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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
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 more
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
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
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 ›
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
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
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
Unprotected sex on birth control. Last day of regular pill, period due today/tomorrow. Risk of pregnancy?
Pregnancy: If the pill was taken as directed, ...Read more
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
Ovaries hurt 4 days after rough sex, on birth control never missed a pill, no condom and no ejaculation what can this be?
May not be ovaries: Could have bruising or infection. Best to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex, on birth control, a couple days before had taken a bactrim ds for skin. So I decided to take a plan b also. No period yet? Why
Dark brown spotting. But I do not have a regulated menstrual cycle due to coming off birth control. I had unprotected sex no birth control. Pregant?
Pregnant: Purchase a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant ...Read more
Never had sex, on birth control. Been having many pregnancy symptoms, including implantation bleeding. So I took a test. It came back a faint positive. Why?
Pregnant or not: Pregnancy is a two state event. You either are pregnant or you are not. You are never slightly pregnant, though you can have a pregnant pause. If you truly never had penile vaginal intercourse then you cannot be pregnant!! On second thought there was a widely disseminated case report over 2000 years ago somewhere in the Middle East of a pregnancy w/o intercourse. Some people believe it was a mirac ...Read more
I had sex on birth control but without a condom 5 days before I had my period last month, is there any possibility of pregnancy after having a period?
Can I be pregnant after a 1.5 on hCG blood test one month after unprotected sex and birth control pill? No periods since 1.5 month.
Am I pregnant if I had sex without birth control but he didn't cum? Haven't gotten my period in 2 months but had brown discharge a week after sex.
Need pregnancy test: Sex without protection is like playing "russian roulette". Men can imp regnant with pre-cum containing sperm. This escapes during sex before ejaculation without him even feeling it. That is why the "pull-out" method of birth control doesn't work. So, yes you may be pregnant. Get it checked out asap. ...Read more
Back pain, right lower pain in stomach, bleeding after sex. No birth control it hurt when I walk or stand. Plz help. I had 2 periods in one month?
See your doctor: You need to be evaluated by your doctor right away. Might be nothing serious but could also be something very serious. ...Read more