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How Long Does Plan B Stay In Your Body
How long does Plan B stay in the body? What happens if you take it before Ovulation? Will the egg come out after a few days? Thanks.
Effectivness is 72: Hours, however the effectives tapers off with time from intercourse. So it is most effective the closer taken after intercourse and less effective as time passes. It suppress ovulation if taken before ovulation. If suppression goes away due to time pass and weakened effectiveness of the drug it is possible that the egg come out from the ovary. ...Read more
The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy!
the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk.
If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?
5 days: It is unusual to have symptoms longer than 5-7 days. If they last longer or if you have worrisome symptoms such as excessive bleeding see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
How long should I wait to workout after taking Plan B? I've heard your body can burn off medication, and I don't want to get pregnant
Few hours: Just wait a few hours until it is absorbed then work out will be fine. ...Read more
Can taking multiple (10tyms) Plan B cause ovarian cyst? If so, what kind? How long will the hormone be out of the body? Last, can it make you infertile
Plan B: Plan b will not make you infertile. It can increase risk for non-cancerous cysts. Taking Plan B so many times indicates the person is not using effective contraception and is having unprotected sex. This individual should see a physician to get tested for sti's and to develop an effective plan a. Plan b is a fall-back safety net. It should not be anyone's primary form of contraception. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.
Not a concern: The progesterone hormone in Plan B is safe to take while breastfeeding and will not harm your child. Exclusive breastfeeding will provide you with some protection but you might want to discuss with your doctor about going on the "mini pill" for better reliability. This is a better option that episodically using Plan B. ...Read more
Plan B: Plan B is taken orally. You swallow the pills within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. When used in this way it decreases the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. IT works by delaying or blocking ovulation. It is not an abortive agent. It begins working as soon as you swallow it as the hormones are absorbed. ...Read more
LongEnoughFor Sperms: It delays long enough for sperms to die as sparms can live up to 4 days. So it is more than 4 days. Or ovulation is inhibitrd. And it can irritate the lining of the endometrium (in uterus) so implantation does not take place. This mode works even if the fertilization has taken place or will take place if you were already ovulating ...Read more
How long does plan B delay ovulation? I took 2 on 2 diff days and have had unprotected sex several times since. Haven't had a period yet and I'm late.
Pregnancy test: I would recommend a pregnancy test to make certain ...Read more
How long does Plan B side effects last? I've had cramping, spotting, and breast pain since I've taken it a little over 2 days ago.
Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more
Don't wait: 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. ...Read more
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