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My girlfriend used ella twice in two weeks in one cycle. Once because of precum once because I ejaculated in her. Would it decrease its effectiveness

My girlfriend used ella twice in two weeks in one cycle. Once because of precum once because I ejaculated in her. Would it decrease its effectiveness

Morning after use.: In short, multiple uses won't effect effectiveness. I would discuss a better family planning program jointly with your girlfriend and her OB/Gyn or Family Physician. ...Read more

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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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If I have taken Ella one after being late on a few pills. Will results be somewhat reliable after 2 days after taking the ec?

If I have taken Ella one after being late on a few pills. Will results be somewhat reliable after 2 days after taking the ec?

Late on bcp: Ella may or may not have been effective in preventing pregnancy. There is only one time when being "late" taking oral contraceptives presents a possibility of pregnancy, and that is at the end of the active pills: if more than seven days elapses before starting another cycle, ovulation can occur. Have a serum test (HCG) done to make certain you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Should be: Should be similiar as both contain 1. 5 mg Levonorgestrel per Dose.
REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/eceffect. Html ...Read more

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Can I use another emergency contraception pill after just using one yesterday?

Can I use another emergency contraception pill after just using one yesterday?

Yes, I think so: But - it is effective for an entire 24 hr period so if the two events fall within that time - you might not need to. To be sure, ask the pharmacist or a doctor. Best! ...Read more

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Because period is over a week late after taking Ella one does that necessarily mean pregnancy?

Because period is over a week late after taking Ella one does that necessarily mean pregnancy?

Probably not: Ella, Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle. ...Read more

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I had sex two days before my period and took an Ella one pill. The period came as scheduled but it was very light and short. Is this normal?

I had sex two days before my period and took an Ella one pill. The period came as scheduled but it was very light and short. Is this normal?

That may be a: Side effect from the Ella One pill. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Consider regular use of oral contraceptives vice use of emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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Had protected sex, condom split but partner didn't ejaqulate. Took Ella one within 3 days and got my period (on time) 3 days later. 2nd period delay! ?

Had protected sex, condom split but partner didn't ejaqulate. Took Ella one within 3 days and got my period (on time) 3 days later. 2nd period delay! ?

Can do preg. Test: Ella, Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle. ...Read more

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Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?

Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?

It happens: Ella (ulipristal acetate), (ulipristal acetate) Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella (ulipristal acetate) was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella (ulipristal acetate) works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle. ...Read more

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Can ulipristal acetate (ella one) cause menstruation within 24 hours of consumption if my period was not due at that time?

Can ulipristal acetate (ella one) cause menstruation within 24 hours of consumption if my period was not due at that time?

Can cause irreg: This med is known to have irregular cycle as a side effect. It would be difficult to specifically say that it made you bleed in 24hrs but it is possible. ...Read more

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Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

By sonogram: A pregnancy can be dated by using the last menstrual cycle. If that date is unknown a sonogram can be done to determine how far along you are. Then Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more

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I've been using primolut-n for 6 days and yesterday precum may have touched my vagina so I took an ella (ulipristal acetate) pill 20 hours later. Can I be preg and if not w?

I've been using primolut-n for 6 days and yesterday precum may have touched my vagina so I took an ella (ulipristal acetate) pill 20 hours later. Can I be preg and if not w?

Need more info: Why are you taking Primolut N. Usually, it is taken for some menstrual disorder or endometriosis which makes it harder to get pregnant. Anyway, you did the right thing by taking Ella (ulipristal acetate). So, you did your best and you will have a very low chance of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I used primolut-n for 6days to delay period then precum touched my vagina so 20 hours later I took ella (ulipristal acetate).Can I be preg, if not when will I have period?

Variable: If you used the so-called "morning after pill, " you can expect irregular bleeding for a month or more. Track your bleeding, use condoms, and get a more reliable form of contraception, such as an IUD. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How does emergency contraception work?

Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation. ...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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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take 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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How effective is emergency contraception?

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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Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

No: These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short lived.
These agents are available for use if you had unprotected sex and are concerned about pregnancy and are not designed for routine use to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception to use?

How effective is emergency contraception to use?

Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the regimen, the ec must be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no more than 5 days later. Due to variations in timing and use, studies have shown the effectiveness of pill regimens to range from 50-90%. Failure rate for the iud is <1%. ...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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How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

It may stay in your: Body for 3-5 days. Best wishes! Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2851378/. ...Read more

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Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Emergency: Contraception reduces incidence of unwanted pregnancies by 89% if taken w/in 72 hours. Incidence of pregnancy is reduced to 95% if taken w/in 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception (plan b) after the first 72 hours?

How effective is emergency contraception (plan b) after the first 72 hours?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

Pills and copper IUD: Combination emergency contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus decreasing sperm movement &may interfere with ovarian release of hormones (lh) needed for pregnancy. Levonorgestrel only pills (progesterone) delay ovulation and LH surge. Ulipristal (upa) inhibits or delays ovulation. None of these affect an existing pregancy after implantation &are not = to medical abortion. ...Read more

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I want to know if it is true that Ruda (plant) operates like an emergency contraception?

I want to know if it is true that Ruda (plant) operates like an emergency contraception?

Dangerous herb!: Although some sites say that Ruta (Rue, rutin) can be used for this, do NOT try it! In doses high enough to do this, it is very dangerous. It is considered to be an unsafe herb and can cause severe kidney and liver damage. See http://www. Drugs. Com/npp/rue. Html ...Read more

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I took an expired emergency contraception, I didn't notice it was expired, does it still work?

I took an expired emergency contraception, I didn't notice it was expired, does it still work?

Depends: On how long is it since it expired. If within some months, hopefully, still ok. No data available to determine with certainty. Do a pregnancy test 7 days after the intercourse in question, if negative, repeat pregnancy test in another 7 days. Best to use consistent contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 pills (1 dose) of emergency contraception pills. Should I take another dose? If yes then when?

No, taking more: Than one dose for one episode will potentially increase side effects but won't improve effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can I take 8 all at once?

How do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can I take 8 all at once?

Too many side effect: Over the counter bc options or taking high dose regular birth control pills works. Some with more side effects than others. For specifics see www. Not-2-late. Com. 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