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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

By causing bleeding: These pills cause your cycle to start and thus prevent implantation. Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does the morning after pill work in your body to prevent pregnancy? If you had two incidents in one week?

How long does the morning after pill work in your body to prevent pregnancy? If you had two incidents in one week?

Plan B: Is most effective when taken within the first 24 hours of intercourse and loses some effectiveness the further out it is taken. It is still effective 72 hours from intercourse. 89% effective at 72 hours. There may be some effectiveness up to 5 days according to some studies, but I could not find any percentages. You should not use plan B as a regular contraceptive, choose one. 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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How does the morning after pill work and helps out?

How does the morning after pill work and helps out?

Check out this link.: Take care! Http://m.Plannedparenthood. Org/mt/www. Plannedparenthood. Org/health-topics/emergency-contraception-morning-after-pill-4363.Asp.

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can the morning after pill work?

Prevent conception: Emergency contraceptive pills work by keeping the egg from being released by the ovary or by keeping the sperm and egg from getting together. Current evidence says they do not work by keeping a pregnancy from implanting in the uterus. Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can the morning after pill work?

Like reg. Bcps: Just like birth control pills, the morning after pill can stop ovulation from occuring, or can delay ovulation. It also can interfere with the wombs ability to accept a pregnancy. Read more

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Does the morning after pill lways work?

Does the morning after pill lways work?

It is not 100%: Nothing is 100%. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. Read more

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Does the morning after pill always work?

Does the morning after pill always work?

Nothing is 100%: Effective. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. Read more

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Does the morning after pill always work after u take it the same day and what u usually see to detect it really worked??

Nothing is always: The morning after pill does not always work but it is reasonably effective. The best way to think of this is to recognize that when used within 72 hours of intercourse the morning after pill will prevent over 50% of pregnancies which otherwise might have occurred. You can tell it worked is by waiting for your period to come or by doing a pregnancy test about one week after your period was due. Read more

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I think I have ovulated will the morning after pill work?

I think I have ovulated will the morning after pill work?

Yes, it can be used: At any time during your menstrual cycle. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. Read more

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Have Crohn's disease and its under control. Will the morning after pill work?

Have Crohn's disease and its under control. Will the morning after pill work?

Yes: Crohn's disease should not decrease the effectiveness of the morning after pill. However, don't rely on that for routine birth control. Get seen and get on something effective! Read more

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I'm currently taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp. Will the morning after pill work?

No interactions...: There are no interactions between these two meds so if you take Plan B as prescribed you should be fine in this regards. However, note that Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) could interact with other combination contraceptives, so always consult with your doctor when taking new antibiotics if you take other type of birth control. Read more

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I had unprotected sex during ovulation will the morning after pill work? He pulled out, but im still not sure if nothing got in.

I had unprotected sex during ovulation will the morning after pill work? He pulled out, but im still not sure if nothing got in.

Yes: A morning-after pill taken the day after sex is very effective in preventing pregnancy. It is about 95% effective, which translates to: if 100 women take the pill the day after sex, about 5 women get pregnant, and 95 will not get pregnant from that sex. The morning-after pill works less well on days 3, 4, or 5 after sex. One can do a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex to verify non-pregnancy. Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

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