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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. 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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Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Not common...: I wouldn't say is common but it is possible to miss a period after taking emergency contraception. Its best not to assume this is the reason for the missed period. You should also get a pregnancy test as this is a possibility as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Fot how long does emergency contraception pill side effects lasts? Will it disturb my periods planning to take during the last day of ovulation time

Can cause irreg bldg: The bleeding after emergency bc is a result of the medicine, and not exactly like a regular period, but you can/should count it as such to get started on regular bc, such as the pills, ring, patch. You may also want to consider long acting reversible contraception --iud or implant.They are most effective and easiest. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception the day of ovulation? If I have sex during ovulation, but take ec right after, what is my risk of pregnancy?

How effective is emergency contraception the day of ovulation? If I have sex during ovulation, but take ec right after, what is my risk of pregnancy?

EC: 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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Unprotected sex, but didn't pull out in time. Starting day of ovulation. And took Emergency Contraception 76 hours later. Side effect and vomiting 1wk?

Unprotected sex, but didn't pull out in time. Starting day of ovulation. And took Emergency Contraception 76 hours later. Side effect and vomiting 1wk?

Have to wait: Emergency contraception works best if taken within 72 hours. Vomiting is a common side-effect of the medication. She will have to wait to see if she gets her period. She should go to a doctor or clinic to get on a reliable method of birth control if she is going to continue to be sexually active. Finally, I urge her to insist that her partner wear a condom to help prevent STDs. ...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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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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Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Yes but: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It is available at the pharmacy. It works better and has less side effects that the Yuzpe method of emergency contraception. In this method 5 pills are taken of combined oral contraceptives like Sprintec. Nausea is a common side effect. ...Read more

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How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

72 hours: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated to use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The earlier you take it the better your chances of preventing pregnancy. I often recommend patients to keep it on hand so they can take it as early as possible after exposure. ...Read more

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What to do about emergency contraception side effects!?

Which ones?: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Can hydrate, use NSAID's for pain or use ginger for nausea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

Side effects.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception have negative side effects?

Yes: It may cause nausea, bleeding and cramping. It also may not work. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible that emergency contraception failed because of amitryptiline?

ECP Failure: Amitryptiline was not on a list of medications that can interfere with effectiveness of Plan B (which is the most commonly used emergency contraceptive pill). See: REF: http://chealth. Canoe. Com/drug/getdrug/plan-b ...Read more

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Can I use desogestrel / cerzette in a large dose for emergency contraception?

Can I use desogestrel / cerzette in a large dose for emergency contraception?

Not a good idea: Studies have shown that there is a small increase in the risk of getting blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs of women using pills containing desogestrel compared to pills with other types of progestins. The risk remains small and is less than the risk of blood clots during pregnancy. But, it would be better to stick with a product made especially for that use such as Plan B or ella (ulipristal acetate). ...Read more

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I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

Side Effect.: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If not hemorrhaging is likely ok. ...Read more

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Could jolivette be used as emergency contraception? If so what would the dosage be?

Could jolivette be used as emergency contraception? If so what would the dosage be?

Jolivette: (norethindrone) is not one of the oral contraceptives that is listed for use as an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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I am 16 and I might need emergency contraception, can someone could you help me please?

I am 16 and I might need emergency contraception, can someone could you help me please?

If you have had: Vaginal intercourse with failure of protection, you can currently purchase Plan B without a prescription at you age. However, please don't use it as regular contraception. ...Read more

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If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

Regular bc is better: Don't worry, but regular bc better. You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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Is there any effect on future fertility with the continous or frequent use of emergency contraception?

Is there any effect on future fertility with the continous or frequent use of emergency contraception?

Contraception: Possibly. Yes. But why would anyone use emergency contraception when regular contraception is so widely available and simple to use and safer? ...Read more

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Can gynera be used as emergency contraception pill? If so, how is it used? . From where I live they don't sell plan-b pills.

Possible: I found evidence that this medication has been suggested for emergency contraception. I saw one suggestion that 4 pills be taken immediately (no more than 120 hours after sex) followed by another 4 tablets 12 hours later. A listing of other bcp that may be used can be found here:

http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html

good luck. ...Read more

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What ate the consequences of using 2 times in the same cycle the norlevo emergency contraception? Is it harmful? Thank you

What ate the consequences of using 2 times in the same cycle the norlevo emergency contraception? Is it harmful? Thank you

For emergencies: Emergency contraception is for emergencies only and not to be used as regular method, it contains very high level of hormones that is generally not good for your body or your health and have a very high probability of side effects, if you need to use emergency contraception that often, maybe it is time to find a regular method that would be better for you. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I read that if a woman weighs over 180 lbs then plan b (Emergency contraception) is much less effective. According to studies. Is this correct?

I read that if a woman weighs over 180 lbs then plan b (Emergency contraception) is much less effective. According to studies. Is this correct?

Timing mui important: The timing is much more important. And you should always be using a condom and she could be using any of a number of very effective means of contraception. ...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

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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more