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disadvantage of morning after pill?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible Side Effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get the morning after pill?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several places: In some states it is sold over the counter. You can ask your doctor or go to planned parenthood. It needs to be taken within 72 hours and is about 75% effective.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

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Bleeding: Remember that the morning after pill is ony 75 % effective. If you don't get your period or it seems abnormal to you, you should make sure you are not pregnant. Women can have irregular bleeding after taking the morning after pill.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the disadvantages of morning after pill?

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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No downside to EC: Emergency contraception, such as Plan B (aka morning after pill) is safe and 90% effective in preventing pregnancy. There are very few, if any, disadvantages other than it not being successful in preventing pregnancy.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the disadvantages of morning after pills?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible side effect: Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me about advantages and disadvantages of the morning after pill?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Emergencies: The advantage of the morning after pill is that it can delay ovulation so you don't get pregnant if you had one episode of unprotected intercourse. Its disadvantage is that it only works once each month. If you are in a relationship having sex ever few days, it won't protect you. It isn't as effective as a standard birth-control pill and can have side-effects such as Nausea. Best wishes!

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