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Forum Name: Fertility
|kool21 - Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:58 pm|
My name is mike and I am 21 years old. What are the chances of being pregnant when you're on birth control and are still getting your period.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:51 pm|
Your risk of pregnancy while on birth control depends on the method used and how diligent you are in using it properly. No method is 100% effective but when used perfectly (i.e. no missed pills, missed condoms, etc.) they are quite reliable.
Having periods is generally a good indicator that she is not pregnant. Some exceptions occur but usually if there is a period after pregnancy occurs it is a lighter than usual.
|kool21 - Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:14 am|
She is still getting her period, however she tells me that they are irregular. Does this mean there is a strong possibility that she is pregnant. (She's on birth control also.)
|Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:16 pm|
Not likely. Irregularity is not usually indicative of pregnancy. Absence of periods would be the thing to cause worry here.
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