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Doctor insights on: Bcp And Alchol

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Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

Possibly. .: There is limited solid data that suggests a significant decrease in the effectiveness of oral contraception with alcohol consumption but it would be wise to avoid the combination if possible. Particularly if you drink more heavily and it causes you to become nauseated and possibly vomit any pills up. ...Read more

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What is a bcp 1test all about?

What is a bcp 1test all about?

BCP?: Question unclear. Please rephrase and avoid abbeviations. Most bcp 1 testing is for business continuity planning. The only other definition I know is birth control pill. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Does daylight savings effect my bcp?

No: As long as you take it roughly the same time of day within a few hours. ...Read more

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Does day light savings can effect my bcp?

Continue: Continue to take your birth control pills regularly. For example: if you took your bcps before day light savings time around 9 P.M. Then still take them at 9 P.M. After day light savings time. An hour won't be detrimental to the effects of birth control. ...Read more

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How late can you take a bcp and still be safe.

How late can you take a bcp and still be safe.

If you miss > a: Couple days the protection diminishes. I have read that after a week- there is virtually no protection. You can add use of condom or other form of birth control to your oral contraceptive to improve protection. ...Read more

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Do bcp really take a whole month to be effective?

Best to believe: The scientific data points to that.
But there has never been a blinded study to find out. ...Read more

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How long does bcp take to be effective and when should I start taking it?

Read the instruction: Please check the information supplied with the type of bcp you have been prescribed or ask the pharmacist who gave it to you, or call your doc's office and they can explain. ...Read more

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Should I wait exactly 3 months after I start my bcp to be completely safe?

Not really: To be "completely safe" you must use abstinence. No other non-surgical method of contraception will prevent pregnancy and no bcp will prevent a sexually-transmitted disease. To be "safer" use a condom--it will also help to prevent the spread or contraction of an std. ...Read more

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If I don't start my BCP on Sunday instead on Monday. Should I follow the 7 day rule?

Yes: The 7 day rules is based on it taking about 7 days for the BCP hormone to put the ovaries to 'sleep'. If a pill is missed or taken a day late, the ovaries might have 'awakened'. keep taking the pill for 7 days without trusting it. Then the ovaries should be back to sleep. ...Read more

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Does it matter that I take my BCP an hour later than before? I work late and don't take it the same time I use to.

Does it matter that I take my BCP an hour later than before? I work late and don't take it the same time I use to.

Depends: If you are using a combined oral contraceptive, one with estrogen and progesterone, then variation in the time you take it of up to about 6 hours won't matter. If you are taking the mini-pill, the progesterone only pill, then you need to take it within an hour of the same time every day to ensure it is effective. If you are having difficulty taking the pills everyday, consider an implant or IUD ...Read more

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I take my BCP's at night but want to change the time & take them in the morning. How can I go about doing this, & still stay protected?

Pretty easy...: Take your usual dose in the evening, the next dose the next morning, then daily in the morning. (No harm will come from having two doses a few hours apart.) ...Read more

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Took BCP an hour late once or twice this month, or 15 minutes early/ late. I was wondering if this would decrease the effectiveness of my pills?

Took BCP an hour late once or twice this month, or 15 minutes early/ late. I was wondering if this would decrease the effectiveness of my pills?

Should be fine.: The efficacy of your regimen should be fine as long as you haven't missed a day or two in succession. Taking a pill and hour or two early or late should not matter as long as you don't miss days. ...Read more

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How long is the allowable timeframe for taking a late combined BCP to stay protected? Usual sched is 8:30pm daily, but forgot once and took at 4am

How long is the allowable timeframe for taking a late combined BCP to stay protected? Usual sched is 8:30pm daily, but forgot once and took at 4am

6 hours is ok: Pills should be taken once a day. If you forget one day then you take two the next day. In your case you were 6 hours late which should make no difference. ...Read more

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I will be travelling won't behaving sex say 5 months plan on stopping bcp what should I expect when I stop and how soon before I return should I start?

I will be travelling won't behaving sex say 5 months plan on stopping bcp what should I expect when I stop and how soon before I return should I start?

Periods: You will go back to your normal pattern as soon as you stop the pills and fertility will return. You may continue the pill while you are traveling to help regulate the cycles and continue the habit. If you choose to stop them then restart before you begin having sex so you will be protected. ...Read more

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Are the pills in a 21day BCP all exactly the same? As in if I accidentally took a pill from the wrong day written on the packaging, would that be fine??

Are the pills in a 21day BCP all exactly the same? As in if I accidentally took a pill from the wrong day written on the packaging, would that be fine??

It's ok: It depends on the type of pull you are taking. Some pills change amount of hormones on a weekly basis. However taking the wrong one as long as it isn't a placebo pill (from the period week) should be ok. You could use condoms this month to be extra safe if you wanted. ...Read more

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I drank my BCP an Hour late. Am I still protected?

I drank my BCP an Hour late. Am I still protected?

1 hour is okay: If you are sure that it was not longer, much longer that you were late - then I'll bet you are absolutely fine. Don't push it. One is one, three is three, etc. A bit is not a bunch. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for the safety window - but know that you must not push those limits.
Take care! ...Read more

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What is a popular bcp with the least side effects?

See your GYN: There are many good bcp. It is important to go to your physician who can assess your needs and prescribe the right one. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if bcp could cause false positives on opk?

Can you tell me if bcp could cause false positives on opk?

Why do you need: To know when you are going to ovulate if you are taking oral contraceptives? ...Read more

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Are signs of pregancy different when you are taking the bcp?

Are signs of pregancy different when you are taking the bcp?

Oral contraceptives: No. Whether you are taking birthcontrol pills when you get pregnant or not, pregnancy symptoms are similar. ...Read more

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Help please! Could being late on bcp affect the effectiveness?

Help please! Could being late on bcp affect the effectiveness?

How Late is Late?: Birth-control pills are most effective when taken around the same time every day. Being late by a few hours doesn't seem to change the effectiveness much. However, being a day late does decrease the pills effectiveness by a few percentage points. What to do if you miss a pill? You can find instructions here: http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/forgot-to-take-your-birth-control-pills ...Read more

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I was late taking my sprintec bcp by about 2 hours. I was on day 6 of week 2. Is that a problem?

I was late taking my sprintec bcp by about 2 hours. I was on day 6 of week 2. Is that a problem?

Should be fine.: If you have been on your pills for awhile the risk of failure very very low. You should be protected as long as taking on a daily basis. Taking at the same time is not absolutely essential for protection but it is a good habit to get into so you won't miss any of your pills. Some women feel their bleeding control is best if they take at the same exact time every day. Should be fine. ...Read more

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I had a clear thick jelly like discharge in abnormal amount, just stop takin bcp. Why is that happening?

I had a clear thick jelly like discharge in abnormal amount, just stop takin bcp. Why is that happening?

Hormone change: Bcps change your cervical mucous consistency to a thicker one - one of the ways they prevent conception. Changing back to your normal hormonal levels will change the consistency to a thinner one which may allow it to drain or discharge more easily. ...Read more

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I need to get on bcp. But heard the pills take a month to work. Which form of bc works immediately or within a week?

I need to get on bcp. But heard the pills take a month to work. Which form of bc works immediately or within a week?

Birth control timing: The only forms of birth control that work immediately are IUDs, such as Paragard (copper T) and Mirena, (levonorgestrel) and condoms. IUDs have greater effectiveness in normal use but obviously takes at least one office visit to place (and maybe a second visit for initial consult). Condoms are the normal backup method when waiting for the pill to start working. ...Read more

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I took two bcp yesterday because I thought I missed one but didn't, now I don't have one for today. What should I do?

No worries: You can skip today and take one tomorrow. Just to be on the safe side, use back up birth control until next month. ...Read more