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Can Light Diarrhea Lower Birth Control Effectiveness
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
No: No, not at allGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Should one incident of diarrhea 3 and a half hours after taking your birth control pill lower your pill's effectiveness?
No: The pill absorbs quickly after you swallow it, and diarrhea should't affect it. ...Read more
Should one incident of diarrhea (due to spoiled food) 3 hours after taking your birth control pill lower your pill's effectiveness?
No, that should not: Affect your pill's effectiveness. If you vomited shortly after taking the pill, you may not have absorbed enough of it to be effective. If that is not the case, you don't need to worry. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I took my birth control pill this evening at 8:30pm, and at 8:45pm I had diarrhea. Does having diarrhea decrease the effectiveness of the pill?
The pill replaces the estrogen and progesterone amounts in your body. It then can fool the body into stopping ovulation.
Loose stools will not change the absorption of the pill in your stomach. The pills effectiveness will not be changed by diarrhea as long as you take it daily according to label directions. ...Read more
I took my 1st birth control pill of the pack at 8:30 and at 8:45 I had diarrhea. Does having diarrhea decrease the effectiveness of the pill?
No effect: Birth control pills generally aren't associated with diarrhea but if you have diarrhea, it's not going to affect their effectiveness. ...Read more
Likely not: A bout of diarrhea that is infrequent will not likely affect your birth control pills. If you have a medical condition that causes chronic (ongoing) diarrhea, such as inflammatory bowel disease, this may affect the absorption and effectiveness of the birth control pill. If this is the case, discuss it with your doctor. When taken consistently, the failure rate is <1%.In typical use, it's about 9%. ...Read more
No.: Vomiting, maybe. Diarrhea, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does having diarrhea 3 hours after taking birth control change its effectiveness? I just got on it last week and took the 8th pill in the pack today.
Shouldn't: Vomitting would be an issue after taking. Diarrhea is a product of the lower GI tract after absorption has taken place. ...Read more
No: No the medication is absorbed in the stomach. ...Read more
Do I need to worry about the effectiveness of my birth control pills if I had one light case of diarrhea 2h after taking it? Should I take another pil
No, your fine: The absorption of the medicine takes place in stomach and upper intestinal tract, which would be totally unaffected by a bout of diarrhea. No need to throw your levels out of whack due to a little diarrhea. Even if you miss one entire pill, you are still considered to be protected. ...Read more
If you took your birth control pill and an hour later you had diarrhea can that effect the effectiveness of the pill?
No: Diarrhea should not affect the effect of your pill. ...Read more
What constitutes diarrhea in terms of birth control pills and their effectiveness? (As in, how many loose stools and in what time frame?)
I took my birth control pill at 7:50pm. I had diarrhea about 5 hours after taking my pill from what I ate that night. Does this lower my protection?
Would one case of diarrhea 4 hours before taking first active pill of my new birth control pack lower my protection? (Have been on the pill for a year)
No: Nothing is impossible, but this comes close. Best wishes. ...Read more
I get severe pain in lower abdomen by hip when on period. Sharp pain, bilateral, bloating, gas, diarrhea. Stopped birth control 3 m ago.?
On birth control 6 yrs missed my period, I've been nausious, bad head aches, lower back pain, body aches, dizziness, diarrhea negative test, pregnant?
Less effective: The effectiveness of birth control pills clan be diminished, when a woman experiences diarrhea. It would be a good idea to use condoms as a back up. ...Read more
Birth control pills are absorbed within about 3 hours from taking them. So if your diarrhea started 13 hours later it shouldn't affect your pill.
If you have diarrhea for several days, consider using a back-up method. ...Read more
I took the first pill of a new back of birth control at 9pm. I just had terrible diarrhea. Am I still protected? I take it at 9pm everyday
Is it normal to have diarrhea everything month around the time I ovulate? This happens every month, ever since I stop my birth control
Likely normal: There are many manifestations of hormonal effects of menstruation and ovulation. Some experience constipation, others experience diarrhea. While other hormones probably contribute, prostaglandins may be a culprit in some of the diarrhea you are experiencing. If you want to try something to slow the diarrhea down I suggest adding fiber to your diet even in the form of capsules. Stay well. ...Read more
Does 1 night of diarrhea effect birth control? Started new pack at 9pm, had diarrhea from midnight-6am. Very good compliance w taking pills.
Should not...: As long as you are able to take the pill orally and keep it down (not throw up), then the presence of diarrhea should not affect the efficacy of the pill. That being said, remember that the pill is not 100% effective. ...Read more
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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