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Is Is Good To Use P2 Pills To Prevent Pregnancy
Great question! Many benefits to bcp's have evolved over the last 40 or so years that they have been around, allow me to list a few:
1. Regulate menses
2. Help to prevent ovarian cysts
3. Decrease heavy menstrual blood flow
4. Decrease cramping
5. Treatment for pcos (polycycstic ovary)
6. 5 years or more of use has been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer in 1/2 there's more... ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is birth control pills, condoms, and a vasectomy a good combo of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy?
Contraception: Yes. All 3 of those together are very protective against pregnancy. Generally speaking, pregnancy would not be an issue after a male partner has obtained a vasectomy. This procedure would need reversal in order for pregnancy to occur. When used correctly birth control alone is 99.9% effective. Condoms are about 98% effective when used correctly. ...Read more
Age 29 w/ Pcos, bmi 27.1, doctor gave 500mg metformin 24hr pills to help w/ my goal to loose weight and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to prevent pregnancy, is this combo good?
See below: Hydronephrosis may have left you with a reduced kidney function, which may affect your pregnancy. The doctor can help you understand the risks of taking contraceptive pills vs the hazards if any of a pregnancy with reduced kidney function. It all depends on the extent of loss of kidney function. ...Read more
After not taking birth control for 2 weeks and had unprotected sex my bf ejaculated inside can I continue to take the pills to prevent pregnancy?
Can you take aygestin to delay a period at the same time as birth control pills to prevent pregnancy?
The mixture may lead to heavier bleeding when you stop!
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Inactive pills: The inactive pills have no hormones and are only to keep you taking a pill every day and knowing when to start the next pack ...Read more
What are "now" pills: Your question is unclear as it's not certain what "now" pills are? ...Read more
Generally no.: Three weeks later if it is going to occur the pregnancy has already occurred thus prevention is no longer an option. Check a pregnancy test. If negative check again in a week or so. ...Read more
Other options: The most effective methods of birth control are the so-called long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) methods which are extremely effective (as effective as sterilization), long acting 3-10 years and include a rod that is placed beneath the skin of the upper arm, or two types of iuds. There are also other options-- the patch, a vaginal ring, or other non hormonal options that fail more often. ...Read more
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If a home ovulation test says you are ovulating, is the Plan B pill not likely to prevent pregnancy?
Its about 7 days I had unprotected sex. Please guide me is their any pill or medicine used to prevent pregnancy.
Its a bit late: The available "morning after" type pills work best when taken soon, no later than 72 hrs after exposures. So the easy out may be too late. You will need to wait it out to see if your pregnant or contact a local doc for advise. ...Read more
I wanted to be more educated about sex before I do it so I wanted to know how can u prevent pregnancy without condoms or any pills?
A friend took the emergency pill in order to prevent pregnancy however she took it 20 days after the intercourse what side effrects are with that?
Several: Nausea, vomiting, menstrural irregularities, abd pain and breast tenderness. If it was taken 20 days after intercourse it would be ineffective. It is most effective when used in 72 hours and moderately effective within 120 hrs. ...Read more
BCP: The only person that can answer this correctly is your doctor. ...Read more
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
Partner is not always around. Having sex everyday for about 10days. What kind of pills should b taken to prevent pregnancy?
Birth control pills: There isn't much you can do at this point about your exposure over the past 10 days. You may have already conceived. Emergency Contraception (Ella (ulipristal acetate) or Plan B) is really only helpful within a few days after unprotected sex. In the future, I would recommend getting on birth control pills prior to having sex. Other options include: injections, implants, an IUD or condoms. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex on Sunday &took a morning (Postinor-2)I had unprotected sex on Monday would it prevent pregnancy or do Ineed to take another pill?
Need to take...: Take a break from having sex. At least until a reliable form of birth control is begun and effective. That being said, Sunday's emergency contraceptive pill should still work on Monday. One can also ask her Ob-Gyn about putting in an IUD, which works as emergency contraception and continues to work for several years. A urine pregnancy test should be done in 3 weeks to confirm nonpregnancy. ...Read more
I am 50 & experienced hotflushes since 2 weeks. My period is overdue 10days, otherwise always regulary. Should I take the pill to prevent pregnancy?
Maybe: As you can imagine pregnancy would be super rare for someone your age. Having said that whether to use protection to prevent pregnancy is a personal decision. Pregnancy unlikely but not 100% impossible. If you have a new partner consider condoms as stds occur at any age. Talk to your doctor for additional advice as they know if you have any risk factors for estrogen use ...Read more
Yes: Failure rate is about 2.5% when used properly and combined. ...Read more
Technically yes: Using progestin-only emergency contraceptive pills once, will probably not affect either the quantity or quality of the milk your breasts are producing. Although some hormones may be passed through breast milk, your child is not likely to experience any adverse effects. However, the label for ella (ulipristal acetate) states that nursing mothers should not use ella (ulipristal acetate), it is unknown if there could be risk for the baby. ...Read more
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