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Going off birth control at 52
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patrish25 posted:
Dr suggest going off birth control at 52. Worried about getting pregnant, what are the chances?
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tlkittycat1968 responded:
If you've gone through menopause, chances of pregnancy are pretty much non existant. Unfortunately, the only way to tell if you've gone through menopause is to go off birth control. If you still have periods after going off birth control, you are ovulating and can get pregnant. I'd use some non-hormonal method of birth control like condoms until your doctor is sure you've gone through menopause.
 
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patrish25 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Thank you for this information.
 
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fcl responded:
At age 52, the chances of getting pregnant are pretty slim but not impossible. Why not just use another BC method if that would ease your mind? You might also want to ask your doctor about getting tested to see if you're menopausal:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20019726


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