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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The two are not related.
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Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: Hormonal contraception (pills, patch, shot, ring, and emergency contraceptives) do not prevent stds. Only condoms/barrier methods lower the risks of ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Really? : I assume you took emergency contraception because you do not want to be pregnant. Assuming your goals have not change in the past few hours you shoul ... Read More
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO!: Emergency contraception works only for a single episode. Use regular birth control. It works better. Use condoms and spermicide today.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There isn't enough: Info to give a precise response (for instance, don't have any idea how long your menstrual cycle is). But, if one isn't ready for pregnancy then pro ... Read More
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Especially if your periods are irregular, you may ovulate and be at risk for pregnancy . For information about emergency birth control, see htt ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding: i would suggest you take an oral contraceptive on a regular basis, the bleeding could be due to breakthrough bleeding from emergency contraception
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contrac ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Plan B: Plan B uses the hormone levonorgestrel. Its NOT foolproof and isn't as effective as regular birth control pills. Overuse can seriously distort your no ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Get...: Get a pregnancy test as soon as you can. If you have always had regular periods and sexually active with no protection this is the first possibility t ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Infection is tops : On my list of possibilities. Unprotected sex makes you vulnerable to a long list of infectious agents. And are you trying to get pregnant? You need ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intermenstrual spots: Abnormal spotting like you describe is suggestive of something more than a minor hormonal issue. Most likely causes are polyps, fibroids, endometriosi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: You will wish to discuss the risks and benefits of hormonal manipulation with your primary care physician and your dermatologist as it relates to your ... Read More

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