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Missed 3 days of birth control. Pregnant?

Missed 3 days of birth control. Pregnant?

Can happen: BC pills work by fooling your body/preventing egg release.If the level of hormone (pill) drops after several missed days your body could release an egg.If released and you have unprotected sex, you might get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Very light brownish spotting 6 days before period. On birth control pills. Havent missed one. Start period this sunday. What is the spotting?

Very light brownish spotting 6 days before period. On birth control pills. Havent missed one. Start period this sunday. What is the spotting?

BTB: Did you miss any pills or take them late? Have you been on other medicines, especially antibiotics? Have you been sick, nausea or diarrhea? Do you have a vaginal infection? Lots of things, or nothing, can lead to irregular bleeding on the birth control pill. Usually the next cycle will be better and pregnancy is unlikely, but condoms are always a good idea. ...Read more

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On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Started menstrual period 2 weeks early. Is this normal? Not on birth control pills or sexually active.

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Spotting after one missed birth control pill - how long will the spotting last?

Spotting after one missed birth control pill - how long will the spotting last?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...Read more

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Expected period was on 05/08/13, missed period. Unprotected sex on 05/18/13, not on birth control. Next day i experienced cramping. Sign of pregnancy?

Expected period was on 05/08/13, missed period. Unprotected sex on 05/18/13, not on birth control. Next day i experienced cramping. Sign of pregnancy?

Please clarify: You are asking about a pregnancy, that if it occurred would now be a delivered baby. I do not understand the context or purpose of the question given that if there is a baby it is born now. ...Read more

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Can being late on birth control cause brownish spotting?

Can being late on birth control cause brownish spotting?

Yes: If you are late or miss a pill, you may have some spotting. Brown spotting is usually old blood. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will missing one birth control pill stop pregnancy prevention?

Will missing one birth control pill stop pregnancy prevention?

Might: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Using additional birth control would be a good idea. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnacny test when on birth control (iud)?

How accurate is a pregnacny test when on birth control (iud)?

Same as without IUD: A pregnancy test, when done correctly, at the right time, has about the same accuracy regardless of whether or not a woman is on a birth control method or not (such as an iud or birth control pills). Technically speaking, a positive pregnancy test may be more likely to be a false positive if a woman is on birth control, because the birth control makes it less likely for her to be truly pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy still occur when you're on birth control pills?

Can pregnancy still occur when you're on birth control pills?

Only 1% chance: Birth control pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, only 1% chance it may not be effective even if taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause late period?

Can birth control cause late period?

Possibly.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Irregular period while on birth control. Two weeks before real period. Could I be pregnant?

Irregular period while on birth control. Two weeks before real period. Could I be pregnant?

Probably not.: Do a home urine pregnancy test. If negative then most likely you may have forgotten to take your birth control pill at the same time you usually do and this signals for you to shed your uterine lining (looks and feels like a period). If you are taking the pill at the same exact time every day and have not missed one pill then your body is overpowering the pill ; aka breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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