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Pregnant But Taking Contraceptive Pill
I've been bleeding solidly for last 10 weeks. I'm not pregnant, and am taking contraceptive pill. Really worried. What might cause this?
See Doctor ASAP!: If your having vaginal bleeding (not just spotting) everyday for the past 10 weeks, despite being on birth control pills, my first concern is that you may have become anemic (low blood count). This can be be very dangerous, so please go see your clinician asap. They can perform a vaginal and pelvic exam, lab tests, an ultrasound, +/- a biopsy to rule out a hormonal, anatomic or infectious cause. ...Read more
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
Anything is possible: As there is limited data bout the efficacy of emergency contraception used 48 hours prior to a possible sperm exposure. If you find that you are contemplating using emergency contraception frequently, you should review with your doctor about a regular form of birth control. ...Read more
I may be pregnant should I stop taking my contraceptive pill? I've taken a test that was negative but I think I may have taken it too early?
Yes: Stop the pill and see your doctor for a blood hcg. ...Read more
I just discovered that im pregnant and ive been taking contraceptive pills will that not affect the baby? I'm worried
Pregnant: No, the birth control pills will not affect you or your baby ...Read more
Been taking contraceptive pill for nearly 2 months. Am I fully protected from pregnancy? I take it at same time each day!
You should be: Usually hormonal contraceptives begin working within a week. Hormone levels are then high enough to suppress ovulation. However, even if used perfectly, (as it seems you are doing), contraceptives are not 100% effective. To be absolutely safe, use a backup method like male/female condoms, cervical caps, or vaginal sponges. You should always use condoms to prevent infection. ...Read more
Unlikely: Very unlikely. While no day in one's cycle is 100% 'safe' it's very unlikely on the days that you describe.... Especially if you haven't missed any pills. The chances of pregnancy when one uses the pill perfectly over the course of 1 year is around 4% or 4 out of 100 women will become pregnant on the pill using it perfectly. If you're worried, can always use a 2nd method like condom. Best luck. ...Read more
I'm a 25 year old and I have m.S. I came off the contraceptive pill a month ago as trying to get pregnant but nothing happening yet, is this normal?
I'm 34 y/o and have been on the contraceptive pill since I was 17 y/o. Would I still be fertile enough to get pregnant if I stop taking the pill?
Can't estimate: I can't estimate, but if you take the leftover half with the next dose, it should work as supposed. ...Read more
Due to: Hormonal changes. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but...: You will be protected from pregnancy during the 7 day break in the contraceptive pills, but there is data showing some cysts and hormone production is initiated b/c of the 7-day pill-free interval, and the newer pills have a shortened pill-free interval, and those pills report having decreased rates of ovarian cyst formation, and possibly decreased failure rates of the pill. ...Read more
I took my microgynon contraceptive pill but I was sick an hour later, I didn't take my next pill for another 24 hours as usual. Could I be pregnant?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, 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
6 negative tests, 2 periods and on the contraceptive pill. Not please assure me I can't be pregnant?
Reassurance: You are not pregnant. Be well.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have taken contraceptive pill 3 times, will it effect my ovaries or won't I get chance to get pregnant?
Will I get pregnant from having unprotected sex even if I have been using a contraceptive pill for 9 days already?
I took an emergency contraceptive pill today, because my boyfriend came inside of me last night, is pregnancy still a possibility?
Can I get pregnant if I start to drink the contraceptive pill a week after we had an intercourse?
?????: You state you are a male so you cannot get pregnant. ANS a male should not be taking birth control pills. A female can get pregnant as the birth control pill started 1 week after intercourse does not prevent pregnancy. If intercourse took place during the fertile time mid cycle then a female can get pregnant. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex, and used pull out method, then 30 hours later I used an emergency contraceptive pill. Could I be pregnant?
I think that I am pregnant but my belly is soft and I took perle ld contraceptive pill and it says that it should not be taken if pregnant?
I had a medical abortion on thursday 10th jan. I took my contraceptive pill on saturday 20th jan and had unprotected sex could I be pregnant?
Can I give my wife a contraceptive pill before sex and a plan-b after sex to be sure she won't get pregnant 100%? Is it safe for her to get both pills
I'm taking Althea (contraceptive pill) & I want to take fish oil for my skin. Can it reduce the effectiveness of Althea? Don't want to get pregnant yet
Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!
Stopped taking the pill, condom then broke during sex so took emergency contraceptive pill. Period hasn't come in months, pregnancy test negative.?
TTC: Contraceptive pills will not allow you to get pregnant. There are other hormone treatments that your OB can put you on to assist you, if that is the problem. But, infertility and irregular periods will not be solved on the internet. This will require working in person with your ob. ...Read more
On the contraceptive pill, taken correctly. Due my withdrawal bleed but no sign of it? Should I be worried about pregnancy?
Correct pill usage: If you took the contraceptive pill "correctly" then no you should not be concerned. If you did not, then run a pregnancy test before starting another package. ...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
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