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what can i do to prevent pregnancy from happening after sex?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Use a condom: The best way to prevent a pregnancy is to use birth control or a condom before having sex. If you have unprotected sex you can take Plan B (the morning-after pill) within 3-5 days of unprotected sex. It is over-the-counter if you are 17 or older but you have to ask the pharmacist for it. A copper IUD can also be inserted up to 5 days later to prevent a pregnancy.

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What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

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Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable.
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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

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How are pregnant women tested for group b beta strep?

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How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

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General care: Lymphedema of the arm is seen following breast procedures (axillary dissection, radiation), and avoiding putting pressure on the arm doesn't prevent the swelling. Avoid scratches, injury of the arm that can result in infection and further damage of the lymphatics. Seek help of a lymphedema trained physical therapist for specific advice.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can the antibiotic i'm taking for a UTI prevent conception?

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No: Commonly used antibiotics for UTI don't stop you from getting pregnant. In fact, some women on birth control pills get pregnant when they take antibiotics as antibiotics can affect birth control pill effectiveness.

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