The birth control pills are reliable and they do not get you pregnant but it is important to understand that they are not 100% efficient. This means that at times the pills could fail and they could get you pregnant.
There are some factors that would let you get pregnant even if you take the pill. These things need to be kept in mind to avoid an unplanned pregnancy.
The success and the failure of the birth control pills
The pills are effective in 99% of the cases. This means that you will have to take the pill at the same time each day, and this denotes that you need to consume the bill perfectly. There are women who accidentally stop taking the pill on a certain day and this increases the chances of them getting pregnant.
What leads to failure of the pill?
There are certain behaviors that can increase the chances of your birth control pill not working. If you fail to take the pill at the same time each day then the risk of getting pregnant increases.
The birth control pill when taken ensures that a level of hormone that is constant is maintained in the body, but if you miss taking a dosage of the pill then this could lead to an increase in the hormone levels. If your ovulation date is close, then this can increase the chances of you getting pregnant.
Also if you consume alcohol without control then this could lead to the pill failing to show the result. If you forget to take the pill when you are intoxicated or if you take the pill and vomit then the body will not be able to absorb it and this can again drop the level of the hormone in the body and trigger ovulation.
Also if you take any medication at the same time of taking the pill then this could also hamper the effectiveness of the pill.
Do the pills affect the result of the pregnancy test or do they increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?
The pill does not affect the result of any pregnancy test. So if you think that you are pregnant even after you have taken the pill then you can do a pregnancy test. But make sure that for the final word you talk to your doctor.
There is a chance of ectopic pregnancy with certain kinds of birth control pills. An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg develops in the Fallopian tube instead of the womb.
It is important that the pill is taken daily for it to be effective. The effectiveness of the pill could also be affected if you are on some other medication. There are some antibiotics that can disrupt the effectiveness of the pill and thus you should ask your doctor about this before starting to take the pill. Also if you have just started to take the contraceptive pill then it does not mean that it will start to work immediately
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