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Is It Okay For My Girlfriend To Take Her Birth Control 3 Hours Late
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
I had sex noveember 6 had my november cycle but my december cycle have not came. I'm two weeks late. I been cramping for three weeks but no cycke, I take birth control, could I be pregnant?
Not impossible: Pregnancy is not impossible on birth control, but if used properly, most methods make pregnancy very unlikely. Some types of birth control cause menstrual irregularity especially early-on. Specifically the "mini-pill, " (progesterone only) and the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots will often make cycles less frequent. You may try asking again and specifying what type of birth control you take in the question. ...Read more
How close to the same time each day do you need to take birth control (combination pill)? Is there a window of hours late that is regularly okay?
My shot still hurts! I take the birth control shot on my butt, and it usually only huurts a few hours. Its been three days and it rlly hurts. It also bled alot, and its purplish. Why is this?
It: It sounds like you developed a hematoma (bruise) where the injection was given. Usually it will resolve within a week. Analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil will help. Also cool compresses to the area will ease your symptoms. If the area hurts more, gets very red, or tender to the touch, then you may be dealing with an infection and you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
No: If you miss 24° then there is a problem, but five hours, no. ...Read more
How quickly does it take for sprintee birth control to start working? I waited 7 days, but the day before I was an hour late.
I just remembered to take my birth control and I'm 5 hours late taking it. Should I take it as soon as possible or take two tomorrow?
Take now: Taking it 5 (or 6) hours late is better than 24 hours late. This should not affect effectiveness. See http://www. Fitsugar. Com/what-do-when-you-miss-taking-birth-control-pill-18453590 for details. ...Read more
Sometimes I take my birth control a hour or two late or I forget and take it the next day along with my pill for that day. Am I still protected?
Yes: Yes but I would avoid missing the day. Taking it at different hours does not have any effect. I would create a time to take it everyday to be safe. Like in the morning when brushing your teeth. ...Read more
If I take 1 birth control pill 3 hours late, did I just mess up the whole month of birth control or can I resume the normal time the next night?
Birth control: You can resume the next night without a problem ...Read more
I was 4 hours late taking my birth control (vestura), usually take it at 7pm but wasn't home and took it at 11pm, does this make it ineffective?
No: 4 hours will not effect it.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I take my birth control (Reclipsen) and hour and a half later than usual one day, and 30 minutes late the next day, is it still just as effective?
The time variation you mentioned should not affect the effectiveness of the pill.
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No: It isn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually it's not: It is best to take oral contraceptive pills about the same time every day to maintain a steady level of hormones in your body and block ovulation. A few hours early or a few hours late are not likely to cause a problem. Consider switching to a Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptive like an intrauterine device or a subdermal implant. These LARCs are your most effective methods to prevent pregnancy ...Read more
No worries: Generally there is nothing to worry about if you take your bcp a few hours late or a few hours early. That being said it is better to take the pill around the same time each to help you remember to take it. There are a few woman who with even a few hours of variation will get spotting from break through bleeding. ...Read more
You're fine: If you take your pill within 12 hours of your usual tie, there is not any effect on efficacy. If you are in the 12-24 hour range of usual time, tiny drop in effectiveness. Once you are over a day late, there is a small but definite effect and you should consider a back-up form of contraception. Finally, if over 2 days late, consider that cycle uneffective - you may ovulate and get pregnant. ...Read more
Yes: Hi there, so long as you take your pills about every 24 hours, plus or minus 2 hours, you should not have to worry about side effects or the pills being ineffective. You're OK! Just do your best to take your pills every day - you can set your mobile device with an alarm to help, if you want! ...Read more
I take Orsythia birth control and took one pill at the end of week two ~10-12 hours late. Am I still protected?
Yes protected: Yes, you are protected.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took my birth control pill two hours late. I take it at the same time every day. Should I use a backup method?
Should be ok:
Two hours late isn't significant. I.e. You didn't miss a day right?
When you ask about 'backup' - it's important to realize that no contraception; not even birth control pills are 100% effective (pretty close though).
Also oral contraception doesn't protect against sexually transmitted illnesses, so condoms may be something you want to consider for both pregnancy and STI prevention ...Read more
I was a few hours late on my birth control pill, I take it same time everyday, did I puts self at grater risk for pregnacy?
Oral contraceptive: A few hours will not make a difference. ...Read more
Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?
Take it Now: If you are late taking just 1 pill, it may not give you much trouble. Some women will experience breakthrough bleeding which is irregular bleeding in this cycle. It will definitely reduce your birth control efficacy. I always advise patients to use another form of birth control if they miss a pill. Do not think in general they pose significant health issues. ...Read more
I started my next birth control pack (junel, combination oc pill) about three hours late, will this compromise my pregnancy protection at all?
Unlikely: This is not likely to cause a problem. ...Read more
I have missed three periods now. I am on birth control pill. Have been stressed and lost about 5 lbs. I take the pill everyday within an hour. Normal?
Normal: This is most likely an effect of a low-dose pill. If it is bothersome not to have a cycle you may need to change pills. ...Read more
I got my period a day early and I'm on birth control. I take my pills consistently, sometimes a couple of hours late. Is this normal?
Irregularity in period usually isn't a significant issue.
Take care. ...Read more
Should I take plan B unprotected sex while on birth control. Take it regularly but yesterday I was an hour late. Took it on time after. No ejaculation?
Pregnancy: Hi, if u have not missed any pills then not likely. ...Read more
On combo birth control pill, sometimes take 1 or 2 hours late. He came in me, period on time normal flow for only 2 days 3rd day light spotting, preg?
Pregnancy unlikely: Pregnancy is unlikely but you can always do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Girlfriend 8 days late on period. Takes birth control daily, always uses condoms, 2 at home test negative, chances of being pregnant?
Not likely: Given girfriend on BCP and you use condoms it is highly unlikely that she is pregnant. You can try another pregnancy test in a few days and if that is still negative then it is not due to pregnancy. ...Read more
How soon should I take a pregnancy test? I am at the end of my first month of a new birth control pill. The second week, I took a pill a couple of hours late. The health information that came with my pill said that might cause me to go without a period th
I ran out of birth control and haven't taken it for three days. I do not take birth control for contraception. Can I take four pills at once.
Am I still covered on birth control if I take my pill after being fingered I've been on birth control for three months?
Family practice: You should be fine as long as you been taking it regularly for 3 months. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Sometimesyou may be nauseous but it usually passes in a day or so. ...Read more
Not a good idea: If you missed two birth control pills in a row, you are no longer protected from unintended pregnancy. You might consider using a back up method (such as condoms) until after your next menstrual period. If you have trouble remembering to take your pill every day, a doctor can help you choose a birth control method that is a better fit for you. ...Read more
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