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How Well Does Emergency Contraception Work To Prevent Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst ?
Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more
How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?
How long it will take to have period after taking emergency contraceptive pills..is it effective to prevent pregnancy?
Emergency contracept: it is quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
7 days: I typically tell my patients that after taking the birth control pill straight for 7days, they should be protected in terms of having unprotected sex. Of course, at 19, you should still be worried about STD's which typically means using a condom to help prevent exposure to syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Hope that helps ...Read more
How to use emergency contraception pills after 48 hours of intercourse if want to prevent pregnancy. How many to eat and after meal or what?
Can birth control pills be be used as emergency contraception? if so, how much and how, and when exactly? thanks
Birth Control: Hello AndreaA299. Some package inserts advise protection after 7 days but I advised condoms for at least a month after initiating a contraceptive. For maximum protection against pregnany and the only available protection against sexually transmitted diseases, I suggest condom use each and every time even after that first month. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
Can amoxicillin make birth control less effective ? If so how long should you use the back up method ?
How important it is to take ocps with spironolactone , if i'm already using alternate method of contraception? Does ocp do long term harm to the body
Varies: If a woman conceives while taking spironolactone - she just needs to stop that medication when she finds out she is pregnant. If you are using birth control already you do not need the pill as well. There is a slight increase in the risk for a DVT while using the pill, otherwise the pill does not do any harm to the body in the short or long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the pill Norethindrone Acetate usable as an effective birth control? If so what exactly does it do to prevent pregnancy?
Progestin: This is a progesterone mimicker. Its mechanism of action is to inhibit secretion of gonadotropins from pituitary gland and prevent lollicular matuaration. and ovulation. Other effects are to stimulate growth of mammary tissue. Many women will have some irregular bleeding with progestin like products. ...Read more
How effective is an emergancy contraceptive pill like plan b? How fast do I need to take it for the maximum effect?
Take it as soon as: possible after the episode with failed birth control. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more
Yes if used in: a timely manner. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more
Fairly soon: This varies a little from test to test, but typically around the time you missed your period or just after. The package inserts or even the box for each test tend to let you know how sensitive they are or how early the earliest they can detect a pregnancy is. The answer to the second question is that if your test is positive the birth control failed. If in doubt your doctor can do a blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more
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