Yes - take a test
No I Dont reckon it could be stress
Have you had unprotected sex since your last period? Then it is possible you are pregnant.
Yes, if you stop using the patch as directed, you could get pregnant.
A missed period and/or positive pregnancy test are signs of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test.
Yes, if you had sex after the birth control patch had fallen off, you could get pregnant.
there is a very slim chance of pregnancy.
The signs of pregnancy are a missed period and/or positive pregnancy test. Take a pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant.
Your period may be delayed after stopping the patch. If you had unprotected sex after stopping the patch, take a pregnancy test. If you don't' want to get pregnant, find a new effective methods of birth control.
Yes you can become pregnant if you have forgotten to change the patch on your patch change day. If you forgot 1-2 days after your patch change day and you put the patch on immediately when you remember, you are okay. But any longer than 2 (3 or more) days you must use a back-up contraceptive to protect from becoming pregnant and the day you put on the forgotten patch is your new patch change day. If you have had unprotected sex in the during the end of the 2nd day and so on, you have a real good chance of being pregnant and should go see your doctor to get tested. I would think that you could get pregnant. I want to get pregnant but the bf doesn't right now! I figure if I don't change my patch I could get pregnant.
You may have breakthrough bleeding if you don't use hormonal birth control as directed. You are unlikely to get pregnant from changing your patch one day late, but it's possible.
If you did not use the patch as directed, you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test no sooner than ten days after sex. Start the patch again or change to another effective method if you don't want to get pregnant.
When you stop the birth control patch, you will probably have withdrawal bleeding, as you typically have during your patch-free week. After that, if you had regular periods before you started the patch, you'll probably ovulate in two to four weeks, and get your first post-patch period in four to six weeks. You can get pregnant before your first period after stopping the patch. If your periods were irregular before the patch, they're likely to return to that irregular habit after you stop.
If you put your patch on a week late, your period could be late or missing that month, either because of the misuse or due to pregnancy from using the patch incorrectly. Take a pregnancy test if your period is late.
The patch has to be changed each week. You can change the patch weekly for six weeks, without a week off, if you like. If you do that, there's no additional risk of pregnancy. If you leave the same patch on for six weeks, you could get pregnant.
If you change the patch late, you may get pregnant. If you change the patch early, you are not at additional risk.
Unlikely you're pregnant but perform a pregnancy test to be certain as the patch should protect you against pregnancy.
The cramps could have been from ovulating. The patch is pretty effective if your using it properly and is supposed to shorten and lighten your period. Its always safest to still use a condom if you want to make sure you wont get STD's or get pregnant because antibiotics and antidepressants lower the effectiveness of birth control. If you have already had your period get a test just to make sure.
The birth control patch is designed to prevent pregnancy. If you want to get pregnant, stop using the patch.
When you are using the patch and have your "Week off" period week. You take it off as you normally would and then wait. It can be a few months for your peiod to return but you can get pregnant even before you get your next period. So use protection even if you want to get pregnant (easier for figuring out due date) You may notice "symptoms" of being pregnant as your body gets used to being off the patch. If you get worried test.
Could it be that I've been on the patch for a long time. Is it time for a different method of birh control
In general if you have your period you are not pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test if you are unsure.
After stopping the birth control patch, you are likely to ovulate in two to four weeks and will get your period in four to six weeks. That means you can get pregnant before your first post-patch period. You can start trying to conceive any time you like. While health care providers used to advise patients to use a barrier method for 1-3 months, this recommendation was to make it easier to figure out how long you've been pregnant, not because of any increased risk of miscarriage or other problems if you get pregnant immediately after stopping hormonal birth control. With the use of ultrasound, that waiting period is no longer recommended.Yes.Dear Reader; The patch is close to the pill in effect. A couple days without it and protection is greatly diminished or gone. In other words yes you could be. Dwight
Hello, It is possible you could become pregnant while not wearing the patch for a few days because the patch will not be protecting you against pregnancy for the few days you wasn't wearing it. If you suspect you could be pregnant, then see your doctor 7 days after intercourse for a quantitative beta hcg blood test to determine if you're pregnant or not. Take care.