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how late is too late for birth control

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If pregnant yes : If you are pregnant then yes it's too late. If you are not pregnant then it's not too late. Check a home pregnancy test. If negative use condoms and s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: Depends where you are in the cycle, buy a pregnancy test, and 12 hours is not terrible just take two if you do not want to be pregnant. Call your gyn ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Birth control: It is too late if you are already pregnant. You should do a pregnancy test. If it is negative then consult your doctor about getting birth control if ... Read More
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: The only good option is to get Plan B at the pharmacy to prevent the possibility of an embryo from implanting - this is about 80% effective if taken w ... Read More
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Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Taking Chances!: Let's say you start your period on the 23rd. This means that you're ovulating 2 weeks later on the 7th. You are having sex at the exact time that you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Birth control: No.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Take once daily: It is always good for your system to have a ritual or habit when it comes to taking your pills. But, the more important rule is to take the birth con ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relax...: You are still protected, even though you took your pill 8 hours late. Its ideal to take them at around the same time to avoid mood symptoms and spott ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That should not make a difference.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Still okay: Still likely okay.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Birth control works the best when taken consistenly on a daily basis, but 3 hours late has minimal risk.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I'm assuming that you are on birth control pills. If you are 5 hours late, you can take today's pill now. Take tomorrow's pill at the regular time. ... Read More
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