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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

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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I took emergency contraceptive. What should I expect?

I took emergency contraceptive. What should I expect?

Are you asking about: Side effects? Possibly none. Potential se's: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get emergency contraceptive pills (ecps)?

How can I get emergency contraceptive pills (ecps)?

Over the counter: Http://planbonestep. Com/
if you are 17 or older it is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after daily sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after daily sex?

Asked and Answered: No. No reason to keep asking us the same question. The answer is not going to change. Emergency contraception is not for repeated or frequent use. That would be extremely unwise, unhealthy and an inappropriate way to prevent pregnancy. Are you hoping to harm the body and organs of the female you love? ...Read more

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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Please don't: Emergency contraceptive pills are designed to be used after an episode of failed birth control NOT as regular birth control. ...Read more

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What should I do after I take emergency contraceptive pills?

What should I do after I take emergency contraceptive pills?

Preg test: After you take emergency contraception you should expect to see a period within a few days to a week. If not you should check a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I get emergency contraceptive pills in case I need them?

Can I get emergency contraceptive pills in case I need them?

Yes: Plan b is over the counter (women under 17 may need an rx in some states) or you can talk to your md or midwife/np about prescribing emergency contraceptives to have on hand in case you need it. However, if you are sexually active, there may be better contraceptive options available. ...Read more

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Can I take the emergency contraceptive pill twice within same week?

Yes: The morning after pill is actually quite safe and it can be used as often as it is needed. Emergency contraception is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex; best taken within first 3 days; but can provide protection up to 5 days so you can use it twice in one week. Using emergency contraception doesn't prevent pregnancy as well as methods you use before or after sex. ...Read more

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Would an emergency contraceptive work if you are ovulating already?

Yes: Various emergency contraceptive regimens have been used for many years for rape victims whose rapes occurred around the time of ovulation and maximal fertility long before the products were made available over the counter. ...Read more

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Could I get emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) before I need them?

Could I get emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) before I need them?

Yes: Emergency contraception is now available over the counter and is most effective when taken soon after unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take emergency contraceptive pills more than once a month?

Is it bad to take emergency contraceptive pills more than once a month?

Yes.: If you're going to take "emergency contraception" a few times a month, talk with a health care provider about contraception so you won't need "emergency contraception" so regularly. Makes sense? ...Read more

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Is a emergency contraceptive works if it is taken within 1 hour after sex?

Is a emergency contraceptive works if it is taken within 1 hour after sex?

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is emergency contraceptive pill most effective?

Emergency Contracept: When taken as soon as possible after the act of sexual intercourse in which there was a failure of the form of protection being used. ...Read more

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Is light bleeding normal after taking an emergency contraceptive a week prior?

Can happen: Menstrual flow changes irregularities can occur with emergency contraception. ** please consult with your gynecologist for concerns. ...Read more

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How many Microgestin pills do I take for it to work as an emergency contraceptive?

How many Microgestin pills do I take for it to work as an emergency contraceptive?

None: Should not use Microgestin pills as emergency contraception. It is a daily low dose pill contraceptive. Has not been tested or studied for that use. Ask your pharmacist for OTC choices to prevent unintended pregnancy.There are products available to you within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse without a prescription at the pharmacy. As always consult your doctor for best personal advise. ...Read more

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If you are using the Plan B emergency contraceptive, when should you take the two pills?

If you are using the Plan B emergency contraceptive, when should you take the two pills?

Within 72 hours: You must use ir within 72 hours of the episode of unprotected intercourse. Even then it is only 75% effective so you must take a pregnancy test if you are late with your period. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took emergency contraceptive pills, but they did not work. Will the baby be okay?

My girlfriend took emergency contraceptive pills, but they did not work. Will the baby be okay?

Yes: There has been no hard evidence to suggest that the use of birth control pills in pregnancy have devastating effects. There have been many accounts of people who take their pills into the 5th month of pregnancy before they realize they are pregnant and the babies are fine. Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone which are the same hormones that support the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is getting side effects from emergency contraceptive a sign that it worked? Or is it normal to get side effects?

Is getting side effects from emergency contraceptive a sign that it worked? Or is it normal to get side effects?

No it's not a sign: Emergency contraception works if it is around the time you expect to ovulate. If you have already ovulated, example 5 dYs prior. It will not work. There are common side effects we see like delayed or earlier periods. I f there is no period within 2weeks of anticipated cycle., I woul follow up with a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Where to find the emergency contraceptive?

Where to find the emergency contraceptive?

Plan B: Plan b is an emergency contraceptive that can be taken within 3 days (72hr) of unprotected sex. It is available behind the counter at most pharmacies, you have to ask the pharmacist for it, and you have to be at least 17 years old to purchase it. ...Read more

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How effectively does emergency contraceptive work?

That depends on the: One you use. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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When is it to late to take an emergency contraceptive?

120 hours: They are most effective the sooner you take them; they are very good up to 72 hours. They still have some effectiveness up to 120 hours, and won't do any harm, so it's still worth a shot. ...Read more

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Is it of any use to take emergency contraceptive after 72hours?

Is it of any use to take emergency contraceptive after 72hours?

Less effective: In general, most emergency contraceptives are most effective within 72 hours. The longer after the unprotected sex, the less effective it becomes. You can take it, it just may not work. ...Read more

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Okay so l took the next choice one dose emergency contraceptive. I have getting all the symptoms the box has listed. Is this normal?

Okay so l took the next choice one dose emergency contraceptive. I have getting all the symptoms the box has listed. Is this normal?

Side effects: I am assuming that you are referring to side effects listed on the medication box. If you are getting these symptoms, then it is likely normal. That being said, hormonal side effects are similar to symptoms related to pregnancy, so you should check a test now and again in about 2-3 weeks. If your symptoms persist, then talk with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

That depends on: What your normal oral contraceptive is. Not all are a good choice. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more

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Is it normal to have emergency contraceptive pill side effects?

May be: 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. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Primolut (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more