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Abortion Pill After Effects
No: The emergency contraceptive only works if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You should not need it if you had a surgical abortion unless you have conceived again in which case it will work if taken within 72 hours but you really need to start a much more reliable method of contraception. Sex should not be an emergency every time. ...Read more
It can be: One of the benefits of taking contraceptive pills is that menstrual periods usually reduce significantly and may stop altogether. This can be especially true with seasonale, where the the theory is to have only four menses per year. Any amount of bleeding is a normal "period" on bcp since the bleeding is drug withdrawal induced during the "sugar pill" week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more
Sex 10 days after abortion, on day 7 of birth control pill had sex before 7th pill with condom/plan b too 24 hours after, chances of pregnancy?
? pregnant: WOW!!! - Given that scenario and not knowing your menstrual information - there is a possibility - birth control pills take a full month of taking them to be effective so thus if you just started and are on day 7 when you had sex - they won't protect you. The condom and Plan B are your best protection at this point. A urine pregnancy test will be useless due to the recent pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Period or withdrawal bleeding came before taking 21st pill. (before washout week). Is this ok? Never skipped pill. Loestrin.
Spotting on OCPs: Spotting while on loestrin can be caused by a delay in taking the pill, taking a medication (like antibiotics) that interfered with the effectiveness of the contraceptive. It can also occur in women who are above an average weight. You should discuss this with your doctor if it continues to occur. ...Read more
Taking marvelon as emergency contraception after unprotected sex (withdrawal)am i safe being pregnant?
Took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) pill because of amenorrhea after stopping birth control. I took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. It's been 2 weeks and no period still? Why?
Estrogen: Hi. When you do a Provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal challenge and don't have a period, it says your endometrium is not getting estrogen stimulation. It may take some time for the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis to resume normal cycling after discontinuing BCPs. Be patient and give it some time. If still no period, talk with your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more
Withdrawal bleed for 3 weeks. Stopped pill, started again after bleeding ended. Possible ovulation during 3weeks of missed pills?
Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken?
Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed
Yes may cause: After all ' morning after pill' is an hormonal manipulation , it can delay regular period , couple of cycles later will be normal, remember they are not "tic-tack" candy to take on regular basis, see your gyn doctor for birth control measure and to preserve your long time health. ...Read more
Would having one episode of diarrhea 12 hours after taking my birth control pill decrease it's effectiveness?
No: Already absorbed. You will be fine. All the best. ...Read more
Next pack: If a woman needs to take antibiotics while on birth control pills it is recommended she use a back up method such as condoms during the time she is on the antibiotics, and to be sure use, for the rest of the pack. That is because antibiotics can make some bcp less effective at preventing pregnancy. By the time the next pack is started effectiveness is back. ...Read more
I have stopped taking birth control after 3 months perfect use. No withdrawal bleed two weeks later? And unprotected sex after stopping. Pregnant?
Can do a preg. test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
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