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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?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

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

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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?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for loestrin 24 to become affective at preventing pregnancy?

How long is it supposed to it take for loestrin 24 to become affective at preventing pregnancy?

U should use back up: For 1 month, and they have a newer pill, that I have switched a majority of my loestrin 24 pts to loloestrin, only 10 mcg of estrogen instead of 20 mcg in your pill. ...Read more

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Is it common not to experiance any periods when on loestrin 20? I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests! But I'm still worried!

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

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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?

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

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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)?

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)?

Low risk: Doxycycline may decrease the contraceptive effectiveness of Loestrin and other combination oral contraceptives, but the risk is low. Oral sex can not cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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: 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

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What is the percentage of lo loestrin fe to prevent pregnancy?

Loestrin24 FE: Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. The pregnancy rate can increase to 5% if the contraceptive is not taken regularly (some pills are missed). ...Read more

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How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to start fully preventing pregnancy?

How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to start fully preventing pregnancy?

Variable: The onset of pregnancy protection from any birth control pill has traditionally been after one cycle (pack) has been completed. Most doctors recommend a back up birth control method during the first bcp pack. ...Read more

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How effective is lo Loestrin in preventing pregnancy? How can I tell if the pill is protecting me?

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

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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 you've been taking lo loestrin fe for 1 month and 3 days and your condom breaks what are the chances of pregnancy?

Possible pregnancy: Not likely. The chance would be no greater than having unprotected sex while on birth control. You should consider seeing your doctor to be checked for sti's. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: N.O form of birth control is 100% effective. Assuming that you take your loestrin as directed there is still a small chance you could get pregnant on the pill. Keep a mentrual diary and wait 2 weeks, then do a home pregnancy test or consult your private physician. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Risk of pregnancy: Not much of a risk at all. Being late on only one dose of your ocp is not an issue in and of itself, and Fluconazole actually increases the blood levels of oral contraceptives. The risk of contraceptive failure in the scenario you describe is basically nil. ...Read more

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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

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I have been on Loestrin for a little over a month and a half. I finished up bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) about two weeks ago. Is my Loestrin effective against pregnancy?

I have been on Loestrin for a little over a month and a half. I finished up bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) about two weeks ago. Is my Loestrin effective against pregnancy?

Yes if taken: Loestrin is a brand name for a BCP. And if taken according to the directions is a very effective contraceptive. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of two "sulfa" antibiotics and has nothing to do with the BCP. ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norethindrone is a two phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more