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5 days ago. Took lo loestrin blue pills as an emergency contraception. I can't afford plan b.Been spotting blood with a clear discharge. Am i pregnant?

5 days ago. Took lo loestrin blue pills as an emergency contraception. I can't afford plan b.Been spotting blood with a clear discharge. Am i pregnant?

Emergency: Contraceptives side effects can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. So, your spotting does not mean that you are pregnant. The only 100% way that a woman knows she is not pregant after taking an emergency contraceptive is when she gets her actual period. Take care. ...Read more

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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


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I started taking birth control (Lo Loestrin Fe) on 11/8. On 11/4, I took Plan B due to an emergency. This morning, the condom broke. What should I do?

I started taking birth control (Lo Loestrin Fe) on 11/8. On 11/4, I took Plan B due to an emergency. This morning, the condom broke. What should I do?

Thorough history: In order to give qualified advice to a woman, where there is no way to tell, how different regimens of hormones may have impacted her cycle, a thorough history needs to be taken. This can best be done during a doctors' visit. ...Read more

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Can lo loestrin fe birth control pills be used as emergency contraceptives?Took 2 pills after unprotected sex and 2 more the next day, am i ok?

Can lo loestrin fe birth control pills be used as emergency contraceptives?Took 2 pills after unprotected sex and 2 more the next day, am i ok?

Plan B : 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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Took my bc pills as a form of Plan B (lo loestrin fe, 4 pills, 12 hours apart, pills m-th). How do I continue to take my birth control? Today is mon.

Took my bc pills as a form of Plan B (lo loestrin fe, 4 pills, 12 hours apart, pills m-th). How do I continue to take my birth control? Today is mon.

One per day: You should continue taking your pill one per day as you normally would. I am confused though. If you were already on birth control then there was no need to take Plan B or a form of emergency contraception. That is what birth control is for. Also you did not do the correct dose since you are on a 10 mg birth control pill. You underdosed. Its best to consult with a doctor before doing things alone. ...Read more

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What is emergency contraception process?

What is emergency contraception process?

Take the medication: Plan b is a two dose regiment taken 12 hours apparat. Plan b one step is a single dose. Both must be taken within 72 hours of the event. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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What type of emergency contraception is there?

What type of emergency contraception is there?

Plan B: It is available as an over the counter pill. Read and follow the instructions as it is best given within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the options for emergency contraception?

What are the options for emergency contraception?

Yes: Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol. It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years. ...Read more

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What are the aftereffects of taking emergency contraception pills?

What are the aftereffects of taking emergency contraception pills?

Nausea, late period: You may expect some nausea and a change in your menstrual cycle. Your period may not come when you expect it. If it is more than 2 wks late, you should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

Depends how soon: Depends when you took it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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Can necon 1/35 be used as emergency contraception?

Can necon 1/35 be used as emergency contraception?

Yes it can: You'd need to take 4 pills then 4 pills 12 hours later. This dose is very likely to cause significant nausea. It would be best to take a sea-sickness pill or place a sea-sickness patch 1 hour before taking this dose. ...Read more

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Is luteal phase after emergency contraception also 14 days?

Not always: Since the emergency contraception pill works to delay ovulation, it can throw off your luteal phase. Your next period could be early, late, or a just a little different in quality. Even having said that, you should check a pregnancy test if you are late for your period. ...Read more

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Can my girl friend take emergency contraception 3 days later?

Yes: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated for use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. It is more effective the earlier it is taken. If she is a little out of the window, it is still safe to take. She should take a pregnancy test if her period is more than 2 wks late. And, i would recommend she see her ob/gyn about reliable contraception. ...Read more

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What happens if I use tri sprintec as emergency contraception?

Yes: You can, typically take 4 active pills and then another 4 active pills 12 hours later. Better is to pick up an over the counter plan b. Side effects are less and you'll likely feel better. Efficacy slightly higher too. ...Read more

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Instead of emergency contraception can I use double birth control?

Instead of emergency contraception can I use double birth control?

Sort of: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy emergency contraception without a prescription?

Is it possible to buy emergency contraception without a prescription?

Yes : Plan B, Plan B OneStep, and Next Step are all effective FDA approved emergency contraceptive products which can be purchased without a prescription. ELLA (ulipristal acetate) or the Copper IUD (Paragard) require a prescription. ...Read more

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Can using emergency contraception 3 times in a week and a half cause infertility?

No: You need to be on a regular form of BC such as BCP's or depo shot and not use Plan B as a regular form of birth control. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more