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Can I Take My Birth Control The Day Before A Colonoscopy
Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Since I had to drink a lot of liquid and will have anesthesia
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
Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon
Likely to interfere: I am not sure any studies have been done to actually confirm the effect of bowel prep on BCP, but anything that significantly alters the diet or digestion, including antibiotics, have been known to interfere with absorption of the pill. Other variables include the timing of the cycle, etc. I recommend back up protection for the remainder of the month. ...Read more
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My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other. His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?
Hard to know: The colon is part of your intestine so I'm not sure what your son was really told. I suspect that he was told he has a malrotation (though this is difficult to tell from colonoscopy). This is a dangerous condition and needs to be surgically corrected asap- to be able to say more i'd need to know the medical terms that were used. ...Read more
Is it safe or a good idea to get a colonoscopy before pregnancy or after giving birth? I'm 34/f with family history of colon cancer.
1st colonscopy @ 35: With a family history of colon ca, screening begins at @ 35. Hopefully you won't have polyps (like me). As long as you're not pregnant it should be safe. But remembering "those days", i'd do it before not after. The risk is really being too busy and forgetting or not having the time to have the procedure. ...Read more
Abdo/rib/hip pain, weight/appetite loss. High inflammation in bloods. Clear u/s and colonoscopy. Spec says IBS (had since birth) but this is all new?
Could be IBD: It could be inflammatory bowl disease (IBD) which is entirely different than IBS. You see your provider. ...Read more
If I take my birth control (Reclipsen) and hour and a half later than usual one day, and 30 minutes late the next day, is it still just as effective?
The time variation you mentioned should not affect the effectiveness of the pill.
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Sometimes I take my birth control a hour or two late or I forget and take it the next day along with my pill for that day. Am I still protected?
Yes: Yes but I would avoid missing the day. Taking it at different hours does not have any effect. I would create a time to take it everyday to be safe. Like in the morning when brushing your teeth. ...Read more
So I take my birth control at 7pm every night and on Sunday day light savings start to we went back and hour. When should I take my birth control?
You can still take: It at 7 pm even though the clocks just changed. The reason is that you have an established pattern of taking meds then. It can help to stay in a habit in order to remember. Take care. ...Read more
I take my birth control every day. And usually around the same time. Especially this month as well as most. It's unlikely for me to get pregnant right?
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I take my birth control pill every day at noon. I missed it yesterday. Today I took the missed pill and today’s pill as well. Am I still protected?
Missed bcp: A one day lapse in taking the active pill, is not going to affect the protection afforded by the oral contraceptives. You may start spotting, since withdrawal from estrogen might cause brief bleeding, but continue your pills as normal unless any bleeding continues. If so, just stop, and start a new pack on day five after stopping. ...Read more
I take my birth control at 5pm every single day. But today I took it about an hour early by mistake. Will this affect me or increase pregnancy chance?
Birth control: No, one hour difference should not make a difference ...Read more
I take my birth control pill every day at 5am. If I sleep in until 10 on a weekend and take it then instead, will the effectiveness be compromised?
No you: Should be fine. Just stick to the same routine ...Read more
If I take my birth control pill (gildess fe) everyday but not at the same hour each day how effective is the pill? Am I protected?
Yes, but....: Yes, you are still protected, but your level of protection is likely less than what it would be if you took it at the same time each day. I recommend making it a habit to take it at the same time everyday, such as right when you wake up or go to bed (if close to the same time each day), or at noon, etc. This will also help you to not forget to take it, which can definitely reduce protection. ...Read more
If I take my birth control every day and don't miss a day, what are the odds of me getting pregnant whether cum gets inside me or not?
Near zero: Birth control works. That is why it is so popular. ...Read more
I took a couple penicillin the other day but I had sex yesterday and the condom broke. I take my birth control precisely every morning?
If I take my birth control pill at the same time each day, and my bf pulls out, am I safe from getting pregnant? Are there exceptionz/risk factors?
Antibiotic: Or other medication use can affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. Be sure to check drug interactions with the doctor or pharmacist when you take new medications (even over the counter) to be sure. ...Read more
If I take my birth control pill at the same time each day and my boyfriend pulls out during sex, how protected am I from pregnancy?
Very well protected:
By taking the birth control pill regularly, the protection is over 99%. It is not suggested that you need additional protection. The pill is much more effective than 'pulling out' that also may diminish the pleasure of sex.
However, sexually transmitted infection is very prevalent, especially among the young. You may seriously consider using condom in additional to the pill for disease prevention. ...Read more
My partner ejaculated in me twice in two days but I take my birth control pill at the same time every day. What are my chances of getting pregnant?
Low: If you have been on BC for some time and take it as directed, failure rate is less than 2% per yer of use. ...Read more
I take my birth control pills every single day at pretty much the same time. I am pretty good about putting a condom on before sex. Am I pregnant?
Pregnancy unlikely: Using one RELIABLE birth control method correctly all the time, works very well. Using 2 birth control methods works even better than very well. However, life can be surprising sometimes. Thus, if a woman is not getting her birth control pill withdrawal bleeding during the inactive pills, or if she is just worrying about pregnancy too much, she can do a home urine pregnancy test once in a while. ...Read more
I take my birth control pill everyday and I had sex the other day without a condom, how likely am I to be pregnant?
I take my birth control pill every day at the same time. I usually use a Condon also. I didn't get my period. Am I pregnant?
Very unlikely: You may skip cycles while on contraceptive pills, however, best to do a pregnancy test to be sure ...Read more
I had unprotected sex and my partner e jaculated. I take my birth control everyday but I am one day late on my period. Am I pregnant?
I take my birth control at the same time every day. I'm on doxycycline. I should've gotten my period days ago, but nothing. Chances of pregnancy?
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