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Ovulation Calendar While 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
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
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
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
If your on the pill, does that prevent your body from ovulating? Or does your body still continue to do so?
If you were to ovulate on the pill, how would you know when you would ovulate? By how long your cycle is? I have a 28 day cycle.
If you were to ovulate on the pill how would you know when you would be most fertile. Say you are on a 28 day pack?
Hard to know: I don't believe there have been any studies looking at ovulation times on the pill because it is supposed to prevent ovulation. So to answer your question, the only way to know when you would be most fertile is to know "if" you ovulated and when, by using an ovulation test or measuring your am temperature and watch for a spike in temp. You can't tell in hindsight however. Sorry! ...Read more
On the pill. Is white discharge normal to experience? Especially during time you would be ovulating? Do you ovulate on the pill?
Discharge: Remember when you ovulate you have a chance if pregnancy. The whole point of the pill is to alter the hormone levels so the estrogen doe not surge and thus you do not ovulate so in theory no pregnancy. Now not unusual for the body to change the caginal secretions. Most likely this us what you are experiencing especially if no other symtoms. ...Read more
I was on the pill for 10 yr. Am I ovulating if my cycles are 25-36 days long, and still have regular type of a period with each cycle?
Probably 'yes': If your periods are irregular, you are almost certainly ovulating, but not ovulating consistently. It can be very difficult to know when you ovulate with irregular cycles, you may wish to sort this out with a gyn doctor in-office. ...Read more
Is ovulation pain on the pill possible? Getting discomfort (not exactly pain) around the pelvic area on my left side in the middle of my cycle.
Yes: Occasionally with the very low dose hormonal birth control pills these days a breakthrough ovulation can potentially occur. Usually thr endometrial lining isn't supportive for a conception though. Make sure you take the birth control pill almost at the same time each day and some antibiotics may decrease the efficacy of the oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more
I get ewcm (thick clear jelly discharge) while on the combined contraceptive. Is the pill not working and im ovulating while on the pill?
Not uncommon: Ovulation while on the pill is actually very common. The pill prevents pregnancy more by preventing the uterus from developing an endometrial lining (where your pregnancy attaches). Its contraceptive effect is due to several factors, decreased cervical mucus, thin endometrial lining, preventing ovulation. Cervical mucus can still develop though. ...Read more
I can tell that I still ovulate on the pill (ovral). I get a low fever (~99.1) & change in discharge. Is this normal and nothing to worry about?
Not diagnostic: Minor temperature fluctuation and discharge do not confirm that you are ovulating, which is not terribly common on the pill. You'd need to talk with your doctor though; if you are ovulating you are at risk to get pregnant. ...Read more
I'm on birth control, but once or twice a month I notice a big increase in discharge. If I'm not suppose to ovulate on the pill, what causes this?
Went for a GYN visit and was surprised to hear you still feel ovulation pain while on the pill, despite no actual ovulation. More info on this please?
On birth control Reclipsen, but once or twice a month I notice a big increase in discharge. If I'm not suppose to ovulate on the pill, what causes this?
Various causes: You are correct that one does not ovulate on birth control. Discharge varies for most women. The only way to determine if it is normal physiologic discharge or something abnormal is to have it tested. This is very easy to do for any Obgyn. Schedule a visit and let them test for infection. ...Read more
Does the birth control pill cause a woman not to ovulate? And if so, why does a woman still have periods while on the pill?
OC: Correct! Virtually 100% of the time if properly taken at the same time every day. Your body thinks you ovulated since the hormones on the pill are similar hormones to the ones you make but in higher amounts so when you stop them, your body thinks you are not pregnant and bleeds. ...Read more
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.
Had sex while on the birth control pill, 2 days later I got clear stretchy mucus like during ovulation. Can this occur on the pill without ovulating?
2nd month On trilinyah BC pills. I have egg white cervical mucus on the pill. Is there any reason to think my pill isn’t working? Am I ovulating? Worried
Yes: Yes you are ovulating, there are other reasons of discharge, you need to see your obgyn to get the cultures to make sure there is no infection ...Read more
I was on the pill for about a month & I stopped using it 9/10. I had a period 9/14. My BF & I had sex 6 days straight & my boobs ache. Am I ovulating?
If you do not wish to be pregnant, you should take plan B immediately. If you want to get pregnant, you may do a home pregnancy test 4-5 days after missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Does TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) stop ovulation? Does having sex while on the pill count as unprotected sex, especially during part of the month you would be ovulating?
Can you still experience ovulation discharge while on the pill or any of the ovulation symptoms while on the pill?
Not usually: The hormones in the pill usually prevent the ovulating cervical mucus but they don't always block ovulation and the symptoms associated with a functional cyst and it's rupture at the time of ovulation can still occur. This is most likely with the triphasic pills and least likely with the ones with more active pills in the pack (24 vs. 21). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it ok if ovulation occurs a little earlier than the 14th cycle day? Mine has. (not on the pill, I don't think I'm pregnant)
Yes: It's not unusual for some women ovulate before day 14 consistently. It doesn't mean anything is wrong or abnormal. ...Read more
I've been on the pill for 4 months. Around the 2nd week of each pack, I get "ovulation" like symptoms with stringy discharge. Is this normal?
Mid cycle spotting: Yes, it is normal. Some people can have slight spotting during mid cycle. ...Read more
Does clear, stretchy discharge on the pill indicate possible ovulation? (Never late/missed pills) Or is it just regular, normal, everyday discharge?
If I have breakthrough ovulation while on the pill, what is my chance of pregnancy? (If I have not missed any pills)
On the pill. Took ovulation test to make sure. Not ovulating. Monogamous relationship. Both each other's first. Cloudy stretchy very thick discharge.?
Wife is on the pill (not strict on time, missed pill twice). Had sex and ejaculated inside during ovulation. Is she pregnant?
If u have unprotected sex on the pill 5 days before ovulation and then forget to take the pill for two days after sex should u worry about pregnancy?
Yes: If you miss your period do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I ended my period I normally have brown discharge. Two days after my period it was brown and stretchy. Could it have been ovulation? I am on the pill
Ovulation: NO it is just old blood---you should not ovulate on the BCP---if taken correctly ...Read more