Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've wondered... what if you're on the pill, and you suspect you're pregnant. Will the pregnancy test results be accurate? I know the pill essentially fools the body into thinking it's pregnant, but will the test be fooled too?
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Yes the pregnancy test will be accurate, it has nothing to do with the pill, because your testing your urine. The best way to get a 100% accuracy is to get a blood test done.
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As gumdrop and glitter said, the pill will not affect the accuracy of a test.
The pill can have adverse effects upon a fetus, so it is important that if you suspect you are pregnant, you get a test RIGHT away. Ideally, it is also for this reason that if you ever miss a pill, you should use a backup birth control method for the rest of that cycle.
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As for your other question ... When you're taking hormonal birth control, you don't really get a real period. It's called a 'withdrawal bleed' and that's due to a drop in hormones when you're taking your placebo pills (or not taking any pills, in a 21 day pack).
You also can't have a period if you're pregnant. Some women have some minor spotting, but this isn't really 'normal' and you should defineatly seek medical attention if you're pregnant and experiencing any degree of vaginal bleeding.
quote:Originally posted by Olive: thank you. I was just wondering but I dont have to wonder anymore. So its not a period because you dont ovalate, right?
I was just also wondering because i gained 10 pounds within like 2 months, I guess my metabolism is slowing down thats all.
if you're referring to the bleeding Smurf described, that's not a period because your uterus doesn't totally slough off -- it's the embryo digging a nice place for itself in the uterus, which breaks a few cappilaries here and there. You bleeding during the placebo week of your birth control, and I *do* consider that a period because your uterus does slough off, though you can debate the semantics if you really want to. and no, you don't ovulate on the Pill.
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