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Can my girl friend take emergency contraception 3 days later?

Can my girl friend take emergency contraception 3 days later?

Yes: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated for use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. It is more effective the earlier it is taken. If she is a little out of the window, it is still safe to take. She should take a pregnancy test if her period is more than 2 wks late. And, I would recommend she see her ob/gyn about reliable contraception. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Few days: It's not easy to answer your question specifically. You may have 2 or more days if pills were taken after ovulation (you didn't give the time in your cycle when you took them; would you even know?). Also, if you have a history or pattern of irregular menstrual bleeding, that could be a factor. If you have more questions about your bleeding, do see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Took 1 emergency contraception (EC) pill on 03/19 is it ok take 2 EC pill in 1 month? Had unprotected sex yesterday, wanted to take EC pill 03/23

Took 1 emergency contraception (EC) pill on 03/19 is it ok take 2 EC pill in 1 month? Had unprotected sex yesterday, wanted to take EC pill 03/23

Take it: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It does not matter if you have already taken it. If you had sex again then you need it. Use condoms and start a better form of birth control to avoid these scares. ...Read more

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If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

Regular bc is better: Don't worry, but regular bc better. You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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What happens if you take an emergency contraception pills (everytime you have sex afterwards)?

What happens if you take an emergency contraception pills (everytime you have sex afterwards)?

Expensive/Side effec: Plan b is not to be used as routine contraceptive. Please see your doctor to discuss which contraceptive would work best for you. Side effects from high doses of hormones (headaches, heavy menses, fatigue). Also remember to practice safe sex. Use condoms, as Plan B and other contraceptives do not protect against aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. Stay safe and take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 15 year old to take emergency contraception? How long do the side effects usually last? How effective are these pills?

Is it safe for a 15 year old to take emergency contraception? How long do the side effects usually last? How effective are these pills?

Safe, effective for: Safe for OCCASIONAL use. EC pills are used after sex to lower the chance of pregnancy by about 70-80%. EC is a high dose of birth control. Abnormal bleeding or spotting is a common side effect. Nausea, abdominal pain or cramping, and fatigue may occur, but symptoms resolve in a day or two as the drug leaves the body soon. Women may also get breast tenderness, headache, dizziness, or vomiting. ...Read more

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I'm on a sertraline because of the anxious disorder, can I take emergency contraception? Nothing bad will happen if I will take it both?

I'm on a sertraline because of the anxious disorder, can I take emergency contraception? Nothing bad will happen if I will take it both?

Yes.: It is safe to take sertraline and emergency contraception. Sertraline is one of a group of medications called ssris. These medications are generally considered safe to use with most types of oral contraception. Emergency contraception - either multiple contraceptive pills or Plan B - must be taken within 72 hours of intercourse to be most effective. ...Read more

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Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers. ...Read more

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Can I take microgynon 30 as emergency contraception? 4 now and 4 in 12 hours? Is it as effective as levonelle? Will it effect smear test in 2 days?

Can I take microgynon 30 as emergency contraception? 4 now and 4 in 12 hours? Is it as effective as levonelle? Will it effect smear test in 2 days?

Prescription: This must be prescribed by a doctor. Yes birth control pills can be used as emergency contraction. Usually 4 pills are given followed by another 4 pills 12 hours later. You need to see a doctor for this. If you are already taking birth control then there is no need to also take emergency contraception. Alternatively you can pick up Plan B available over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

It may stay in your: Body for 3-5 days. Best wishes! Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2851378/. ...Read more

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Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Should be: Should be similiar as both contain 1. 5 mg Levonorgestrel per Dose.
REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/eceffect. Html ...Read more

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I have taken 2 pills (1 dose) of emergency contraception pills. Should I take another dose? If yes then when?

I have taken 2 pills (1 dose) of emergency contraception pills. Should I take another dose? If yes then when?

No, taking more: Than one dose for one episode will potentially increase side effects but won't improve effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can I take 8 all at once?

How do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can I take 8 all at once?

Too many side effect: Over the counter bc options or taking high dose regular birth control pills works. Some with more side effects than others. For specifics see www. Not-2-late. Com. Regular ongoing birth control works better. Pills, patches, ring are options, but require regular use. Consider long acting options of iud and implant. They're the most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Is emergency contraception pill safe for 17 old virgin? Planning to take it for accidently wiping the outside of my vagina a wipe containing semen

Is emergency contraception pill safe for 17 old virgin? Planning to take it for accidently wiping the outside of my vagina a wipe containing semen

Yes safe: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc, since it sounds as if he was very close. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Not common...: I wouldn't say is common but it is possible to miss a period after taking emergency contraception. Its best not to assume this is the reason for the missed period. You should also get a pregnancy test as this is a possibility as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Can cause irreg bldg: The bleeding after emergency bc is a result of the medicine, and not exactly like a regular period, but you can/should count it as such to get started on regular bc, such as the pills, ring, patch. You may also want to consider long acting reversible contraception --iud or implant.They are most effective and easiest. ...Read more

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How can you take mercilon (birth control pill) as an emergency contraception (morning after pill)?

How can you take mercilon (birth control pill) as an emergency contraception (morning after pill)?

See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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I missed a progesterone pill and had sex outside the time the pill protects you for if you forget to take it, do I need emergency contraception?

I missed a progesterone pill and had sex outside the time the pill protects you for if you forget to take it, do I need emergency contraception?

Yes!: There are a number of good tests available that you can use to check if you are indeed pregnant. Like all tests they are not perfect but try them. Be more careful in the future so you don't have to go through this. ...Read more

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


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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