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On Birth Control Started New Pack Day Period Started Pregnancy Possible
Does the liklihood of pregnancy increase from starting a new birth control pack 1 day late? Sex last day of period. Ovulate after missing 1 pill?
Possible: While highly unlikely, it is possible to ovulate in the first week of your pill pack, so it's important to try never to miss pills that first week. Having said that, the likelihood is still very low given unlikely to ovulate that early in one's cycle. I would continue your pills through end of pack and then check a pregnancy test at end of pack. ...Read more
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Day 5 with no period and negative pregnancy test. Should I wait for my period or should I just start my new pack of birth control?
Can start pills: A woman who is on birth control pills and doesn't get withdrawal bleeding but has a negative pregnancy test, can start her next pack of birth control pills on schedule. If she is not on BC pills but is waiting to start her very first pack, she can likewise start her pills... and recheck a pregnancy test in a few weeks if she is having spotting, odd bleeding, no withdrawal bleeding, or is worried. ...Read more
Sex on the first day of the 7 day placebo pills (birth control pills), started the new pill pack 2 days late. Is there a pregnancy risk from that particular encounter? (1st day of a 7 placebo period
No: You are protected by the hormonal suppression of the active ingredients in the pill and the timing of your recent intercourse. ...Read more
My period is two weeks late. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests that say negative. I haven't started my new birth control pack yet. Should i?
Anovulation: It sounds as if you are experiencing anovulatory cycles. These are cycles where the ovary fails to release an egg. This causes temporary hormonal disruption. ...Read more
I am ten days late on my period, but I have just taken a pregnancy test and it came up negative. Why am I so late? I lost my pack of birth control midway through a cycle, and have not been on it since. I waited a week to get my period before I restarted,
Your missed period is likely due to the interruption and resumption of your birth control pills. It will take your body some time to adjust to the hormones again. Try to take the pills exactly at the same time every day in order to avoid this in the future. If you can't remeber to take pills or don't like the daily obligation there are other birth control options like the ring or Depo-Provera injection. Please discuss your options with your doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more
Taking birth control had period in the middle of the pack had sex no condom. Should pregnancy be a concern? I take my pills faithfully
Should be okay: Sometimes, some people can get breakthrough bleeding while on their pill and they can confuse that for a period. As long as you take a pregnancy test and it is negative, you should be fine. If the bleeding keeps on happening irregularly and unpredictably, you might want to consider a different kind of birth control pill with a higher amount of estrogen. Hope that helps, good luck! ...Read more
Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?
I missed three birth control pills, and took them in one day. I then stopped that pack and started a new pack, period now for 8 days, any info?
Breakthrough bleed: When you missed the 3 pills the lining of the womb has been released and is the cause of the bleeding also known as breakthrough bleeding. Eventually it will stop as long as you remember to take your new pack of pills everyday at the same time each day. By the way, run a pregnancy test to be sure that it is negative if you were sexually active in the previous month. ...Read more
12hrs late for birth control pill. My bf pulls out, been on pill for almost a year but was late on the 5th day of the new pack. Is Pregnancy likely?
Birth control: Depends where you are in the cycle, buy a pregnancy test, and 12 hours is not terrible just take two if you do not want to be pregnant. Call your gyn to confirm ...Read more
I am on the 21 pack of birth control and I forgot to take day 5 and just got my period. Do I still continue the pack or start new after my period?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Just continue taking. ...Read more
First day of my last period was 9/15/14. I was supposed to start my period 10/13/14 but I didn't. I start my new birth control pack today. This ok?
I am on birth control and I was on the last day of my period and started a new pack 2 days latwo I started spotting how do I stop it?
Started period on day I was supposed to start my Birth Control again. Cramps are terrible. Should I still start my new pack of BC? Will it stop my period
Birth control: It is not clear if this is a new start to birth control for the 1st time or if you were already on it and starting a new pack. They should be taken one pill per day and you can start them today. Birth control is very effective at reducing menstrual bleeding and helping with cramps. ...Read more
On my second pack of birth control pills, stopped taking placebo pills of first pack 4 days in. Started a new pack on day 3 of period, am I protected?
Probably: I cannot tell exactly from your question, but as long as you did not go more than 7 days between the last active hormone pill of the first pack and the first active pill of the second pack, then you should be covered. You don't need to swallow the placebo pills, but they help you stay on time with the routine. ...Read more
I am a Sunday birth control starter. I missed the first Friday (12/25) and started spotting the next day (12/26). The "spotting" now looks like more of a real period. I am leaving for Hawaii tomorrow (12/31). Will starting a brand new pack right now make
Oral contraceptives: Usually three weeks of active pills and a week of dummy (no hormone) pills. If you missed enough time without continuous active pills, it makes no difference whether you start a fresh pack or carry on. Meanwhile please use a BACKUP contraceptive method until your next period, during the dummy pills. ...Read more
I've taken a whole month of birth control and still haven't gotten my period. I just started a new month and my pregnancy tests came out neg. Pregnant?
Depends on brand: Some of the newer low dose birth control pills have a nice side effect of giving patients light to minimal periods. If your pregnancy test is negative then I would discuss with your doctor if this continues over the next couple of cycles. Also check your brand of pills and you can ask your doctor if this is a brand that has this side effect. ...Read more
I start my new birth control pill pack 1 day late. I took 2 pills the next day. However, I had unprotected sex earlier that morning. Am I still protected from pregnancy?
If you were ovulating that moment when you are having unprotected sex then no you are not protected
that why people take the morning after pill if two pills of BCP taking late will do the job then there is no reason for plan B
you might be ok if you start having symptoms or miss your period get tested
or go to see your PCP might have a better plan for you ...Read more
How soon should I take a pregnancy test? I am at the end of my first month of a new birth control pill. The second week, I took a pill a couple of hours late. The health information that came with my pill said that might cause me to go without a period th
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
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