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Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: Pregnancy and Birth control
|lilphilly - Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:12 pm||
I was wondering what the chances are of getting pregnant while on birthcontrol? I've been on birth control for over a year now and haven't missed a day. I'm about 5 days late getting my period but no pregnancy symptoms. I have cramps but no period!
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:12 pm||
I assume you mean the birth control pill, or oral contraceptive. With perfect use, it is estimated that your risk of pregnancy is less than 1% but there is no method that is 100% reliable except abstinence so it is possible, though unlikely. You can take a home pregnancy test to be sure. Use of the pill does not affect the results of the test. Missed periods without pregnancy are not uncommon.
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