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Chances of getting pregnant in spite of birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I take XXXXXXXX and I am very regular with taking them on time and not skipping pills. Do I need to use another form of birth control during the week I am expecting my period? My partner and I have been using condoms, and yesterday one broke. Do I need to get Plan B or do I not have a chance of getting pregnant because of my birth control? Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :
Doctor :   Please let me read your post
User :   Okay, thank you.
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   Yes they are
Doctor :   are you regular on pills?
User :   Yes I am, I take them at the same time every morning and do not skip pills.
Doctor :   since you are regular
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy are very less
Doctor :   and since it is close to your
Doctor :   periods you will be less fertile too
Doctor :   so chances are still less
Doctor :   but cannot exclusively rule out
User :   Since I'm on birth control, am I fertile at all? I have been on birth control since I was about 16...I'm 22 now.
User :   now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any child?
User :   No I do not.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you planning soon?
User :   No I'm not
Doctor :   since long term use of pill
Doctor :   can make fertilty
Doctor :   a problem
Doctor :   it will take time for the hormones to adjust
Doctor :   after stooping the pills
User : because of my long term use, my chances of getting pregnant and very very slim.
User :   *are
Doctor :  
As the body adjusts to hormonal changes created by The Pill, women often experience some minor side effects, including: * Irregular bleeding or spotting
* Nausea
* Breast tenderness
* Weight gain and/or water retention
* Spotty darkening of the skin
* Mood changes
Doctor :   not
Doctor :   that way
Doctor :   it takes some time
Doctor :   to be fertile after that
Doctor :   i mean like 3-6 months
Doctor :   after stopping pills
User :   Okay, so as long as I continue on my pills, my chances are slim because I've been one them for a long period of time.
Doctor :   yes
User :   Okay, so I shouldn't worry about purchasing Plan B?
Doctor :   Birth control pills do not provide protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The pills must be taken daily and consistently (at the same time every day).
User :   Okay...thank you for your help!
Doctor :   THANKS....
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING...............
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