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How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

How soon can you start taking birth control pills after taking the morning after pill?

Ocp start: On the day of your bleeding or the sunday following your cycle depending on your pill. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can you start taking birth control pills right after taking the morning after pill?

Can you start taking birth control pills right after taking the morning after pill?

Yes: You can start the birth control pill at any time. It may be reasonable for some women to start the pill at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, but any time is acceptible. If the pill is started at any time other than the beginning of the cycle, you should use some other from of birth control for two weeks. After two weeks you will be protected. ...Read more

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Might I start on birth control pills after taking morning after pill?

Might I start on birth control pills after taking morning after pill?

B/c pills.: You can start b/c pills any time. In the old days you had to wait after the first sunday after your period, but not now. F/u with uour ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use birth control pills after using the morning after pill?

Is it safe to use birth control pills after using the morning after pill?

Yes & Recommended: After you've had a withdrawal bleed from map, you can start ocps as instructed by your doc. Take them regularly & you'll not only avoid pregnancy risks, but you'll benefit from lighter, less painful cycles, less menstrual pain, less ovulation discomfort, improvement of any pmdd symptoms, and less acne. Sounds worth it to me. Fertility resumes as soon as you stop them also. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I started birth control pills, should I take the morning after pill?

I started birth control pills, should I take the morning after pill?

Scenario?: It is recommended that you use backup protection for first month on birth control pills. If you had sexual intercourse & just started oral contraceptives with no back up plans - the morning after pill is an option. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill conflict with birth control pills?

Can the morning after pill conflict with birth control pills?

Morning after pill: Not really. The bcp controls your hormones, estrogen, and progestone. The morning after pill cause your body to have your uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more

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My friend has been on birth control pills for 6yrs and had sex and the guy came inside 4 times should she take the morning after pill, or not?

My friend has been on birth control pills for 6yrs and had sex and the guy came inside 4 times should she take the morning after pill, or not?

She should be OK: As long as a woman takes her birth control pill correctly it should protect her from pregnancy no matter how many ejaculations she encounters. It of course doesn't protect her from sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I have read that women on birth control pills have withdrawl bleeding, if a woman takes a morning after pill, can she experience the same bleeding? Also how many days after she takes the pill does she bleed?

I have read that women on birth control pills have withdrawl bleeding, if a woman takes a morning after pill, can she experience the same bleeding? Also how many days after she takes the pill does she bleed?

Plan B: The morning after pill may cause irregular spotting and bleeding but it may also have an impact on your next period. Although most women still have their period on time, you may have it several days later or earlier than usual. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would I feel or what would happen to my body if I take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

Could you tell me what would I feel or what would happen to my body if I take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

This does not make s: Your question does not make much sense to me. Do you now have breast cancer or you just imagining things? Once there is a diagnosis of breast cancer made, we ask patients to avoid taking hormone pills, if possible. ...Read more

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What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?

What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?

No interaction.: If you are on birth control pills, took the morning after pill and are taking Amoxicillin for an unrelated reason, you are extremely unlikely to be pregnant. Check a home urine pregnancy test the after a missed period and if negative repeat in a week - that's the only way to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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When after taking the morning after pill can I start birth control?

Birth control: In the old days b/c was started after your perod. But now you can start anytime. Consult with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you stop taking birth control and have taken the morning after pill?

Morning after pill: If taken within 72 hours the morning after pill will significantly reduce the chance of becoming pregnant from that even of sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use birth control as a morning after pill?

Is it possible to use birth control as a morning after pill?

Yes: There are several protocols available that are effective and have been in use for years. ...Read more

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Should I take the morning after pill if I'm already on birth control?

Should I take the morning after pill if I'm already on birth control?

No: If you are using birth control already the "morning after pill" should not be needed. If you have not been using your birth control method properly, then the "morning after pill" may still be a good idea. ...Read more

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Can birth control work as a morning after pill? Help please?

Can birth control work as a morning after pill? Help please?

Yes: Levonorgestrel is the same drug in the morning after pill. Ask your prescriber or pharmacist what drug is in your birth control. Or pay the 50$ and take both, that it okay too. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and morning after pill together, is that okay?

I'm on birth control and morning after pill together, is that okay?

Oral contraceptive: & emergency contraceptive can be taken together. ...Read more

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To cover myself, should I take the morning after pill? I'm on birth control and just took morning after pill 3 weeks ago?

To cover myself, should I take the morning after pill? I'm on birth control and just took morning after pill 3 weeks ago?

To cover yourself?: If you're not taking your birth control pill consistently, you would not be protected from pregnancy. In that case you might need plan b. Taking your oral contraceptive pills as prescribed will cover you sufficiently, if you're willing to do that. ...Read more

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Should I stop my regular birth control while I take emergency contriception? I started my birth control 3 days late and I had unprotected sex. I know I should take the morning after pill but I am not sure if I should stop taking my birth control to take t

Should I stop my regular birth control while I take emergency contriception? I started my birth control 3 days late and I had unprotected sex. I know I should take the morning after pill but I am not sure if I should stop taking my birth control to take t

By: By the date of this post 4 days have passed therefore I will advise you for the future. You should not stop using your NuvaRing if you plan to take a Plan B emergency contraception pill.
Lastly if you want the NuvaRing to be effective you have to insert it at the approriate time. Consider creative ways to remind yourself when it needs to be inserted.
Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine the morning after pill with birth control?

Is it safe to combine the morning after pill with birth control?

Ok but why?: Usually the morning after pill is used when a women has not been on the birth control pill. If the bc pill was not taken correctly - on time every day- then, if one is concerned you could take the morning after pill followed by a restart of your daily bc pill. ...Read more

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Is okay to take morning after pill if it expired about a year ago? I'm on birth control but I missed two consecutive pills.

Is okay to take morning after pill if it expired about a year ago? I'm on birth control but I missed two consecutive pills.

Discard expired pill: It is wiser to get rid of "morning after pills which expired about a year ago" and buy others.
Be safe and continue taking your contraceptive pills more regularly and consider switching to a much more effective and "forgettable" method of preventing pregnancy like an IUD or a subdermal implant. Remember about male or female condoms too. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control for 2 weeks and last night I had unprotected sex. Should I still take the morning after pill?

I have been on birth control for 2 weeks and last night I had unprotected sex. Should I still take the morning after pill?

No: If you've been on for two weeks you already have more protection from pregnancy than the morning after pill would give you. ...Read more

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If I am two weeks into birth control and have had unprotected sex, should I take the morning after pill? What would it do for me?

If I am two weeks into birth control and have had unprotected sex, should I take the morning after pill? What would it do for me?

Wouldn't hurt: It depends when you started your birth control pills. If you started birth control for the 1st time ever 2 weeks ago and you started the 3-5th day of your period, then you probably don't need to use the morning after.

If you have been on the pill for many cycles, then definitely no need

otherwise, it wouldn't hurt to take the morning after pill. Actually it never hurts. It might just be overkill. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...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