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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. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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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. REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When should you take the emergency contraceptive  or morning after pill?

When should you take the emergency contraceptive  or morning after pill?

Within 72 hours: Emergency contraception or the "morning after pill" should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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: But it may not be as effective in women who are overweight/ obese. Ella may be more effective for high BMI. ...Read more

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Took emergency contraceptive two weeks ago. Can I take one another after unprotected sex yesterday?

Took emergency contraceptive two weeks ago. Can I take one another after unprotected sex yesterday?

Yes: Taking another one won't hurt you and may prevent pregnancy. Go ahead and take it. However, if this is going to be a habit, you should plan to get on birth control pills or some other form of contraception next month. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill twice. Not frequently. Only twice?

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. ...Read more

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It's okay to use orgatril, which is a 5 mg lynestrenol tablet as an emergency contraceptive pill right?

Caution: Please check out this website: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/worldwide/default. Asp
I was unable to find that Lynestrenol 5 mg tablets at whatever daily dose would be used as emergency contraception. Even if it works, it may not be prudent to take it, because lynestrenol is a pregnancy category D drug (high risk of causing birth defects), and you don't want it to fail having ingested the drug. ...Read more

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Hello, What are the risks of using an emergency contraceptive pill after having used it before this year?

Hello, What are the risks of using an emergency contraceptive pill after having used it before this year?

Pregnancy: The risk is a pregnancy that was not planned, not the pill.
You should be very sure of your choices because it can have such a life changing effect for you and the person with you.
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R there any side effects of using emergency contraceptive pills. .... How frequently can we take these pills?

Bleeding: The most common side effects of emergency contraception is irregular bleeding for 1-2 months after taking. Most widely used emergency contraceptive formulations are Progesterone only & there is no nausea. Plan b for example. Only older formulas using estrogen and Progesterone cause nausea. In some cases birth control pills can be used at high dose as emergency contraception and will cause nausea. ...Read more

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I have been on pills for seven days and had sex on the sevenh day but still took my pill do I need an emergency contraceptive?

I have been on pills for seven days and had sex on the sevenh day but still took my pill do I need an emergency contraceptive?

RTFM!!!!!: Depends on the pill. Read the package insert or look up that brand on the net. If you try to get a general idea, the answers are all over the place: 2 days, 2 weeks, two months, one month, 6 weeks, blah blah blah. If you don't have the insert, if you don't have a computer, if you don't have a friend to research it for you, then wait until one full cycle of the pills. That's a fairly good estimate. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of emergency contraceptive pill if taken twice. Not frequently I know about them. Only twice?

NOT TOO BAD: This stuff mess up your periods for few months. Also this is like taking over 7 regular pills at once! Not for routine use please. All the horrible side effects of bcp in the bcp booklet may hit you. Once and twice a year is not that bad. ...Read more

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What to do if I had protected sex but still I took emergency contraceptive pill within 30 hrs. What to do if I had bleeding after 8 days 2?

Normal: Emergency contraceptive disrupts your usual cycle to encourage uterine lining sloughing (=period), so this is to be expected. May be more or less than usual, but if severe, then contact your Gyn for eval. ...Read more

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Is it true tht we can only take emergency contraceptive pills only once or twice a year? R there any long term sideeffects of taking these pills?

More often ok but...: They are ok to take more often. No long term side effects but less reliable than regular contraception. If using repeatedly, why not talk to healthcare provider about using more reliable methods. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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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