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Can I take my birth control pill the day before surgery

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Usually: If its an invasive surgery with a higher risk of blood clots (dvt's) then you'd be better off not taking it for a few weeks as bcp's increase the risk ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
BCP: Usually if u miss one pill, you should take the make up pill as soon as you remember and continue on with your cycle. It is unlikely that you will ovu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unrealistic: The pill works by making your body think you are already pregnant.Some can be used to stop periods for months or years at a time, with close monitorin ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Still effective.: Absence of large intestine will not affect oral contraceptives.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed bcp: A one day lapse in taking the active pill, is not going to affect the protection afforded by the oral contraceptives. You may start spotting, since wi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes, but....: Yes, you are still protected, but your level of protection is likely less than what it would be if you took it at the same time each day. I recommend ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Sex: The pill is not 100% effective and pulling out by your boyfriend is even less effective. I know that's not what you were hoping to hear, but you most ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Antibiotic : Or other medication use can affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. Be sure to check drug interactions with the doctor or pharmacist when yo ... Read More
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