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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 pregnant after taking an emergency contraceptive is when she gets her actual period. Take care. ...Read more

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?

Some ECP options: Include Ella, Aftera, After pills, Athenitia Next, EContra Ez, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Opcicon One- Step, Option 2, Take Action & Plan B One-Step. Additionally, a number of combined progestin/ estrogen pills can be used in higher doses as emergency contraception. ...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?

See specifics below: 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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Can you get candidiasis after emergency contraception?

Can you get candidiasis after emergency contraception?

Candidiasis: It is unlikely that the morning after pill will indue a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is luteal phase after emergency contraception also 14 days?

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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What are the effects of I pill emergency contraception pill? If so what are they?

What are the effects of I pill emergency contraception pill? If so what are they?

ECP: 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

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Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Few days: It's not easy to answer your question specifically. You may have 2 or more days if pills were taken after ovulation (you didn't give the time in your cycle when you took them; would you even know?). Also, if you have a history or pattern of irregular menstrual bleeding, that could be a factor. If you have more questions about your bleeding, do see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have had to use the morning after pill (emergency contraception) twice in 2 weeks. Is it as effective the second time?

Yes: It is equally effective but you can imagine a doctor's question.... Why not find a more reliable form of birth control? If you are okay taking pills, consider the birth control pill. Taken each day it will prevent 96% of pregnancies in a woman sexually active over course of a year. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does emergency contraception have to be taken within 72 hours? What causes it to be less effective after this time period?

Why does emergency contraception have to be taken within 72 hours? What causes it to be less effective after this time period?

Prevents ovulation: Ella (ulipristal acetate) works up to 5 days after sex. Other options best asap but up to 3 days. They work by preventing ovulation, and are not perfect. Regular ongoing birth control works better. Pills, patches, ring are options, but require regular use. Consider long acting options of iud and implant. They're the most effective and easy! ...Read more

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I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

Impossible to answer: Since you took extra hormones instead of being on birth control it may take one or two cycles to fully get back to normal. Please remember that you will have difficulty knowing when you are fertile now for a time and must protect against unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Took 1 emergency contraception (EC) pill on 03/19 is it ok take 2 EC pill in 1 month? Had unprotected sex yesterday, wanted to take EC pill 03/23

Took 1 emergency contraception (EC) pill on 03/19 is it ok take 2 EC pill in 1 month? Had unprotected sex yesterday, wanted to take EC pill 03/23

Take it: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It does not matter if you have already taken it. If you had sex again then you need it. Use condoms and start a better form of birth control to avoid these scares. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How does emergency contraception work?

Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take 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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Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

No: These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short lived.
These agents are available for use if you had unprotected sex and are concerned about pregnancy and are not designed for routine use to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception to use?

Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the regimen, the ec must be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no more than 5 days later. Due to variations in timing and use, studies have shown the effectiveness of pill regimens to range from 50-90%. Failure rate for the iud is <1%. ...Read more

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Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Emergency: Contraception reduces incidence of unwanted pregnancies by 89% if taken w/in 72 hours. Incidence of pregnancy is reduced to 95% if taken w/in 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Yes but: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It is available at the pharmacy. It works better and has less side effects that the Yuzpe method of emergency contraception. In this method 5 pills are taken of combined oral contraceptives like Sprintec. Nausea is a common side effect. ...Read more

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How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

72 hours: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated to use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The earlier you take it the better your chances of preventing pregnancy. I often recommend patients to keep it on hand so they can take it as early as possible after exposure. ...Read more

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What to do about emergency contraception side effects!?

What to do about emergency contraception side effects!?

Which ones?: 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. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Can hydrate, use NSAID's for pain or use ginger for nausea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

Side effects.: 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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Does emergency contraception have negative side effects?

Yes: It may cause nausea, bleeding and cramping. It also may not work. Follow up with your doctor. ...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


Dr. Austina Cho
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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