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Could I be pregnant after protected sex (birth control and condom) and had a perfectly normal withdraw bleed that was on time?
No: My "No" answer assumes perfect use of everything. While I try not to be categorical and while miracles can happen, I can't imagine you being pregnant now after normal withdrawal bleed eg 4th wk of birth control pill taken as directed (no late or skipped pills) and concomitant use of condom each & every time. Can you be? Yes, but I don't think any oddsmakers here in Vegas would put money on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had protected sex (birth control/condom) a week ago the day my period stopped. Ever since then I've had small cramps sometimes. What does this mean?
See below: Being on the pill is protective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Awkward question—how many times can I have unprotected sex on birth control? Like... Within a weekend.
Immediately: The first two months after you stop birth control are the best time to try to conceive. Remember to start your prenatals, before you stop your birth control. Also, timing is key. If you have regular 28-30 day cycles, count from the first day of your period to day 13. On days 13, 14, 15 have sex. Make sure your partner has not ejaculated for 72 hours prior to build up the sperm. Good luck! ...Read more
1 week: A point of emphasis should be made. If you are not in a monogamous relationship, or even if you are, you should always use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Birth control prevents pregnancy, but will not protect you against stds. If you are taking birth control correctly, the recommendation is to use backup protection (condoms) for at least one week after the start of birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had unprotected sex on birth control and axithromicin pink tablets? Is that a known antibiotic to decrease effectiveness?
First time having sex started birth control 3 weeks ago. Bleeding during sex? Ii bled the first time and after that I was fine, why now am I bleeding
A bug or a feature?: Some women stop having periods on birth control. The first few times it happens you should do a pregnancy test. After that you can be happy you aren't having periods (how nice!) or if it makes you worry, you can see your doctor and change to a different pill. Best wishes! ...Read more
2-3 weeks: 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaginal brown discharge can be a sign of a few different things. One common occurence is old blood. If you are on birth control pills (bcp's), especially during the first 3 months, spotting is considering normal. This spotting can present as brown discharge because it can linger in the vagina and by the time it is released it is brown in color.
Also certain infections can cause a brown discharge. Unless you have itching, burning, vaginal irritation, or foul odor I would not be concerned about an infectious process.
I suggest if any of the above symptoms are present, see your doctor for an evaluation. If not, and the discharge persists, especially after 3 months on bcp's your doctor may try another bcp and perform additional testing if deemed necessary.
Good luck. ...Read more
Took plan B right after unprotected sex. On birth control regurarly. Is there a chance to be pregnant?
The chance of: pregnancy is extremely LOW with this scenario. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. Plan B + oral controaceptive makes chance LOW, LOW ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took plan B right after unprotected sex. On birth control regurarly. Is there a chance to be pregnant? Had protected sex the next morning.
Yes: There is always a chance to become pregnant with every episode of unprotected sex. Plan B is approximately 75% successful at preventing pregnancy, but you won't know the answer until you wait to see if you miss your period. Also, Plan B can cause some irregular bleeding that you might not be certain whether it is/is not your period, so I recommend taking a pregnancy test in 2-3 weeks to be sure. ...Read more
Unprotected sex on birth control. Last day of regular pill, period due today/tomorrow. Risk of pregnancy?
Before having sex took birth control Tri Nessa 4 hours early than I normally take it should this cause throwing up feeling day after sex?
TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): Although this medication is designed to be taken at the same time every day, taking it 4 hours early is unlikely to cause nausea the next day. That being said, it is equally unlikely that those symptoms would be due to pregnancy - the medication should still be efficacious. The nausea is likely not related to any of the items in the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer