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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 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


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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?

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?

Depends: It is hard to give a definitive answer without further questioning and exam. I would follow up with a healthcare practioner. Consider the possibility of a urinary tract infection. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

How long do you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

Depends: It depends on which type of contraception you are talking about and where you were in your cycle when it was started. An IUD is effective immediately. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

How long will you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

Excellent question!: I usually recommend using back-up (condoms, spermicide, etc) for the entire first cycle (tho the manufacturer may say sooner, don't take a chance!)... ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

How much time do you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

That depends on: The specific oral contraceptive. Either read the written directions that come with the contraceptive or google the specific contraceptive on line - to learn minimal period of time you have to take it to be effective. ...Read more

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Awkward question—how many times can I have unprotected sex on birth control? Like... Within a weekend.

Awkward question—how many times can I have unprotected sex on birth control? Like... Within a weekend.

No limit: The pill protects you from conceiving regardless of how many times you have sex. It does not protect from STD's. ...Read more

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When can I start having unprotected sex after birth control ends if ttc?

When can I start having unprotected sex after birth control ends if ttc?

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

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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to have unprotected sex on birth control?

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 more

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Had unprotected sex on birth control and axithromicin pink tablets? Is that a known antibiotic to decrease effectiveness?

Had unprotected sex on birth control and axithromicin pink tablets? Is that a known antibiotic to decrease effectiveness?

Azithro and BCPs: This is a potential issue with combination bcps and may require back up contraceptive measures during the time you are receiving the Azithromycin and for about a week afterwards. ...Read more

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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

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

Sex and pills: The first act of vaginal intercourse can cause bleeding due to tearing of the hymen. Bleeding during the first 1-3 packs of pills is normal even if taken correctly. Bleeding is even more common if pills are missed or taken late. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I am missing my period after sex on birth control?

What do you advise if I am missing my period after sex on birth control?

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

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Why am I having vaginal brown discharge unprotected sex on birth control

Vaginal: 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

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Is it safe to have unprotected sex on birth control and topamax (topiramate)?

No: Unprotected sex is never save unless you have a single partner and you are his single partner. ...Read more

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Took plan B right after unprotected sex. On birth control regurarly. Is there a chance to be pregnant?

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 more

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Took plan B right after unprotected sex. On birth control regurarly. Is there a chance to be pregnant? Had protected sex the next morning.

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

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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?

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 more

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Tingly feeling in uterus day after sex, on birth control can I be pregnant?

Tingly feeling in uterus day after sex, on birth control can I be pregnant?

Very unlikely: If you are using BCPs correctly without skipping doses they work with over 99% efficacy. If you skip one day you can usually double up the next day. If you skip 2 days, no. You can take plan B. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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