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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


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I took morning after pill during my period & the day after i took the pill, my period stopped. Could that be caused by the morning after pill?

Possible: Not sure why you had to take morning after pill while on your period. The chance of pregnancy at that time was 0. Yes, it could have caused changes in your normal period pattern. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

Menstrual Periods: No. First you did not in any way need a morning after pill for a sexual encounter during your normal menstrual period. One cannot get pregnant during a period. By taking the morning after pill you messed up your own internal hormones and it may take some time to recover. Which means you must be very careful about protecting against unwanted pregnancy during this time. ...Read more

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I'm on bc pills and took the morning after pill, will my period come during my reminder pills? And is bubbles in my urine a sign or symptom of anythin

I'm on bc pills and took the morning after pill, will my period come during my reminder pills? And is bubbles in my urine a sign or symptom of anythin

Bubble may be protei: Bubbles in urine may be normal or may be a sign of protein in urine. If you have swelling, high bp, or other symptoms, should have urinalysis (dipstick, very easy and cheap) to check for protein in urine. ...Read more

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I am on the pill, but got my period a week early and then had sex during the designated 'period' week. Should i take the morning after pill?

I am on the pill, but got my period a week early and then had sex during the designated 'period' week. Should i take the morning after pill?

Probably not...: The answer is that, if you are taking the pill daily, you are still highly unlikely to get pregnant, even if bleeding is more irregular. The morning after pill is probably not needed and not tested in birth control pill users, so not sure it would work anyways. Bottom line... You are likely safe. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex during my regular periods and then i took the morning after pill can i still be prgnant ?

I had unprotected sex during my regular periods and then i took the morning after pill can i still be prgnant ?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Plan B and other emergency contraceptive pills work the majority of the time, but not all the time, so should test in 3 weeks. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

Possible: It is possible to be late or to be pregnant. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. 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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Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

2 weeks: If she took the morning after pill and had abnormal bleeding you should check a pregnancy test in 2 weeks. It should be positive by then if she conceived prior to the morning after pill. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill affect your period?

How can  the morning after pill affect your period?

In different ways.: 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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Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period, ?

Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period, ?

See below: The morning after pill disrupts the lining of the uterus to help prevent embryo implantation. This can lead to irregular bleeding for the remainder of the cycle. It may be 3 or 4 weeks before a period. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Sometimes.: 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 a morning after pill make your period pink and light?

Yes: When the "morning after pill" is taken, it will alter your hormonal makeup and the all too common result is a change in your cycle. So, having pink, brown, red (bright or dark) spotting or flow--which could be heavy & irregular--is often the result. Usually this does not persist beyond one cycle, as your body readjusts hormonally and begins to regulate itself again. ...Read more

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After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

Variable: It may cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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How long after you take it does the morning after pill affect your period?

One cycle: The "morning after pill" (progesterone only post-coital contraception) will often cause irregular bleeding -- your period may come earlier than expected. If you do not bleed after taking the pill, and if you do not get your period when expected, please take a pregnancy test! ...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