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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after daily sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after daily sex?

Asked and Answered: No. No reason to keep asking us the same question. The answer is not going to change. Emergency contraception is not for repeated or frequent use. That would be extremely unwise, unhealthy and an inappropriate way to prevent pregnancy. Are you hoping to harm the body and organs of the female you love? ...Read more

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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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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Nuclear Option: No. That is like always using a nuclear bomb when there are safer and wiser and healthier forms of contraception. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is emergency contraceptive pill most effective?

Can you tell me exactly when is emergency contraceptive pill most effective?

Emergency Contracept: When taken as soon as possible after the act of sexual intercourse in which there was a failure of the form of protection being used. ...Read more

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Can i take the emergency contraceptive pill twice within same week?

Can i take the emergency contraceptive pill twice within same week?

Yes: The morning after pill is actually quite safe and it can be used as often as it is needed. Emergency contraception is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex; best taken within first 3 days; but can provide protection up to 5 days so you can use it twice in one week. Using emergency contraception doesn't prevent pregnancy as well as methods you use before or after sex. ...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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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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Hello, What are the risks of using an emergency contraceptive pill after having used it before this year?

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

There should be none: Shouldn't be an issue, but why are you in this dilemma? Use a barrier method, iud, or BCP until you are truly ready to get pregnant. ...Read more

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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 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 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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more