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I had unprotected sex with my partner a day after taking zithromax will still work

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: There is a very good reason you were instructed not to have sex until 7 days after completing STI treatment; the best evidence shows that it is still ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Longo
12 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: My answer is based in the assumption that you both took 1gm Azithromycin after the last sexual encounter. The medication is in both of your systems an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably no need: Azithromycin (Zithromax) is very long acting; it remains in the system for over 10 days after a single dose. Having sex 3 days after treatment isn't r ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Having sex will: not prevent an antibiotic from working.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
What Pill?: Try re-asking the question,...did you take a morning after pill or your birth control pill? Birth control should be taken daily of course, if you mis ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inform sex partner: While medication to treat vaginal chlamydia infection kicks in quickly, there is a likelihood that with sex within 24 - 48 hours after taking the pill ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. King Coffield
49 years experience Urology
Possibly: The cdc suggests 7 days of sexual abstinence after the therapy you describe. You may have continued to have adequate colonization ( numbers of chlamyd ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Levonorgestrel(Plan B) is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. If taken within 72 hours it will reduce the chance of pregnancy by 50%. It is so ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Emergency contraception does not work if you keep having unprotected sex after you take it. It sounds like you need to be on long term birth control.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely : If you used a condom correctly and then took the morning after pill then pregnancy is not very likely. It sounds like pregnancy prevention is very imp ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Allamon
16 years experience Family Medicine
Chlamydia?: Did you take the azithromycin for chlamydia? If you did, then that is the cause of the bleeding. Also, if your partner tests positive, then you may ha ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Take plan B immediately, but see your gynecologist urgently about getting a better contraceptive plan. Plan B has a 30% failure (pregnancy) rate, whi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Plan B: yes if you do not wish to become pregnant. It seems you should use a more effective form of birth control.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes. It can be used: At any time during the menstrual cycle. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to p ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Either/ if you want: You can enjoy sex whenever you choose.Taking plan B is a little extra protection and may have value if he is not using the condom correctly.( needs to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
The Plan B: or morning after pill should be effective for up to 48-72 hours.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: If a woman has sex and then a few days later has her normal regular period at the expected time, then she is not pregnant. When she starts her regula ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope, no worries: Trichomonas is not known to be transmitted by oral sex. Actually, even vaginal sex with your partner shouldn't be a problem, once you both have been t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B is designed : To be used after an incident of birth control failure - not after. Use a home pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unprotected sex: Your timing of the morning after pill was right on but unfortunately, it does not work 100 percent of the time. If you do not get a period at your ex ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Nexplanon starts working right away if it was placed within 5 days after the start of your period. If you had Nexplanon placed at any other time durin ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes, possible: Yes you could still conceive because the withdrawal method by itself is not a good form of contraception (high failure rate). Pre-cum contains sperm a ... Read More
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