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How Does Birth Control Affect Ovulation
Is it normal to continue to have a white sticky discharge while on my birth control?! Does it mean that it isn't stopping my ovulation?!
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
On birth control and have a clear thick and stretchy discharge streaked with white? Does this mean that my birth control isn't working? Ovulation?
It's working: As long as you're taking your birth control pills correctly, then you should assume it's working. Your discharge can change even on birth control pills. And even if you ovulate, the birth control pills work in other ways. They can also thicken the cervical mucus and prevent sperm from penetrating. Having said that, every method has a small failure rate. ...Read more
This will sound odd but can I take ovulation test to see if my birth control shot is working? I shouldn´t be ovulating so the test´ll come negative?
It will not help: If you are on depoprovera (the birth control shot), urine ovulation tests will be useless. Since you are likely not having menses, there is no way to know when to test for the lh surge (which is what ovulation kits do). A negative ovulation test will not tell you anything useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: If the birth control pills are working properly, you should not be ovulating after you finish the pack and/or get your period. There is, of course, a small failure rate with bcp; and if you do not get your period, than you should do a pregnancy test and/or talk to your gyn. ...Read more
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