News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gynecology Answers List

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: minipills & fetal anomalies

 abearsaed - Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:15 am

can minipills cause amenorrhea or menstrual disturbances?
i am para one and i took minipills(from 3rd day of previous period by mistake) . now my period is delayed for 2 days. i am afraid the pills affect my possible baby. what can i do.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:57 pm

User avatar Hello,
The pills have not been associated with any increase in fetal anomalies or malformations. All pregnancies carry about a 3 - 5% risk of birth defects but no increase in risk has been noted among women who took the pill even for a while after pregnancy, before they were aware. There is the potential for a slight increase in miscarriage but if the baby implants, the chances of normal pregnancy are as good as they are for any woman.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions
advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2017
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here