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Do I Need To Take An Extra Birth Control Pill If I Have Diarrhea
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
Today I took a birth control pill as usual but after 10 minutes I had diarrhea. Do I need to take another pill? I'm Taking pills for polycystic ovary.
Should i take another birth control pill if I produce loose stools immediately after taking the pill?
Please clarify: Are you saying you develop diarrhea within an hour of taking the pill and wonder if it is effective, or you have always had diarrhea on this pill? Timing matters.If this is a one time deal and your loose stools started hours after you took it one time, it was probably absorbed and will work.If worried, use condoms during this cycle.If it always gives you squirts, change pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No the medication is absorbed in the stomach. ...Read more
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?
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
Would 2 mild incidents of diarrhea a week apart from each other affect the birth control pill in any way? (Both incidents were not related)
Should be ok: If pills aren't vomited up - this would be unlikely to have a significant effect. Take care. ...Read more
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?
Possibly.: Most medications are absorbed in the stomach and/or small intestine. Diarrhea is a sign that absorption is disrupted somewhere along the entire intestinal tract. It is probably better to assume your birth control pill is not being absorbed if you are having diarrhea. If your diarrhea doesn't resolve in the next few days you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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