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do i need to take plan b if im on birth control pills

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you started your birth control pills on day 3 of your cycle, you are protected and don't need Plan B. Hope this helps.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Messing hormones: Trust your birth control.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oral contraceptives: when taken consistently and correctly would be sufficient. You don't need to take an emergency contraceptive in this scenariol.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you would get pregnant which is obviously what you are asking taking both Plan B and birth control pills correctly but, if yo ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. David: Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. If you are taking your oral contraceptives regularly then an emergency contraceptive is ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Plan B: is not a regular BC pill and should not be used as such. It is a large dose of concentrated hormone....for EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ONLY...not for some ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends…: In general, most BCPs are effective immediately when started as designed right after the period. In that circumstance, Plan B would be unnecessary. Th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pill: Microgestin FE is birth control pill containing estrogen and progesterone. Plan B is a progestational agent. There is no need for extra coverage if yo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: No, plan B is birth control in higher doses, taking too much can give a number of adverse symptoms
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 pills : When you miss a birth-control pill you should just take two the following day. Take two today and then resume taking them as normal. Plan b can be tak ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not exactly: Some pills are designed to be emergency contraception pills (those work best). Regular birth control pills have various hormones in them, and SOME typ ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
If you are concerned: Yes, better safe than sorry.

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