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Doctor insights on: Does Emergency Contraception Levonelle Causes Pcos

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After taking levonelle emergency contraception at ovulation time in my cycle would it be advisable and safe to get an IUD fitted aswell to reduce risk

After taking levonelle emergency contraception at ovulation time in my cycle would it be advisable and safe to get an IUD fitted aswell to reduce risk

Maybe: The Paragard IUD can be used as emergency contraception. When inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse, it reduces a woman’s risk of pregnancyto 1 in 1, 000. Its a good option if you want to get reliable long-term contraception.

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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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!

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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.

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I have had to use the morning after pill (emergency contraception) twice in 2 weeks. Is it as effective the second time?

Yes: It is equally effective but you can imagine a doctor's question.... Why not find a more reliable form of birth control? If you are okay taking pills, consider the birth control pill. Taken each day it will prevent 96% of pregnancies in a woman sexually active over course of a year. Good luck!

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Does emergency contraception cause weight gain?

Does emergency contraception cause weight gain?

No: But remember emergency contraception is supposed to be taken only in an emergency, it's not an every day medication. For routine contraception use some other method and make sure it protects you from HIV and STD's as well.

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Can using emergency contraception 3 times in a week and a half cause infertility?

No: You need to be on a regular form of BC such as BCP's or depo shot and not use Plan B as a regular form of birth control.

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Why does emergency contraception have to be taken within 72 hours? What causes it to be less effective after this time period?

Why does emergency contraception have to be taken within 72 hours? What causes it to be less effective after this time period?

Prevents ovulation: Ella (ulipristal acetate) works up to 5 days after sex. Other options best asap but up to 3 days. They work by preventing ovulation, and are not perfect. 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!

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What is emergency contraception process?

What is emergency contraception process?

Take the medication: Plan b is a two dose regiment taken 12 hours apparat. Plan b one step is a single dose. Both must be taken within 72 hours of the event.

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How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes.

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What type of emergency contraception is there?

What type of emergency contraception is there?

Some ECP options: Include Ella, Aftera, After pills, Athenitia Next, EContra Ez, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Opcicon One- Step, Option 2, Take Action & Plan B One-Step. Additionally, a number of combined progestin/ estrogen pills can be used in higher doses as emergency contraception.

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What are the options for emergency contraception?

What are the options for emergency contraception?

Yes: Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol. It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years.

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What are the aftereffects of taking emergency contraception pills?

What are the aftereffects of taking emergency contraception pills?

Nausea, late period: You may expect some nausea and a change in your menstrual cycle. Your period may not come when you expect it. If it is more than 2 wks late, you should do a pregnancy test.

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I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

Depends how soon: Depends when you took it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective.

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Hello doctors, can vitamin C be used as an emergency contraception?

Hello doctors, can vitamin C be used as an emergency contraception?

No: Vitamin C reportedly has been used for "home abortions" but the amount of vitamin C taken would be extremely toxic to the woman. DO NOT TRY this. Any attempts at "home abortions" are very dangerous & should not be done. Vitamin C is not an emergency contraceptive.

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If a 15 year old girl goes to a doctor for emergency contraception, what happens?

If a 15 year old girl goes to a doctor for emergency contraception, what happens?

She gets it: In the US teenagers have access to emergency contraception, they do not even need a prescription to obtain it. Plan Parenthood will provide it free of charge.

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Can I take emergency contraception on the first day of my period? I had unprotected sex 2 days ago.

Can I take emergency contraception on the first day of my period? I had unprotected sex 2 days ago.

Not needed on period: Plan B is not needed if you are actually on your period, as by definition, you are not pregnant.

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Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Yes: Taking Plan B may delay your 1st period by about a week. It is best to do a pregnancy test and be safe. It should not have any effect on the period after that.

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


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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more