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What is it that is really bad about the morning after pill?

What is it that is really bad about the morning after pill?

Agree w Dr. Askew: It is not an abortion pill. It does have potential side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. ...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


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Should I take the morning after pill even though ive had a bad reaction. To it before?

Should I take the morning after pill even though ive had a bad reaction. To it before?

Check with doc: There is more than one form of EC and I wound not recommend doing one that you had a bad reaction to. Your doc can recommend an alternative. ...Read more

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Is the morning after pill considered bad for people with low estrogen?

Is the morning after pill considered bad for people with low estrogen?

Not related: You do not have low estrogen if you are able to become pregnant. I do not recommend the morning after pill because it can potentially cause an embryo to not implant in the uterus, basically causing an early abortion. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill once, is there bad effects in the long term? And is it the same as the contraceptive pill? Which is heavier?

I took the morning after pill once, is there bad effects in the long term? And is it the same as the contraceptive pill? Which is heavier?

Plan B: Plan B emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills, just at a higher dose. There are no long term bad effects. You are fine. ...Read more

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I'm receiving quite bad acne since taking the morning after pill, and it's been four days since I took it. How long will this continue for?

I'm receiving quite bad acne since taking the morning after pill, and it's been four days since I took it. How long will this continue for?

Unknown: Unfortunately, there is no way to really predict how any individual person will react to hormonal changes. That being said, the hormones were given over a very short period of time and should clear your body quickly. Hence the acne should not be as bad once this breakout clears. ...Read more

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Are bad cramps and extremely heavy bleeding normal a week later after taking the morning after pill?

Are bad cramps and extremely heavy bleeding normal a week later after taking the morning after pill?

Common: The morning after pill will often give you irregular bleeding. If you do not want to be pregnant consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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I had to take the morning after pill on the 22nd of may I had sex on the 19th bleed on the 29th now I'm 6 days late how bad does it affect ur period?

I had to take the morning after pill on the 22nd of may I had sex on the 19th bleed on the 29th now I'm 6 days late how bad does it affect ur period?

See your provider: When you take the morning after pill, it is Progesterone and kind of flushes your lining and brings on a period. This can effect the timing of your next period. Please see your provider to discuss a better method of birth control. And do a first morning pregnancy test just to be sure. Morning after pill is not 100% effective ...Read more

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I often take nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) levonorgestrel and ethinyloestradiol as a morning after pill. Is it bad when the time comes that I want to get preg?

I often take nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) levonorgestrel and ethinyloestradiol as a morning after pill. Is it bad when the time comes that I want to get preg?

No studies show this: At this time no studies have shown decrease fertility with periodic user of morning after pill. I would encourage you to consider a better form of continuous birth control. There are many options available depending on your health status. I would discuss with your doctor. If you are having to use this a lot, it suggests unprotected sex practices. This increases risk of std's. Wear condoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have strange symptoms after the morning after pill?

Is it possible to have strange symptoms after the morning after pill?

Yes: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if your period is 7 or more days late. ...Read more

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How many months more or less does it usually take to get your period back on track after the morning after pill? Thanks

A few days: The morning after pill if out of your system in a few days with no long term effects on the menstrual cycle. Very temporary menstrual cycle disruption is common -- meaning some bleeding a few days after taking it. ...Read more

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Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Possible Side Effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it: Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...Read more

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What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

No side effects OR: Potential side effects of: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Which usually happens after taking the morning after pill?

Prevents pregnancy: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can Flucloxacillin be used as a morning after pill?

Antibiotic: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, and to my knowledge has no use as a morning after pill. ...Read more

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Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

What meds ru taking: It should be but it would be helpful if you can list the medications you are taking so drug interactions can be reviewed. ...Read more

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How effective is "the morning after pill? " I could be ovulating too.

95%: As above, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, sooner the better ...Read more

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Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Emergency contracept: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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For what reasons haven't I gotten my period after taking the morning after pill?

For what reasons haven't I gotten my period after taking the morning after pill?

Typical disruption: 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

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How can I get the morning after pill?

At pharmacy.: No prescription required. Www. Planbonestep. Com provides coupons and name of local pharmacies that carry the med. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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?

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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Can the morning after pill actually work?

Yes: Originally called the yuzpe method, it is very effective. An offshoot of this method which has been around since the 1970s, is the Plan B method, now available over the counter. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more