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Emergency Contraception While Ovulating
Taking marvelon as emergency contraception after unprotected sex (withdrawal)am i safe being pregnant?
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
Hormonal effects: Plan b is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure. It works using female hormones. Plan b can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thicken cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more
Possibly: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late 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 doctor if you miss your period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should i use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)
Stopped taking seasonique 4/10. Unprotected sex 4/17 and 4/18. Microgestin 4/20. Should i take an emergency contraception?
No: You do not need to since no more than a 7 day break. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Condom rip when having sex took Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control as emergency contraceptive right after sex did I do the right thing to prevent pregnancy ?
Obtain plan B: Although Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does contain levonorgestrel, the same form of progesterone found in Plan B one step, it does not contain the same dose. There is only 0.15mg in Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) versus 1.5mg in Plan B. I suggest you pick up plan B and as long as your friend takes it within 72 hours of intercourse, it still should be effective. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant while having unprotected sex during my "fertile window", even though I'm taking the birth control pill @ the same time every day?
If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, how effective will emergency contraceptive taken within 52 hours be to prevent pregnancy?
Does mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation? If not should I use backup around ovulation time ?
No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not affect your ovarian cycle at all. It works as a birth control at the level of the uterus and cervix. It is a very effective method, but if you would feel better using a second method to target ovulation, then talk to your obgyn for options. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: Emergency contraception is an option to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is available through a pharmacy, and doesn't require a prescription if you are over 18 years old. If you take this medication and a pregnancy is not prevented, you should see your healthcare provider. Ec doesn't harm a developing pregnancy, but you will want to discuss all of your options for the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If cycles are semi-reg w pcos (21-28 days), does birth control hurt chances of conceiving immediately after stopping bc? Same-sex couple, ttc soon.
No: Usually it has no major effect, especially with short term use. The pcos may affect that more than the pills. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding after having emergency contraceptive pill following Unprotected sex without ejaculation inside, is there chance of pregnancy?
Not well studied: The copper IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraceptive if inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. Some providers will consider insertion within 7 days for this purpose, but it's not well-known how effective it is beyond 5 days. There is unfortunately no emergency contraceptive approved for use beyond 5 days of intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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