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Xulane birth control effectiveness

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 weeks: The safest answer is two weeks. It works a little faster if you started it right after your last period.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very very small: Hi Dorothy, You are following the usage recommendations to the letter. Great! You waited 6 days which is remote still from ovulation even if you w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Anglade
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should be ok since you are 2 weeks into your birth control. If your next period is late then please take a pregnancy test.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No such percentages: In real life, there are no such answers like percentage numbers. If there was no ejaculation, the chance of pregnancy is always very low. If one has r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control patch: the patchs are considered a safe and effective method of birth control
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If you start: close to the beginning of your cycle, first day or two of flow, it works quickly, otherwise about two weeks, it may help early. However, that may not ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: The Xulane patch is replaced weekly for 3 weeks (21 total days). The fourth week is drug free. If you have been taking it correctly, you should hav ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on Birth control. it happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Smoking increases the metabolism of many drugs, including some of the ones used in oral contraceptives. Even more importantly, smoking increases the p ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
It's fine: It is perfectly fine to eat after taking your bcp's and it does not reduce its efficacy in any way.
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