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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is the birth control pill can stop you ovulate forever?

Is the birth control pill can stop you ovulate forever?

No: The pill just mimics a natural event in the body. It uses hormones that makes it think you are pregnant, so you don't release eggs. No egg release, no chance of pregnancy. Once the pill stops, your body goes back to like it was before. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I've taken my birth control pill (cyclafem 777) at exactly the same time every day this pack, and didn't miss any. I shouldn't have ovulated, right?

I've taken my birth control pill (cyclafem 777) at exactly the same time every day this pack, and didn't miss any. I shouldn't have ovulated, right?

Right!: Birth control pills, when taken regularly as directed, stop the ovulation process so that you lower your changes of getting pregnant. However, bcps are not 100% effective, even when taken as you've described. That's why if you're taking a teratogenic medication (something that can cause birth defects) like isotretinoin, we require use of 2 different forms of birth control to further reduce risk. ...Read more

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If your birth control pill fails, can you accidentally ovulate 2 days after your withdrawal bleed ends?

If your birth control pill fails, can you accidentally ovulate 2 days after your withdrawal bleed ends?

Highly unlikely: The pill when taken properly does not "fail" and you do not ovulate when you are on the pill. The hormones prevent ovulation. It is highly unlikely you would ovulate two days after tour withdrawal bleeding. ...Read more

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I recently stopped the birth control pill, and I have had withdrawal bleeding for 4 days. When can I expect that to stop, and when should I ovulate?

I recently stopped the birth control pill, and I have had withdrawal bleeding for 4 days. When can I expect that to stop, and when should I ovulate?

Hard to predict: A lot of things go in to your body determining when things happen. When you stop treatment, when things go "back to normal" varies depending on things like how long you were on that therapy, your general health, involvement of other medical conditions you may have - the list goes on. You could expect the bleeding to stop in days or weeks. You could ovulate today or months from now. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I missed a low-dose birth control pill and noticed cramping on my left side. Could ovulation have occurred?

Ovulation: You don't say how long you've been on the pill, but let's suppose it's been for a few months or more, then by missing one pill, that will not cause ovulation. ...Read more

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Does the birth control pill cause a woman not to ovulate? And if so, why does a woman still have periods while on the pill?

Does the birth control pill cause a woman not to ovulate? And if so, why does a woman still have periods while on the pill?

OC: Correct! Virtually 100% of the time if properly taken at the same time every day. Your body thinks you ovulated since the hormones on the pill are similar hormones to the ones you make but in higher amounts so when you stop them, your body thinks you are not pregnant and bleeds. ...Read more

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Was off birth control pill and got period after 8 months, after taking vitex for a week. Did I ovulate or was that anovulatory period?

Likely anovulatory.: If you can go 8 months without menses, you should be seen by an obgyn. This is not normal and means that you did not ovulate for 8 months, there is a risk of abnormal uterine lining growth when a woman does not menstruate for 3 months. Therefore, a woman should have a menses (or shredding of the uterine cavity every 3 months.)
vitex is not fda approved &has never been proven by clinical study. ...Read more

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Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Not ovulating: The pill works by preventing ovulation so unless you are taking it incorrectly you should be ok. Breast tenderness may be a side effect of the pill but should then improve as you continue the pill. It is not a sign of ovulation. ...Read more

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Will I still get ovulation symptoms on the birth control pill? My period is due in around 11 days and I'm getting cramp on the right side of my uterus

BCP ovulation: BCP should suppress ovulation You have to take them correctly basically around the same time every day and not miss doses. Pain may be gas or vaginal infection

http://goaskalice. Columbia. Edu/how-do-birth-control-pills-work ...Read more

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Stopped birth control pill March 25. Hot flashes, mood swings, when will my period start or ovulation? Have high TPo antibodies normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine)

Stopped birth control pill March 25. Hot flashes, mood swings, when will my period start or ovulation? Have high TPo antibodies normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine)

Thyroid testing: The most important issue is to have your primary care doctor or endocrinologist evaluate your elevated thyroid peroxidase enzymes to determine the cause and treatment. Birth control pills are out of your system in about 7 days returning you to your normal state. One would expect a menstrual cycle about 1 month after stopping them unless pregnancy occurred ...Read more

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If I miss birth control pill 3 days in a row during my second week, what should I do? Take 3?

Take two/day: Take two pills per day times three days to "catch up", and use another form of contraception this month until a period arrives at the end of this pack of pills. ...Read more

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What happens if I forget to take the birth control pill?

What happens if I forget to take the birth control pill?

Depends on week: The number of pills missed, the strength of the pill and the week in question all impact the management. If you miss 1 - 2 pills of a 30 mcg ee formulation or 1 (active) pill of a 10-20 mcg ee pill, take 1 pill (active) as soon as you remember, then continue taking the pill pack. In cases when the missed pills are from the first week, a back-up method or emergency contraception may be needed. ...Read more

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If I normally take my birth control pill at 9 o'clock at night but forget and take it at 9 o'clock the next morning am I still protected?

If I normally take my birth control pill at 9 o'clock at night but forget and take it at 9 o'clock the next morning am I still protected?

Missed pill: The chances for breakthrough ovulation and conception increase with number of pills missed in a cycle. If one pill is missed, it's a good idea to use a backup method until birth control pills have been taken correctly for 7 consecutive days. ...Read more

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