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A 21-year-old male asked about a 34-year-old female:

can an anemic patient adviced to take emergency contraceptive pills?

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Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Anemia: There is no obvious contraindication, but i would advise you to see a gynecologist for better guidance. Indeed, if you are already pregnant, my initial answer was merely theoretical.

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A member asked:

Can I take the morning after pill while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Marc Grella
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is safe. Although you may have some vaginal bleeding, the morning-after pill (essentially higher-dose oral contraceptive pill) is safe for mothers and infants who are nursing. It will not work if you are already pregnant, of course.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What impact will my anemia have on my baby?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Usually none : Anemia is common in pregnancy. Most commonly it is caused by iron deficiency and treated with an iron supplement. In most cases it will not be severe enough to affect the baby but can cause risks to the mother. In very severe cases it can lead to poor fetal growth and poor birth outcomes. For more information on iron deficiency anemia click here. http://macobgyn.com/drpl/node/69.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
The two are linked: This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1552204/?Page=1 there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What time of the month do I start taking birth control?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Your gyn should: Have told you that, if you mean bc pills , depending on the pill my patients start it on the first day of the period or you can do the sunday after your period starts but with the low dose pills like i almost always prescribe to my patients they start on teh first day of their period.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does smoking prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No, smoking doesn't prevent pregnancy. News reports have China with >300 million and India with >200 million smokers, yet they still have problems with population growth. Smoking is bad news for an individual's health and bad for the community (smoking-related diseases costs our society a huge amount of money to treat).

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