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I just want opinions on this subject and I may be over thinking everything. After about two years, I started taking birth control again. I am currently on my first pack of birth control; it is Lo Loestrin Fe, I do believe. I have noticed that since I have started taking these pills, I have had very little side effects except for the fact that I seem to be bleeding heavily during my ovulation cycle. No, this is not my period. During this heavy bleeding cycle, my boyfriend and I had sex and he came inside of me. The next day I stopped bleeding. All I want to know is if it is possible that I can still get pregnant since I am on the first pack even though I was bleeding during my ovulation cycle?

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livelaughlove24 livelaughlove24 4 years
hello ladies! i beeen on birthcontrol for two years i missed a couple of pills and had unprotected sex with my fiance. i continued taking bc after the fact. after my pill cycle i stopped taking i been off it for 3 days now but since the unprotected sex i been very sick feeling stomach hurts alot of the feeling like im gonna get sick mostly at night time. i bled a little while taking my pill i supected it could be pregnacy. i took a test almost 4 weeks after unprotected sex was negitive but still not feelng right could i be pregnant?
karlotta karlotta 4 years
You're most likely not pregnant, but take a test after your first day of missed period (they're pretty useless before that) if you don't get them. Also, remember what they say in Jurassic Park. Life always finds a way. So 100% risk free intercourse doesn't exist. At all. ever.
danakscully64 danakscully64 4 years
Most likely you're not pregnant. When I was on LoEstrin, I had the complete opposite, I had no bleeding whatsoever, even during my placebo week. It's possible this pill isn't working for you, so if the side effects don't disappear soon (the bleeding), I would talk to your doctor about switching. I bled constantly on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen lo and the bleeding didn't stop until I started a different brand. Most pills become effective between 1 week and 1 month (depending on the pill, Zovia is after 1 week if you start it when you're on your period). And as Kimmie said, the stopping of the bleeding is not connected to the sex.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 4 years
The answer is always yes. People get pregnant under the most unlikely circumstances. Why didn't you IMMEDIATELY go take Plan B? Also, if you're somehow against that, pregnancy tests are a few dollars. Have one. Hope it's only a false alarm.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 4 years
Birth Control is effective after the first week, though I would wait an entire cycle before not doubling up on protection. Give it a week and take a pregnancy test - there is no other real way to know. If you actually miss a period after a negative go see your doctor.
GTCB GTCB 4 years
Uh... they make these things called pregnancy tests that you can buy at the drugstore. Perhaps you could check them out.
Pistil Pistil 4 years
If this is your first pack, you should be using back up protection. It takes more than a week for your body to adjust to hormones. It took mine a year to readjust off the pill. I highly recommend reading the information pamphlets provided with any medication before taking it.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years
Well if you're worried you should take a test and make sure. Also I'm on Loestrin 24 Fe (which is different from the OP's Lo Loestrin) and I do experience bleeding/spotting. I can't believe this question made it to the tressugar homepage.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 4 years
If you got pregnant, you wouldn't stop bleeding instantly but you would most likely miss your next period. Other pregnancy symptoms won't even show up until after the time you would normally get your period. The stoppage in bleeding is most likely because the bleeding was irregular in the first place. Still, if you're concerned you should wait until your period is due and then take a pregnancy test or go visit your doctor.
sillybunnie sillybunnie 4 years
You're not pregnant. Irregular bleeding is normal in the first 3 months of taking the pill. But its effective against pregnancy as long as you are taking it everyday at the same time like you're supposed to. I don't know where that person got "three months to be effective" from, but I wouldn't trust that link if they are giving out blatantly false information like that. Also if you were bleeding there is not much chance that an egg could attach to your endometrium anyway because you are shedding it with your incredibly heavy bleeding! Go see your doctor if you are concerned though.
BiWife BiWife 5 years
actually, I'm going to disagree. heavy bleeding mid-cycle is common on various hormonal bc pills. From the patient information brochure (included in the packaging): Warning Signs • Sharp chest pain, coughing of blood, or sudden shortness of breath (indicating a possible clot in the lung) • Pain in the calf (indicating a possible clot in the leg) • Crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (indicating a possible heart attack) • Sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, disturbances of vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (indicating a possible stroke) • Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (indicating a possible clot in the eye) • Breast lumps (indicating possible breast cancer or fibrocystic disease of the breast; ask your healthcare provider to show you how to examine your breasts) • Severe pain or tenderness in the stomach area (possibly indicating a ruptured liver tumor) • Difficulty in sleeping, weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, or change in mood • Jaundice or a yellowing of the skin or eyeballs, accompanied frequently by fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine As for Bleeding, again from the patient info: 1. Irregular vaginal bleeding Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting may occur while you are taking Loestrin 24 Fe Irregular bleeding may vary from slight staining between menstrual periods to breakthrough bleeding which is a flow much like a regular period. Irregular bleeding occurs most often during the first few months of oral contraceptive use, but may also occur after you have been taking the pill for some time. Such bleeding may be temporary and usually does not indicate any serious problems. It is important to continue taking your pills on schedule. If the bleeding occurs in more than one cycle or lasts for more than a few days, talk to your healthcare provider. the mid-cycle bleeding is even more common if you smoke, have heart disease or major weight issue, and if you miss any of the active pills. read the information you're given, women!!!! they can't read it for you. The information is soooo easy to get and literally will take up all of 15 minutes of your time. http://www.loestrin24.com/loestrin/pdf/PPI_loestrin24_fe.pdf
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
What they say ^^. Always use protection, and go see your OB/GYN because heavy bleeding is not normal. It could be you need to go on a different type of pill, it could be something else, but either way you need to find out.
pax4pax pax4pax 5 years
Go see an OB-GYN. I can only guess, but he can tell you for sure. Always, always, however, use protection because there's more than pregnancy to worry about.
pax4pax pax4pax 5 years
Go see an OB-GYN. I can only guess, but he can tell you for sure.Always, always, however, use protection because there's more than pregnancy to worry about.
mixedpie mixedpie 5 years
@BiWife I've always read and been told by doctors to use alternative means of contraception in addition to birth control for the first week, not the first three months. :O @OP Yes, it is possible for you to still get pregnant on the pill. Given that this is your first pack, you should probably still be using condoms or another form of contraception for at least the first week. If you're concerned and it's been less than three days, you can still use Plan B to possibly prevent a potential pregnancy. I also suggest talking to your doctor about random heavy bleeding because that doesn't really sound like a good thing...
mixedpie mixedpie 5 years
@BiWife I've always read and been told by doctors to use alternative means of contraception in addition to birth control for the first week, not the first three months. :O@OPYes, it is possible for you to still get pregnant on the pill. Given that this is your first pack, you should probably still be using condoms or another form of contraception for at least the first week. If you're concerned and it's been less than three days, you can still use Plan B to possibly prevent a potential pregnancy.I also suggest talking to your doctor about random heavy bleeding because that doesn't really sound like a good thing...
BiWife BiWife 5 years
Yes. It takes 3 months for hormonal bc to be effective. Come on girls, they tell you this when you get the script & it's on *ALL* the written & online information. Until then you're supposed to keep using other methods like barrier, spermicide, sponge, film, etc. I've said it a million times - best option = Barrier Method - it's simple, available virtually anywhere 24/7/365. There are both male & female condoms out there, and if you know where to go (*cough*PlannedParenthood*cough*) you can get all this on sliding scale fee and possibly for free (meaning you can't use finances as an excuse). It's your life, make the right choices - aka informed, educated decisions done before rather than after the fact. www.itsyoursexlife.com
BiWife BiWife 5 years
Yes.It takes 3 months for hormonal bc to be effective. Come on girls, they tell you this when you get the script & it's on *ALL* the written & online information. Until then you're supposed to keep using other methods like barrier, spermicide, sponge, film, etc. I've said it a million times - best option = Barrier Method - it's simple, available virtually anywhere 24/7/365. There are both male & female condoms out there, and if you know where to go (*cough*PlannedParenthood*cough*) you can get all this on sliding scale fee and possibly for free (meaning you can't use finances as an excuse).It's your life, make the right choices - aka informed, educated decisions done before rather than after the fact. www.itsyoursexlife.com
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