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Does One Night Of Diarrhea Affect The Effectiveness Of Your Birth Control
Shouldn't: It really shouldn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.
I had just one spell of diarrhea about 2.5 hours after taking my birth control pill. Will it reduce it's effectiveness?
No effect: It will not effect the efficacy of your birth control pill.
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.
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!
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.
Unlikely: Diarrhea is a symptom of the lower gut, large intestine. The pill is absorbed in the small intestine. No need to worry.
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.
No: No, not at allGet a more detailed answer ›
No: No the medication is absorbed in the stomach.
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.
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?
No: No 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
What constitutes diarrhea in terms of birth control pills and their effectiveness? (As in, how many loose stools and in what time frame?)
Would one day of diarrhea affect birth control pills? I take two bc pills a day to prevent breakthrough (anaemic).
I had one time diarrhea 1, 5 hour after taking birth control pill during the first week. I had unprotected sex after that. Was my protection lowered?
No Protection Yet: The diarrhea is not likely related to your pill taking. Assuming you have a normal gut, you are most likely absorbing the pill just fine. However, you can't depend on protection within the first seven days of taking the pill! You should be using backup method this month! The diarrhea did not lower your protection. However, your risk of pregnancy is high given the time frame!
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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