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Pregnancy On Loestrin
Chances of pregnancy when taking Loestrin Fe (generic version) Correctly all the time I DON'T want to get pregnant, EVER, should he use condem too?
1/100/year: The risk of pregnancy of oral contraceptives is 1 per 100 woman years if taken properly. That means if 100 women take the pill correctly for a year, 1 will become pregnant. Using an additional method such as condoms, diaphragm, sponge or foam reduces it to even lower levels. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?
Not Uncommon: There are some women who may eventually stop menstruating on OCPs, especially if they have been on them for a period of time. Or, if they have some conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. If 3 pregnancy tests are negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. As long as you take your BCP as directed, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Possible pregnancy on lo loestrin fe with antibiotics. Would be 16 weeks but only have abdominal cramping and pressure and have had 5 negative tests?
Pregnancy unlikely: One urine pregnancy test, done correctly, with a negative result means NOT pregnant, unless the pregnancy just began within the past 2 weeks. One can repeat the test 1 week later, to confirm the first negative result. Commonly used antibiotics don't noticeably change the risk of pregnancy if a woman is taking her birth control pills correctly, and is not having vomiting nor diarrhea. ...Read more
On loestrin 1/20: pamphlet says use back-up for 1 week. If I have taken it perfectly for 11 days am I 99% protected from pregnancy?
Yes: It should be working at this point. ...Read more
If I started lo loestrin the day after I got my period when will the medicine be effective against pregnancy? Got my period sat a.m took it sun p.m.
Now: Ocp when taken at the start of a cycle are effective that month, provided that you take them consistently. Good health ...Read more
Is it common not to experiance any periods when on loestrin 20? I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests! But I'm still worried!
Very common: Your doctor should have told you that, I would have you come in and do a blood test and do an ultrasound and assuming both are normal then you can stay on that pill, you do not have to have periods when you are on the pill. ...Read more
I've been consistent with my loestrin 24 fe and never missed a pill. My boyfriend ejaculated inside me. Should I be worried about pregnancy?
Unlikely: If you have been faithful with medication highly unlikely. ...Read more
I've been on lo loestrin fe for 6 months and have been taking it at the same time every day, My bf ejaculates inside me what are chances of pregnancy?
On microgestin fe 1/20 (generic Loestrin Fe) +take it everyday at same time and haven't miss pill. Does this brand strongly protest against pregnancy?
It does: All birth control pills by design meet the criteria for a highly effective birth control method. ...Read more
First month of lo loestrin fe, took at beginning of cycle day 11 still bleeding. Am I protected from pregnancy? Or is it not working?
Hang in there: Presuming you started your pack within the first five days of your menstrual period, you should be protected against pregnancy regardless of how you bleed. It can take a couple months for you to acclimate to the birth control pill but you are on a very low dose birth control pill. You may ultimately need to switch to a higher dose pill. For more information www. Askyourgynecologist. Org ...Read more
On doxycycl and also on the pill low loestrin. How much does the doxycycl make pill less effective? Risk of pregnancy on both pills (just oral sex)?
Been on Loestrin for 1.5 mos. Spotted for 10 days after 1st period. Skipped last period. 2 pregnancy tests=negative. Any chance I could be pregnant?
If you did not have unprotected sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you did have sex, you may wish to repeat the test in 7-10 days. 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
I've been on loestrin 24 fe for almost a year the condom broke last night and my boyfriend ejaculated inside me. Is the possibility of pregnancy high?
Not likely: No. If you have been taking your pills as prescribed (not missing any data at least), your chances of pregnancy are totally approximately 1% with or without the condom breaking. Do not worry. Feel free to check a pregnancy test in a couple weeks but it is exceptionally unlikely enjoy your christmas. ...Read more
Missed 3 days of loestrin about 2 weeks ago, had unprotected sex 3 times within 7 days of missed pill. Getting really sick. Its too early to be having pregnancy symptoms so what's going on?
You are likely feeling sick because your body is responding to the dramatic change in hormones, and you will likely start bleeding soon. This is withdrawal bleeding due to missed pills. On the other hand, missing 3 pills dramatically increases your chance of pregnancy, so if you don't get a period when it is due, you should take a pregnancy test.
In the future consider a birth control method that does not require you to remember taking a pil every day. A good option would be the nuva ring or Depo-Provera shot. Your doctor can go over all your options with you.
Good luck. ...Read more
How effective is lo Loestrin in preventing pregnancy? How can I tell if the pill is protecting me?
It is about 99%: Effective if taken consistently. There aren't any specific signs that signal that the medication is working. ...Read more
If you've been taking lo loestrin fe for 1 month and 3 days and your condom breaks what are the chances of pregnancy?
If I take Lo Loestrin Fe everyday, but not at the same time (an hour apart sometimes) what is the risk of pregnancy if I also use condoms and pull out?
11:30PM then 12:30AM: If by an hour apart, you mean taking birth control pill at 11:30PM then an hour later at 12:30AM, it's not recommended. If you mean 8AM one day then 9AM next day, then that's ok. However, progestin-only pills only offer 3hr leeway (http://goo. Gl/SLn6tn & http://goo. Gl/pZps6a) whereas combination pills like LoEstrin are ok beyond 3hrs late (although not recommended). Use of 2nd method is always rec ...Read more
I'm on LoEstrin and have stopped getting my period. Pregnancy test is negative. Should I take another or is this a normal side effect?
Perfectly normal: OCP amenorrhea (no periods) is a normal side effect of oral contraceptive pills. Over time, the endometrial (uterine) lining becomes so thin that nothing is shed when you take your withdrawal pills. Keep taking them as instructed and enjoy the perk! Take another pregnancy test only if you have symptoms of pregnancy (nausea, breast tenderness, etc). Call your Doc for anymore concerns. ...Read more
I had no condom sex for a few seconds then we decided to stop She had just finished her first pack of lo loestrin fe regularly taken; pregnancy?
Take loestrin within 3 hours everyday, genital contact with no penetration or ejaculation. Bleeding a week later lasting 3 days. Is this pregnancy?
I take loestrin 30. I've missed a period that was due to start 11th april. Had vaginal swab that came back clear. Is there a posibility of pregnancy?
Took 5th pill of 1st week of second pack of lo loestrin fe, condom broke, and then took plan b. Am I in the clear and no chance of pregnancy?
I took a fluconazole and I'm also on lo-loestrin. Didn't get my period this month, and was late taking one pill. How great of a risk is pregnancy?
On Lo loestrin fe and finished first month. Have not had period but taken 4 home pregnancy tests after date missed and all neg. Should I be worried?
Don't worry: It takes your body a while to adjust to the hormonal changes. You may not have a regular period for the first 3 months on the pill. ...Read more