What If I Have KB For 1 Month For A Year Can Still Get Pregnant?
I have had a one-month injection for almost one year, but this month after my period I experienced clear vaginal discharge, is that a sign of ovulation, and can it cause pregnancy? I’m always on time with the injection schedule. Thanks.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Clear mucous vaginal discharge can indeed be a sign of ovulation. But this is not an absolute sign of ovulation and can trigger pregnancy.
The explanation is thus. Ovulation is a process of releasing an egg from the ovary, and if there are currently sperm cells in the uterus, fertilization can occur which results in pregnancy. We cannot know exactly when ovulation occurs, but there are signs on the body that we can pay attention to when a woman ovulates. Among them are clearer and more fluid vaginal discharge, increased basal body temperature, more intimate and vibrant feeling, and abdominal pain or cramps. So it's true that clear vaginal discharge such as raw egg white can be a sign of ovulation.
However, it also needs to be understood that underlying the process of ovulation and the release of mucus itself is hormonal changes, while in women who use contraception, the composition of hormones in their bodies is indeed being imbalanced. That is why irregular menstruation, weight gain, and the appearance of acne are among the most common side effects of hormonal contraception, because they are triggered by hormonal imbalances. This is why if you are using hormonal contraception, mucus discharge cannot be used as a benchmark.
But on the other hand, KB injections also don't 100% protect you from pregnancy, regardless of whether you experience mucus discharge or not. There are still women who are pregnant even though they are regularly using family planning injections, even though the percentage is very small.
The point is that we want to convey, regardless of whether you experience mucus discharge or not, your potential for pregnancy will always be there. It's just that regular use of contraception can greatly reduce the possibility. And as long as you are sure that you have been undergoing the procedure regularly, you shouldn't have to worry about having sex. So, hopefully answering your question.