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Doctor insights on: Ovulation Calculator And Birth Control Pills

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Do you ovulate while on birth control pills?

Do you ovulate while on birth control pills?

You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What do birth control pills do for my ovulation?

What do birth control pills do for my ovulation?

Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills have hormones in them that are designed to prevent ovulation (egg release) each month. ...Read more

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Do you definitely ovulate when you have ovulation bleeding? Even if you're on birth control pills?

Do you definitely ovulate when you have ovulation bleeding? Even if you're on birth control pills?

Depends on the pills: Most birth control pills stop ovulation. But some of the milder pills allow ovulation but do not allow implantation. Ovulation is not the same thing as menstruation. ...Read more

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I missed one pill on the 5th day of the 1st week, next day i took 2 pills. Is ovulation possible? I am taking birth control pills for more than a year

I missed one pill on the 5th day of the 1st week, next day i took 2 pills. Is ovulation possible? I am taking birth control pills for more than a year

Ovulation: Ovulation is possible if you miss a pill, the more you miss, or the longer the interval between pills the more likely the birth control pills will be ineffective. When this happens we usually recommend using other measures during that cycle such as condoms as an adjunct. Abstinence is best. Good luck :). ...Read more

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Can you ovulate on the 7th day of your inactive birth control pills?

Can you ovulate on the 7th day of your inactive birth control pills?

No: If you are taking them correctly and not missing days, birth control pills will suppress ovulation all month long, including during the week of inactive pills. Its highly unlikely that you would ovulate on the 7th day of your inactive pills. ...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. Payam Mehranpour
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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