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Is it possible to ovulate when on the pill and not missed any doses?

Is it possible to ovulate when on the pill and not missed any doses?

Yes: The pill is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when used precisely according to instructions, but it is not completely bulletproof. All birth control methods (other than hysterectomy) have an associated small % risk of failure with subsequent conception. So the bottom line is - yes - it is possible to ovulate while on the pill. Go see your gynecologist; if pregnant, pill exposure is ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

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My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago. His sperm count is currently zero. I'm on the pill and never have missed a dose. What is the likelih?

My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago. His sperm count is currently zero. I'm on the pill and never have missed a dose. What is the likelih?

What?: What is "likelih"? Vasectomy is a definite means of sterilization on males. And knowing no sperm one year later is the sure way to declare the success of vasectomy for sterilization, but will not affect manhood. For your couple, you should have no odd to conceive as long as being in one-to-one relations, In fact, you would not need contraceptive pills or any other means of contraceptives. Best... ...Read more

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I'm 32 on the pill over a year,I have had breast pain both arm sides over a week,due for 7d break on Tue,I missed 2 pills,douled dose to catch up?

I'm 32 on the pill over a year,I have had breast pain both arm sides over a week,due for 7d break on Tue,I missed 2 pills,douled dose to catch up?

Sure: This question keeps coming up on my feed. You can catch up for up to three days with missed BCP. This late in the cycle, it is probably irrelevant however. Just remember that skipping pills during the month may not protect you from pregnancy. ...Read more

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Was on the pill dilligently but missed last active pill. Took two plan b on the same day right after that. Period late 4 days, hpt negative. Could the delay be due to the double plan b dose??

Was on the pill dilligently but missed last active pill. Took two plan b on the same day right after that. Period late 4 days, hpt negative. Could the delay be due to the double plan b dose??

Absolutely.: When on oral contraceptives, periods are actually withdrawal bleeding - your endometrial lining bleeds because you're not taking the hormone those days. Plan B is a large dose of the same sorts of hormones, and a delayed period is not unusual when taking it near the end of a pill pack's active weeks. Check home pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after intercourse for most reliable timing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate on the pill? Or can you have PMS cramps 2 weeks before your period? Cramps are relieved with OTC pain meds.

Is it possible to ovulate on the pill? Or can you have PMS cramps 2 weeks before your period? Cramps are relieved with OTC pain meds.

Should not: One should not ovulate on the pill. It works by preventing ovulation. If you miss pills then yes one can ovulate and get pregnant. Cramps can be caused by many things other than uterus. Bladder and bowel are common causes. ...Read more

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Do women ovulate on the pill?

Do women ovulate on the pill?

They don't.: The pill suppresses ovulation. When one is on the pill, their body receives a 'higher than normal' amount of estrogen (from the pills), and this acts as a negative feedback signal to stop the body from producing and releasing eggs (ovulation). ...Read more

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When do you ovulate while on the pill?

When do you ovulate while on the pill?

You don't: One of the main ways combined OC estrogen/ progestin pills work is by stopping ovulation. Low-dose estrogen pills and mini-pills do sometimes allow ovulation; if this happens it's usually around the usual time. ...Read more

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How come i sometimes ovulate on the pill?

How come i sometimes ovulate on the pill?

You shouldn't be..: A lot of women say that they still feel ovulation occurring while they are on the pill, but if they are taking the pill on time/regularly/not missing pills - they are not ovulating. They may be experiencing some mild pain from something else (gi source, musculoskeletal source, etc). But ovulation shouldn't/doesn't occur in women who take their pills regularly. ...Read more

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How common is it to have ovulation symptoms while on the pill?

It can be: Ovulation is not common on combined ocp, but it does happen sometimes. Symptoms wouldn't be worrisome either way. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill, yet i spotted during ovulation. Is that normal?

No ovulation : One does not ovulate while on birth control. In fact that is the exact purpose of birth control -- to prevent ovulation. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to still experience ovulation symptoms if you are on the pill?

Are you supposed to still experience ovulation symptoms if you are on the pill?

Sort of: You might experience symptoms 'like' ovulation, but over 90% of the time you will not be ovulating on a combined ocp. ...Read more

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What exactly is different with ovulation on the pill? Like do you not ovulate at all?

What exactly is different with ovulation on the pill?  Like do you not ovulate at all?

Often does not occur: Most birth control pills, when taken on schedule, do prevent ovulation. Even if ovulation occurs conception may still be prevented as the hormones in the pill thicken the cervical mucus, preventing entry of sperm into the uterus. They can also change the lining and motility of the fallopian tubes such that the egg is not transported to the uterus. ...Read more

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Missed periods on the pill, should I be concerned?

Missed periods on the pill, should I be concerned?

Yes: The oral contraceptive pills are intended, due to their low dosages, to be taken every day about the same time each day.If that is not the case use a "back up" means of contraception until the next period and get a pregnancy test if it is a "no show" anecdotally, "the pill is only 100% effective if held between your knees at all times.". ...Read more

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If you ovulate accidentally while on the pill, will your cervical position change as well?

If you ovulate accidentally while on the pill, will your cervical position change as well?

No: Ovulation while on the pill is not as uncommon as we once thought and does not significantly decrease the effectiveness of the pill. For the longest time we did not know joe often this occurred because it did not have any obvious signs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss first period on the pill?

Is it possible to miss first period on the pill?

Yes, common: Spotting or missing period is quite common during the first couple months of use. It is also still possible to get pregnant during use (chance is low) so double check with a home pregnancy test. Usually after 2-3 months, period should be regular. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more