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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. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...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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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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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! ...Read more

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I feel light headed and dizzy often. Much worse during inactive contraception pills. I have PCOS and alpha thalassemia trait.

I feel light headed and dizzy often. Much worse during inactive contraception pills. I have PCOS and alpha thalassemia trait.

PCOS: anemia?: Since bleeding occurs at the time of the "inactive" oral contraceptive pills, and you have a "thalassemia trait", you may be anemic, and the symptoms may be related to a low hemoglobin content. This may need investigation by your healthcare provider, as there are other causes for your symptoms, which are probably not related to your birth control pill cycle. ...Read more

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I have not had a period in over two years due to what my OBGYN believes could be PCOS. Recently I have had extremely sore nipples/increased vaginal discharge/moodiness. No contraception being used. Could I be pregnant?

I have not had a period in over two years due to what my OBGYN believes could be PCOS. Recently I have had extremely sore nipples/increased vaginal discharge/moodiness. No contraception being used. Could I be pregnant?

PCOS: Ovulation is not regular with PCOS, but it can occur, and of course if sexually active you could be pregnant. It is always a good idea to be on low dose oral contraceptives with prolonged amenorrhea as in PCOS. Inhibition of ovarian function does not deplete sustained estrogen production, which can lead over long periods of time to thickened lining of the uterus, which can cause later problems. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Taking marvelon as emergency contraception after unprotected sex (withdrawal)am I safe being pregnant?

Taking marvelon as emergency contraception after unprotected sex (withdrawal)am I safe being pregnant?

Nothing's perfect...: Here's a link regarding patient info for the product mentioned: https://www. Medicines. Org. Uk/emc/medicine/2392. May want the reassurance of checking a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If I took emergency contraception a day before my period was expected, when can I expect to get my period? I heard ec can delay it.

If I took emergency contraception a day before my period was expected, when can I expect to get my period? I heard ec can delay it.

Early or delayed: Emergency contraception can cause the next period to come sooner or later, but after that, cycles should go back to normal. Be sure to use regular birth control if you are sexually active. There are many options. It's good that you knew about emergency birth control, but regular birth control is more effective. ...Read more

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I had my period two weeks ago & it was not normal. Before my period came, I took an emergency contraception. & now I've started spotting.?

I had my period two weeks ago & it was not normal. Before my period came, I took an emergency contraception. & now I've started spotting.?

Hormonal imbalance: Plan B can alter the normal cycle.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My partner took an emergency contraception pill just after her last period 5 weeks ago, and her period still has not come. May she be pregnant??

My partner took an emergency contraception pill just after her last period 5 weeks ago, and her period still has not come. May she be pregnant??

Its possible...: Its possible. Pregnancy is one of the more common reasons a woman doesn't start her period. Getting a pregnancy test will answer your question for sure. Its also possible there is some other reason she is missing her period. A pregnancy test is a great place to start and figure things out. Best wishes! ...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

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Had unprotected intercourse. Boyfriend was dry if im not mistaken. I took escapelle emergency contraception pill within 25 mins. Risk of pregnancy?

Had unprotected intercourse. Boyfriend was dry if im not mistaken. I took escapelle emergency contraception pill within 25 mins. Risk of pregnancy?

Reduced risk: Since you took pill within 72 hours the risk of pregnancy is low. Note that emergence contraception pill is not to be used as regular birth control. Please see your doctor to discuss what birth control would be best for you. Practice safe sex, use condoms. If at any time you think you might be pregnant do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. Take care and stay safe. ...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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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