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If I miss only 1 birth control pill during the 1st week, take all of the 2nd week, will I ovulate during that time? I missed one pill due to surgery.

If I miss only 1 birth control pill during the 1st week, take all of the 2nd week, will I ovulate during that time? I missed one pill due to surgery.

BCP: Usually if u miss one pill, you should take the make up pill as soon as you remember and continue on with your cycle. It is unlikely that you will ovulate, but I would use back up birth control this cycle to be on the safe side.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can the ovulation occur when forgetting to take one birth-control pill?

Can the ovulation occur when forgetting to take one birth-control pill?

Birth Control: Yes. That is why everyone on birth control is instructed to take two doses the day after one is missed.

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If you forget to take a birth-control pill and the next day take two doses, can the ovulation still occur?

If you forget to take a birth-control pill and the next day take two doses, can the ovulation still occur?

Birth control: It is always a good idea to double up a dose if you miss a pill. Most likely the pill will still be effective that month unless you miss more than two doses in a row. It is never a bad idea to use back-up contraception for the rest of the month as an extra precaution.

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What types of things cause cramping for a woman when not on her period or during ovulation? Takes birth control pill thought that should help, but not

What types of things cause cramping for a woman when not on her period or during ovulation? Takes birth control pill thought that should help, but not

Other causes: If the cramps are not associated with your period or midcycle when you might be ovulating, you have to consider non-gynecologic causes. These might involve bowel problems of various sorts and possibly bladder and kidney problems. Start with your primary care doctor.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to start ovulating again after getting off the birth control pill?

Please tell me how long it takes for to start ovulating again after getting off the birth control pill?

Usually 2-4 weeks.: The body should resume normal ovulatory function, and production of eggs/cysts right after stopping the pill. Should get a normal cycle after 2-4 weeks.

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Had sex while on the birth control pill, 2 days later I got clear stretchy mucus like during ovulation. Can this occur on the pill without ovulating?

Had sex while on the birth control pill, 2 days later I got clear stretchy mucus like during ovulation. Can this occur on the pill without ovulating?

Yes: The pill works to suppress ovulation, modulate the lining of the inside and thicken the cervical mucous. Some women will still occasionally ovulate on the pill. This is probably what happened to explain the clear, stretchy cervical discharge.

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Is a birth-control pill really enough to stop ovulation?

Is a birth-control pill really enough to stop ovulation?

Depends on type: Common birth control pills containing synthetic estrogen and synthetic Progesterone prevents ovulation about 99% in ideal conditions. Progestin only pills (containing only synthetic progestin) do not stop ovulation.

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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.

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Do you ovulate when on the combination birth control pill when taken everyday around the same time?

Do you ovulate when on the combination birth control pill when taken everyday around the same time?

Should not: If taken as directed you should not, but every method has a failure rate of some level. But with combination pills the failure is very very low.

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Can starting the birth control pill delay ovulation that is due in a week?

Can starting the birth control pill delay ovulation that is due in a week?

Possible: If started early enough in the cycle, the pill can prevent ovulation. However, if the cycle has advanced far enough, ovulation will still occur even after starting the pill.

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Can taking birth control pill be related to ovulation pain?

Not likely: Regular ocp inhibits ovulation in about 70% of cases. 30% or less of women taking ocp may experience ovulation pain.

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Do you ovulate as soon as one birth control pill is missed? If not, when do you?

Do you ovulate as soon as one birth control pill is missed? If not, when do you?

NO: The cycle starts as soon as you missed the first pill so generally speaking 14 days after the missed pill assuming no other pills are taken after the first missed pill.

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I have been taking The Zovia birth control pill for almost 3 months. I'm on the last week of pills for the third month. Will I ovulate?

I have been taking The Zovia birth control pill for almost 3 months. I'm on the last week of pills for the third month. Will I ovulate?

Birth control: Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through several mechanisms, mainly by stopping ovulation. If no egg is released, there is nothing to be fertilized by sperm, and therefore you cannot get pregnant. If you stop the Birth control, then your hormones can return to normal, and you may ovulate, and become susceptible to getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex during ovulation.

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If I miss one birth control pill, will I start to ovulate immediately? I took the next dose the next day and continued on everyday after.

If I miss one birth control pill, will I start to ovulate immediately? I took the next dose the next day and continued on everyday after.

Missed pills: If you miss 1 active pill (up to 48 hours late) then take your missed pill as soon as remember (you may take 2 pills in one day) -- then use the rest of the pack -- do you need condoms for a week? No. -- do you need a morning after pill? No, but consider if pills missed early in the pack, or in the last week of the previous pack. -- back-up methods ARE needed if 2 or more pills are missed

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Normal to feel ovulation cramp while on birth control pill?

Normal to feel ovulation cramp while on birth control pill?

No, because: Remember that pills suppress ovulation, so you should not be ovulating on the pills. Cramps may be coming from other causes, but should not come from ovulation.

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Is there a type of birth control pill that doesn't prevent implantation? (Just ovulation/fertilization?) Thanks

Is there a type of birth control pill that doesn't prevent implantation? (Just ovulation/fertilization?) Thanks

Basic Pill: The basic "pill" or OCP works by tricking your body into believing it is pregnant so no ovulation occurs. If you don't ovulate, you can't get pregnant. The implantation preventives are agents like the morning after pills and the IUD.

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I have been on the birth control pill for 2 weeks today. I am having pain in my ovaries. Is this normal? Could I be ovulating? On ortho tricyclen

I have been on the birth control pill for 2 weeks today. I am having pain in my ovaries. Is this normal? Could I be ovulating? On ortho tricyclen

Could be: If this is your first package of pills you could be ovulating. Studies show that the pills with only 21 days of active medicine don't always prevent ovulation but do protect against pregnancy in other ways. The triphasic pills are more likely not to prevent cysts than the monophasic. The pills with 24 active pills do a better job of preventing cysts.

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