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do i need to take an extra birth control pill if i have diarrhea

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Curious question. Why did you ask?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is quite unlikely that the effectiveness of birth control pills is impacted by diarrhea. Even with diarrhea the medication in the pill should be a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
10 minutes: If you have been taking birth control pills for some time I doubt that 10 minutes with diarrhea is a problem albeit an annoyance. If you have diarrhe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessary: If you are concerned, use a back up method for contraception, such as a condom. If your diarrhea persists, see a Provider and check that out.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Your : Your doctor can recommend a safe birth control period for you to take. There are now birth control pills that can avoid the period altogether, and th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
If : If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you should start taking prenatal vitamins before you do become pregnant. The good news is that prenatal vit ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
If : If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you should start taking prenatal vitamins before you do become pregnant. The good news is that prenatal vita ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oh, : Oh, my gosh. Don't have unprotected sex unless you want to get pregnant. I don't understand if you are explaining that you took a bunch of pills afte ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No you do not: You do not...If you are on the birth control you shouldn't need Plan B unless you missed a bunch of pills. If you take Plan B you can continue taking ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: In partnership with your family doctor, you should be able to safely take the pill.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
7 days: It typically takes 7 days of accurate use of oral birth control before you are considered protected.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
IUD: There are a few iud's (intrauterine devices) that are inserted by your doctor nto your uterus and stay in place for 5-10 years. Although the up front ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Start trying: Once it is removed, you can start trying without having a period first.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
That is a ? you: Need to discuss with your gyn as your gyn knows your health and any problems you may have and you future fertility desires, please call to make an app ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
Depends: There's no need to go to the hospital unless you are feeling bad physically. For example, severe abdominal pain, severe headache, blurry vision, or sw ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Taking Extra BCP: Yes. It is better to take an extra one than to miss one.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes, unlikely: birth control pills are not perfect but are more than 99% effective if taken correctly
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Breast feeding is not birth control.
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You can start your birth control pills anytime you'd like. If you start them during the first 5 days of your period, you are protected against pregnan ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
What ?: Please elaborate more on your question.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Birth control pills won't cause an abortion.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The "pill" can cause a missed period. It is usually not the best birth control method for someone age 49.

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