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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 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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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more