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Possibility of pregnancy after missing medication

Patient: I have been on birth control for many years and missed a dose by almost a month and a half and then took my next dose. I am now feeling ALL the symptoms of being pregnant. Can this be possible with being on the shot or is this just side effects?

 

 

Doctor: If you are on birth control there are 99% chance that you are not pregnant. However since you’ve missed a month and a ha lf of medication, there is a possibility that your symptoms may be due to pregnancy. You may want to take a blood test for pregnancy in case of doubts. Visit to your GP or if possible a gynecologist would help diagnose the cause in case you don’t get your periods yet the next month.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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