks?

How long should it take birth control pills to get out of your system if only taken for less than two weeks?

Already gone: They last a very short period of time, so if you took them for only 2 weeks, they are likely already out of your system. But you need to find another form of birth control to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to start ovulating again after stopping birth control? (i have been off birth control for a week and a couple days.)

How long does it take to start ovulating again after stopping birth control? (i have been off birth control for a week and a couple days.)

Up to 90 days: After stopping birth control pills, most women have a return of their period and the preceding ovulation, within 32 days. However, it could take up to 90 days. If ovulation and menstrual periods do not return within 90 days, you should see a gynecologist for eveluation. ...Read more

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I've been taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for a year now. Is it safe to continue to take them for a long period of time since it stops ovulation? Is it healthy?

I've been taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for a year now. Is it safe to continue to take them for a long period of time since it stops ovulation? Is it healthy?

It is safe to take: It is safe to take your oral contraceptive for as long as you don't wish to be pregnant. If you decide to become pregnant, then that is still available to you when the pill is discontinued. There is nothing more unhealthy emotionally or physically than a undesired pregnancy. ...Read more

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For what length of time did it take you to have a period after stopping birth control pills?

1-3 months: Usually that fist month you stop the meds. After 3 months you need to evaluate the situation. There may be other factors involved. ...Read more

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On continuous birth control pill to get period only 4x a year. Consequences for not allowing menses those 4x a year? Iforget when I am due for period.

Menses 4x per Year: The bcp sometimes stops all menstrual flow. The bleeding when you are taking bcp is not really important from a health perspective. The bcp ensures that you are not at risk constant estrogen stim of lining & thus cancer. The hormones of the bcp prevent the complications of low hormones like weak bones. The bcp also provides contraception is that is important. Social issues only like forget menses. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for the birth control pills to be effective enough to have sex without a barrier or protection.its my first time to take it?

How many days does it take for the birth control pills to be effective enough to have sex without a barrier or protection.its my first time to take it?

Most wait a month: The pill works by tricking your body into believing you are pregnant so you don't release eggs. Most docs recommend you wait a month before going barrier free, although some pills suggest they work within 2 wks. Given the importance of the issue to you, you can decide which road to follow.If there is even the remotest chance their could be a STD involved, ever, double coverage is always better. ...Read more

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If my husband is taking a high dose of vitamin a for around 6 months for acne, how long do we have to wait before trying to get pregnant?

If my husband is taking a high dose of vitamin a for around 6 months for acne, how long do we have to wait before trying to get pregnant?

You should be fine: It's the mother that shouldn't take vitamin a analogues for acne. I also hope that your husband isn't self-medication with store-bought vitamin a; this is dangerous. A dermatologist can offer Accutane which will clear him up; it's related to vitamin a. Double-check with your dermagologist, but the scare stories seem to be generated by tort lawyers. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to get pregnant with precum if i didn't take my birth control for a week straight... & missed pills throughout the month?

How likely is it for me to get pregnant with precum if i didn't take my birth control for a week straight... & missed pills throughout the month?

More than if didn't: Precum contains sperm; all you need is one to get pregnant. That's why withdrawal method doesn't work. Besides, we're clueless so don't trust us to withdraw in time. Instead, trust birth control pill/shot (but only if used regularly) & condoms (each & every time!). More likely to get pregnant if you don't take pills as directed. Skipping pills increases risk. Consider pills+condoms 2 prevent stds. ...Read more

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If you take birth control regularly, miss one does on the only night you've had sex in 1 year (no sex after), then continue to take regularly thereafter, how is it possible to get pregnant with twins?

Bcp's are not 100% : When l was training 40 yrs ago bcp's only claimed to be 99% effective. Since then they have reduced some of the doses of the hormones and they must be taken at the same time every day to keep the levels to prevent pregnancy. I feel for you, but some babies are just robust and need to be born. Good luck. I hope you find the love all of you need. ...Read more

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Im due in 6weeks how long will it take to get a negative at birth for marijuana use?

Im due in 6weeks how long will it take to get a negative at birth for marijuana use?

Please let Doctor: & medical team know about your use. Single use of marijuana should be out of your urine in 1 to 7 days. Regular use of marijuana – should be out of urine in 7 to 100 days. Single use marijuana can be detected 12 to 24 hours in blood. Regular use marijuana can be detected for 2 to 7 days in blood. Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single use might not be picked up in hair. ...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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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