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how can i switch from the contraceptive pill to the contraceptive injection?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Easy switch: After talking with your women's health specialist, you can simply get an injectable contraceptive when you finish a pack of oral contraceptives. Some experts would recommend "backup protection" for a month.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what continuous dose or extended dose contraceptive pills are?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No placebos: The regular version of the pill has 21 tablets with medication and 7 tablets without any medication. Continuous pills have no placebos. You just take an active medication pill everyday. This method is more effective at preventing pregnancy. The main drawback is more breakthrough bleeding.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens if I start taking the contraceptive pill for the very first time in the middle of a period?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Use back up: First it won't work as contraception for another two to three weeks so you need to use a back up. Also on the off chance you happen to be pregnant already, you could expose the pregnancy to the hormones. Probably better to wait until your period starts.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to switch birthcontrol pills often?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Why do it.: Our body does not like to be treated like a ping pong ball. Is there a specific need to keep changing birth control pills?
A 29-year-old member asked:

What will happen if I took the wrong contraceptive pill?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends on which one: If you have a typical 28 pill pack, the last 7 are placebos (no hormone). If you took that one, the effect would be the same as skipping a pill during the month. It is was one of the pills from the first 21 days, likely you will have no effect. In general with most pills if you skip more than one pill per cycle pack, you risk of pregnancy increases.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How will metronide and sporahexal affect my contraceptive pill?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Could effect it: See your gyn, at your age if u wnat no more kids i would offer you an in office tubal, takes 5 minutes, you are awake, minimal - to no discomfort, miss 1/2 day of work, almost always covered by insurance, many of my pts, if they do not have a deductable , just have a small $10-$60 co-pay or sometimes not even a co-pay.

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