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Does diarrhea affect birth control?

Does diarrhea affect birth control?

Get u out of mood?: If you mean affect birth control pills-not really. Severe malabsorption to affect absorption of meds, including bcp, not common, but possible. No effect on barrier methods like condoms, diaphragm, foams, or others, like iud. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , i had sex around 2 and that night i took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , i had sex around 2 and that night i took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Quite unlikely: It is quite unlikely that having diarrhea will impact the effectiveness of your birth control pills. If a woman throws up within an hour or so of taking her pill then there is a good chance the medication won't be absorbed. But with diarrhea the medication will still be absorbed. ...Read more

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Out in the sun all day and over heating. 6-7 hours after i took loestrin 24 fe, i had one instance of diarrhea. Will that affect my birth control?

Out in the sun all day and over heating. 6-7 hours after i took loestrin 24 fe, i had one instance of diarrhea. Will that affect my birth control?

No effect: Overheating followed by diarrhea is concerning for dehydration, but effectiveness of your pill should not be an issue in someone who is very conscientious about taking the pill regularly. ...Read more

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Can light diarrhea lower birth control effectiveness?

Can light diarrhea lower birth control effectiveness?

Unlikely: Diarrhea is a symptom of the lower gut , large intestine. The pill is absorbed in the small intestine . No need to worry. ...Read more

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What to do if I have diarrhea on birth control, should I be worried?

What to do if I have diarrhea on birth control, should I be worried?

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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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