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A 47-year-old female asked:

can a low dose pill work 8 years later if it did not work before. my records indicate that i only took it for 3 months and was switched back to 1/35.

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes.: Female hormones wax and wane periodically (menstrual cycle) and can also change with time and thus sensitivity to OCP's can also change. I would like to know why the initial switch was done. If you were not getting adequate protection against pregnancy, then you can stick with the usual 1/35 or use a lower dose of estrogen combined with a stronger progesterone.
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by "did not work before" . and why it didn't work. If you are even few hours late with the low dose pill , your estrogen levels can drop to a level you can ovulate which can result in pregnancy.

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