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How To Manage Hormones After Taking Plan B And On Birth Control Pills
Can plan b cause you to ovulate even if you're on birth control pills because of the decrese in hormones after 120hrs?
No: If you are on birth control then there is no reason to be taking Plan B. Plan B is for those who are not on birth control to take after having sex. Using Plan B would not make the birth control pills less effective it is just not necessary to take Plan B when you were already protected in the first place ...Read more
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
Is it harder on the female body to take 1-2 Plan B pills /month, or take regular birth control pills, from a hormonal perspective?
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you would get pregnant which is obviously what you are asking taking both Plan B and birth control pills correctly but, if you are taking your pills correctly, there is no reason to take Plan B. It would be better to use condoms and decrease the risk of STDs in addition to increasing the contraceptive effectiveness. Hope this helps. ...Read more
When will you get you period after taking Plan B and taking your daily birth control pills? Took 2 hpt, both negative. When will I have my cycle?
When a woman takes hormones to manipulate their period, the result can be totally different from woman to woman.
Once you start your cycle, it may take 2 or 3 cycles to get re regulated. ...Read more
Should I continue the rest of my birth control pills after taking plan b? I have about two weeks left. Only took it because I might have missed a day
Would taking Plan B right after sex as a precaution while on birth control pills cause me to ovulate?
I ejaculated in my gf 2 nights ago, but she's on birth control pills and she took a Plan B after just to be safe?
I am on birth control pills and took Plan B today. Are there any bad side effects? Should I be worried?
If I'm on birth control pills (microgestin Fe) can I take the plan B pill for more coverage? Will this effect me?
Birth control pill: Microgestin FE is birth control pill containing estrogen and progesterone. Plan B is a progestational agent. There is no need for extra coverage if you have been taking the pill properly and have not been on antibiotics. The additional Progesterone could cause break through bleeding. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex last night (friday), on birth control pills, haven't missed one. He pulled out should I take plan b?
If you are concerned: Yes, better safe than sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am on birth control pills. This is my "fertile week." I was 8 mins late last night w/my pill & my BF ejaculated in me today. Do I need a Plan B??
I am on birth control pills and took plan b a day before my period was suppose to come. I haven't gotten my period yet, did plan b throw it off?
Maybe: Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or the quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking Plan B, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time but not all of the time. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take Plan B when on birth control pills? Or is safer to just trust my bc pills? I've been on it for 3 months and take it perfectly
Oral contraceptives: When taken consistently and correctly would be sufficient. You don't need to take an emergency contraceptive in this scenariol. ...Read more
I took plan b and a two days later I had cramps and spotting. I am on birth control pills but was worried they failed. Is it implantation or plan b?
Likely the Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
A condom broke a day before my period. L took Plan B. Been on birth control pills for 2 months. My period lasted only 3 days. Should I be worried?
Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?
I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more
I've already gotten my period twice after taking Plan B & started birth control pills. Now, I'm experiencing a hard stomach. What could be causing it?
Had unprotected sex while on birth control (pills), during off week, just started period, he ejaculated inside me, should I take plan b? Been on bc 1yr
Essentially no risk: If you were taking your bcp as prescribed and this was your off week, during which you had your period, you will have very, very low risk of getting pregnant. Resume taking your bcp as prescribed for the start of your 28 day cycle. Meanwhile you may want to refresh your education a bit about other hazards of unprotected sex, such as sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more
Took birth control pills perfectly but got nervous. Took Plan B without real need to. Protected for rest of month if I keep taking bc pills every day?
Yes: You are protected if you continue your birth control pills. ...Read more
Hi I started birth control pills on day 3 of my cycle. I had unprotected sex on the 6th day of taking birth control. Do I need to take the plan b pill?
Could taking Plan B exactly one month ago cause the effectiveness of my regular birth control pills to be lower now?
What is the difference between the Plan B emergency contraceptive and regular birth control pills?
Mechanisms differ: Plan b is levonorgestrel. It alters the tubes to prevent passage of the eggs and sperm and prevent fertilization. It also alters the endometrium to prevent implantation. Birth control pills usually contain an estrogen and a progesterone. They suppress LH and FSH to prevent ovulation. They also alter the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering. ...Read more
I was off birth control pills for a month. In the first week of starting my pills again I had sex will my bc be effective or should I take plan b?
Uncertain: I don't know which oral contraceptive you are taking. You can check on-line to see how long it takes your particular birth control to be effective. Or your pharmacist can advise you. Depending on this info, you can make the decision as to whether or not, it would be productive to take Plan B One Step. ...Read more
I forgot to take my birth control pills at 6:30 yesterday it's been 24 hours. Can I take a Plan B since I had unprotected sex in between the time? .
I don't normally take birth control. But I had unprotected sex and was told if I take 3 birth control pills it works like plan b? Is this true? How?
Not exactly: Some pills are designed to be emergency contraception pills (those work best). Regular birth control pills have various hormones in them, and SOME types of those pills can be taken to try to prevent a pregnancy. One can also get an IUD, which works well as emergency contraception (ask one's Ob-Gyn doctor). A reference table can be found at: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more
I never take my birth control pills more than 5hrs late (at most). On the 21st day of my pack I had unprotected sex. Do I need plan b?
What is the best way to use birth control pills as EC/Plan B? Not currently on the pill, but have a few extras from a month or so ago.
Depends of pill: Strength: Usually 2 tablets of Nordette AM/PM. Similarly lo- ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) or ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) 2 tab AM/PM) Plan B, $ tablets of most tricyclic pills within 24-36 hrs of intercourse: of course- try condoms, spermicidal foam, jelly, sponges, or diaphragm- see- you can get pregnant or ill without protection. Get squared away of BC pills- you will need the ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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
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