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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Symptoms While On Birth Control Pill

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Can the birth control pill cause pregnancy symptoms or could i be pregnant?

Can the birth control pill cause pregnancy symptoms or could i be pregnant?

Birth Control Pills: Some birth control pills will cause pregnancy symptoms, especially when starting them for the first time. After a while your body adapts to the pills and these symptoms should go away. Still, if you are concerned, you should get a pregnancy test done to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Can symptoms of pregnancy occur from satrting a new birth control pill?

Can symptoms of pregnancy occur from satrting a new birth control pill?

Yes : Depends on the pill and your sensitivity to the hormones. Some women are more sensitive to hormones in the pills than others. No hormonal contraception may be a better option for those women who can't tolerate hormonal contraception. ...Read more

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I'm on a birth control pill, an it's regular to miss you period sometimes. I missed mine two times in a row. What are symptoms of early pregnancy?

I'm on a birth control pill, an it's regular to miss you period sometimes. I missed mine two times in a row. What are symptoms of early pregnancy?

Take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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On birth control pill, period 1 day late. Will a blood or urine pregnancy test be accurate? If not when?

On birth control pill, period 1 day late. Will a blood or urine pregnancy test be accurate? If not when?

Depends: If you took the pills regularly, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wait 4-5 days to to the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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17yr old girl on birth control pill hasn't gotten period since November. Two OTC pregnancy tests negative. Otherwise healthy. ?

17yr old girl on birth control pill hasn't gotten period since November. Two OTC pregnancy tests negative. Otherwise healthy. 
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On BCP but no period: With 2 negative tests - doubt you are pregnant - first off if you are taking the pills correctly - they are very effective in preventing pregnancy. If there is any doubt - you need a blood pregnancy test done. If that is negative - the pills may be changing the lining of the uterus causing no menses. Best thing is to talk with the prescriber about this ...Read more

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On birth control pill Reclipsen. If I have sex the day before I start my inactive pills to start my period, am I at risk for pregnancy?

On birth control pill Reclipsen. If I have sex the day before I start my inactive pills to start my period, am I at risk for pregnancy?

Same risk as any day: A woman who is properly taking her birth control pills, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraceptive protection ALL the time, regardless of where she is in her pill pack. That's very important to understand. A home urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, if one is still worried about possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


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