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I had unprotected sex, and used pull out method, then 30 hours later I used an emergency contraceptive pill. Could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex, and used pull out method, then 30 hours later I used an emergency contraceptive pill. Could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy Risk: Levonogestrel pills, including the brands Plan B One-Step and Next Choice One Dose, are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours.

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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


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Irregular period was suppored to start friday nov27. Had sex for the first time saturday nov28 with a condom and then sunday with pull out method. Took emergency contraceptive on monday, I have no side effects and I have not gotten my period, only a bit o

Irregular period was suppored to start friday nov27. Had sex for the first time saturday nov28 with a condom and then sunday with pull out method. Took emergency contraceptive on monday, I have no side effects and I have not gotten my period, only a bit o

Irregular periods: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period, especially if you have irregular periods to begin with. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next menstrual cycle. To be 100% safe, you may want to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after last having sex, since this period may not be normal.

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Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

That depends on: What your normal oral contraceptive is. Not all are a good choice. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. Http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose

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If I take the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

If I take the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

You can!: It should be taken within 72 hours of intercourse.

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Is it normal to have emergency contraceptive pill side effects?

Is it normal to have emergency contraceptive pill side effects?

May be: 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.

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What are common side effects of the Plan B emergency contraceptive?

What are common side effects of the Plan B emergency contraceptive?

Nausea: Usually nausea is the most common side effect of Plan B but also cramping and headaches as well.

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What is the correct dosage of tricyclen for emergency contraceptive?

What is the correct dosage of tricyclen for emergency contraceptive?

Ortho Tri-Cyclen: (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) has reportedly not been well studied for use as an emergency contraceptive. REF http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/ecother. Html So, don't recommend.

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What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Potential SE's: Potential side effects of emergency contraception pills can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; 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 or develop significant lower abdominal pain.

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Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

No: Emergency contraception is basically a specific way to take birth control pills that work to prevent ovulation. Ec will not abort a pregnancy once it is established. This is why it need to be taken as soon after unprotected intercourse as possible to work.

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How does the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill work in the body?

How does the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill work in the body?

Different ways: The morning after pill should be taken as soon after unportected intercourse as possible. The sooner, the more effective. It mainly works to prevent a follicle from ovulating. It can also, less effectively, prevent normal implantation.

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What is the emergency contraceptive? Is it the same as a morning after pill?

What is the emergency contraceptive? Is it the same as a morning after pill?

Yes: Emergency contraception is available as a 'morning after' pill. There are other forms as well. The morning after pill is available at your local pharmacy and is quite effective if taken in the first 48 hours after unprotected intercourse.

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What side effects are commonly associated with emergency contraceptive pill?

SE's: 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.

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What emergency contraceptive can I take 5 days after having unprotected sex?

What emergency contraceptive can I take 5 days after having unprotected sex?

Almost too late, but: The emergency contraceptives in the U.S. Can be taken within 5 days after sex, but sometimes taking it on the 5th day doesn't work as well. One can ask her doctor if a prescription brand might work better on the 5th day. Otherwise, the Plan B one step is available over-the-counter, no prescription needed, no id needed, and no age restrictions. It's best to plan ahead before sex.

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What are some advantages of the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

Many advantages: Emergency contraception is a highly effective method to prevent unintended pregnancies. It can be used up to 5 days after an episode of unprotected intercourse i.e., contraceptive failure, sexual assault, exposure to a drug that can cause birth defects. Planb is acessible over-the-counter for women age 18 and older.

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What food can act as an emergency contraceptive? There isn't any ECPills here in my country

What food can act as an emergency contraceptive? There isn't any ECPills here in my country

There's no such food: It would be fascinating if certain food items could prevent pregnancy, and would likely be hazardous to the human race, too. A woman can get an IUD, which prevents pregnancy after sex, and continues to work for many years into the future. A woman can also get birth control pills, and ask her doctor how to take them to mimic an Emergency Contraception effect. See the site http://ec. Princeton. Edu

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I'm tall, fit and weigh right around 175 lbs. Will Plan B emergency contraceptive work for me?

I'm tall, fit and weigh right around 175 lbs. Will Plan B emergency contraceptive work for me?

Probably: Effective. 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.

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Birth Control (Definition)

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