(Closed) It’s not scientifically possible… right? (really stupid question)

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It is possible but very unlikely. I asked my doctor’s office about this once, and they said they wouldn’t see me until a month after any bleeding. Sure enough, after a month, I had my period. I’d say wait a couple weeks if you do take a test, but I wouldn’t bother, really.

Post # 4
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There are certain drugs that can interact with the BCP and make it ineffective or not AS effective as it has been although because you don’t take it reliably it’s hard to say how effective it is NORMALLY. So there’s that to consider – antibiotics do interact with BCP, whenever I’ve been on it my doctors have always told me to use some form of back up protection.

As for the test, I’d personally wait a little bit but would eventually do it just for peace of mind. Dollar store tests are actually pretty reliable (My SO works at a hospital and his sister is a nurse and both say to use them) They aren’t AS sensitive as the ones you would take at a hospital but if you’re worried about dropping the $ it’s a good idea.

Otherwise you could get one from the drug store if you’re worried about the reliability of them. I’ve used Dollar store ones and then hospital grade ones (SO brings them home for me) and they’ve both been reliable.

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s always possible. I got pregnant when I didn’t even miss a pill and wasn’t on antibiotics.. 

You can go to your doctor and get a blood test or ultrasound to make sure what is going on down there 🙂 They can also give you advice on what your next steps are going to be. 

Post # 7
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, it’s still possible to get pregnant in those conditions.  Your period could have been implantation bleeding.  It might help just to spend the $4 on a generic pee-on-stick test just to ease your worries though.  I had a similar scare like that when I was in college while switching birth control methods.  

Be sure to take your birth control pill at the same time everyday.  Otherwise, it can make your period irregular and cause you to worry about things like that.  I set up an alarm on my cellphone to help me remember and that worked out pretty well.  Also, antibiotics can really mess with birth control.  You should use a back up method with antibiotics because you aren’t protected while on them.

Post # 9
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with maymorganite there is a real possiblity of getting pregnant anytime.  Albeight a small chance but you can yes get pregnant by missing a pill and taking certain medications will make the pill ineffective. 

Post # 11
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Hey, if it makes you feel any better, this was me last month.  I was on an antibiotic during the middle of my pill pack, counted 5 days after the antibiotic was over, had sex, and then had an unusually light period.  Unusual in the fact that it has NEVER been light and short like that in my entire ten years of being on the pill.  I was freaked!  I peed on a stick and it was negative.  Whew!  I’ve had a whole new cycle since then and am definitely not pregnant, but it was freaky.

So yeah, it’s possible – but unlikely – but maybe the medication contributed to your shorter/lighter period.

Post # 13
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

it is possible to get pregnant even if you are on BC, but like pp have stated the chances are low.

Post # 14
988 posts
Busy bee

You can and may very well ovulate while on the pill.  From my understanding most pills do not stop ovulation, they prevent your lining from building up enough to sustain a pregnancy.  That said, sex two days before your period is due would be in your luteal phase, which means you would have already ovulated and you can not get pregnant at that time.  You can only get pregnant within about 5 days before ovulation and ovulation usually happens mid-cycle.  (I stress the word “usually”, each woman’s cycle is different).  AFter ovulation, the luteal phase begins and normally last between 10-16 days, so you have at least 9 days before your period where you should be safe.

Post # 15
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My soon to be SIL got pregnant after being on antibiotics and BC, so it is possible. However, not very likely

Post # 16
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The period that you get on the pill isn’t a real period that follows any of the regular stages that you have when you are off BC.  So it is possible that you ovulated even though you were about to have your pill period (which is just withdrawal bleeding).  I would wait a little while to test since it takes a couple weeks for hormone levels to be high enough to register on a test.

My old hairdresser got pregnant from antibiotics and the pill.

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