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Can you get pregnant even if you're on the birth control patch?

Can you get pregnant even if you're on the birth control patch?

Yes: Bcp and patches are very good in preventing pregnancy but they are no 100% proof. So one can get pregnant with patch. It may fall down and one may not be aware of it for a few days. If in swimming in hot water the effectiveness may be lessened. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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


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How does the medicine in the birth control patch work to prevent pregnancy?

How does the medicine in the birth control patch work to prevent pregnancy?

4 ways: The most commonly used pills have estrogen and progestin. They thicken the cervical mucus so sperm can't swim. They slow the fallopian tubes from pushing the egg forward. They thin the lining so an egg can't implant. They stop the ovary from making an egg. ...Read more

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Hi i'm on the birth control patch however I had unprotected sex friday am I pregnant ?

Hi i'm on the birth control patch however I had unprotected sex friday am I pregnant ?

Birth Control: Birth control patches are effective but not 100 % of the time. There is still a small possibility you can get pregnant. Other factors can affect the effectiveness of the patch like - if it is worn all the time, if the patch is placed on an area with the least amount of adipose or fat. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant? I have been on the birth control patch since march on october 13 i got my period. From october 16th to the 2oth i didn't have a patch on when I should have. On the 21st i put one on until sunday the 23rd also that day my boyfriend and

Could i be pregnant? I have been on the birth control patch since march
on october 13 i got my period. From october 16th to the 2oth i didn't have a patch on when I should have. On the 21st i put one on until sunday the 23rd also that day my boyfriend and

First : First of all try to relax. The odds are in your favor. You probably were experiencing withdrawal bleeding from being off the patch for 4 days. This means that the hormones were no longer present from the patch and your uterus responded by shedding (bleeding). On the other hand there is always a possibility of pregnancy when contraception is not being used, no matter how short the time frame you were off of it; but like i stated previously the odds that this occurred is pretty low. The symptoms you are feeling now (cramping, nausea) are probably from the hormonal imbalance that your body is dealing with. If you miss your next period then you should take an early prediction pregnancy test at that time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on the birth control patch I came on me period 2 times back to back and I then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last Thursday I been feeling sick and tired everysince I took a few pregnancy test but they where negative are the correct or should

I was on the birth control patch I came on me period 2 times back to back and I then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last Thursday I been feeling sick and tired everysince I took a few pregnancy test but they where negative are the correct or should

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. A negative test means you are not pregnant ...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


Dr. James Chapman
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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