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chances I could get pregnant after patch birth control?

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I was on the birth control patch for a few years after my 2nd child. Now my husband and I are TTC so I did not put another patch on after my period. I was intimate with my husband 2 after it had ended and I noticed some blood. Is that normal? And what are the chances I could get pregnant after stopping my patch birth control???
Well actually my discharge was more brown in color then blood...

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replied September 12th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A26797
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Sometimes you can get your normal fertility back early after stopping with the birth control use. You can have ovulation without having a period in between. If you are sexually active after stopping with birth control use, you can expect chances of pregnancy. The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. Consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
If pregnancy gets ruled out, go ahead with getting further investigations done to rule out chances of infection. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination and investigation results. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of tight fitting clothes, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments.
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