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Doctor insights on: Morning After Pill And Pregnancy Symptoms

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How does the morning after pill reduces the amount of unwanted pregnancies?

How does the morning after pill reduces the amount of unwanted pregnancies?

It keeps you from : Having a viable preg if u take it at the right time , it should be used to prevent unwaned preg not as birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What if i had unprotected sex with my wife but didn't release inside.She took morning after pill on the same day.Is there any probability of pregnency?

Yes but low risk: There is definitely a risk of pregnancy with unprotected sex even without ejaculation in vagina, as the pre-ejaculation seminal fluid contains sperm. Morning after pills like Plan B are very effective. If you take it within 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex, Plan B one-step can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. Within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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I just started my period aftre two weeks of taking the morning after pill. My period is light and pinkish not like usual and ive been having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

I just started my period aftre two weeks of  taking the morning after pill. My period is light and pinkish not like usual and ive been having  pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Plan B (or other morning-after pills) can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because a morning-after pill works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Have pregnancy symptoms. Preg. Test today was negative. Does morning after pill affects on making the tummy bigger or how many days delays menstruatio?

Have pregnancy symptoms. Preg. Test today was negative. Does morning after pill affects on making the tummy bigger or how many days delays menstruatio?

You are not pregnant: We live in a world now where the hormonal fluctuations that cause symptoms are not ever used to diagnose pregnancy. These symptoms are too ambiguous and can represent numerous things. Especially in the setting where you took extra hormones that will affect your cycle for some time. If you took the test more than fourteen days after the sexual encounter and it was negative you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a sign of pregnancy or symptom of taking morning after pill?

Yes: There can be side effects when one uses emergency contraception. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex the day before my period was suppose to start but took the morning after pill and I have period symptoms but no period can I be

I had unprotected sex the day before my period was suppose to start but took the morning after pill and I have period symptoms but no period can I be

Home pregnancy test: A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whether you have missed period or unprotected sex or trying to concieve, this is a safe, easy test to perform at home to get the answers you seek best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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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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Can you get symptoms from the morning after pill a week later?

Can you get symptoms from the morning after pill a week later?

very unlikely: The half life of the drug in the body is maximum of 27 hours . It should be out of your system by day 3-5. The effect is felt when it is at its pick ...Read more

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What medications can I take to contra arrest te morning after pill symptoms? Is it safe to take? Do i run any risk by takin the morning after pill?

Safe if used as: Indicated , but not safe to use it as a contraceptive on regularly , repeated use will alter your normal hormonal cycles . If you need regular basis see your doctor for contraceptives ...Read more

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White(liquid) milky discharge, after taking morning after pill. Is this a normal symptom? If so, what is the cause?

White(liquid) milky discharge,  after taking morning after pill. Is this a normal symptom? If so, what is the cause?

Probably coincidence: The morning after pill is not expected to cause a discharge, with a disclaimer that hormone changes through the month will normally cause various discharges. The pill could conceivably affect them. These are normal and should not concern you. If you current discharge continues to bother you then have it checked. ...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. 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