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Pregnancy after taking contraception pills during 3months?

Pregnancy after taking contraception pills during 3months?

It happens: Unfortunately, the pill is not 100% effective. The good news is ocps do not cause problems in general with pregnancy, however, you should stop taking them immediately and confirm the pregnancy and how far along you are. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Had unprotected sex during ovulation. Took morning after pill. Can i still be pregnant?

Had unprotected sex during ovulation. Took morning after pill. Can i still be pregnant?

Yes: If you take Plan B within 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex, Plan B one-step can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. If you take Plan B one-step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. So its still possible to be pregnant as Plan B is not 100% effective. Make sure to use birth control on a regular basis to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can taking the morning after pill cause an ectopic pregnancy?

Can taking the morning after pill cause an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Taking the "morning-after pill" should have no effect on the risk of ectopic pregnancy; if anything, it should decrease the risk of ectopic pregnancy because it decreases the risk of any pregnancy altogether! hope this helps - good luck! ...Read more

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Could the morning after pill (levonelle) be causing breast tenderness 8 weeks after taking it. Negative pregnancy test and 3 irregular periods since?

Could the morning after pill (levonelle) be causing breast tenderness 8 weeks after taking it. Negative pregnancy test and 3 irregular periods since?

No: The levonelle is out of your system at this point but your own hormones can cause breast tenderness. If you are having irregular periods that is a sign that your hormones are out of balance and it would be a good idea to see someone to find out why. If also could be due to a more reliable method of contraception that you are hopefully using now. Hope this is helpful. Best wishes ...Read more

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Unprotected sex after ovulation but took morning after pill. Is there high chance of pregnancy? Very scared.

Unprotected sex after ovulation but took morning after pill. Is there high chance of pregnancy? Very scared.

AM "after" pill.: The "morning after pill" does not always work. It depends on creating an unfavorable biologic condition for implantation to occur. If you are certain that you ovulated, and your period did not start 14 days later, which is constant regardless of how long your monthly cycle is on average, get a serum pregnancy test from your healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken? Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken?
Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Yes may cause: After all ' morning after pill' is an hormonal manipulation , it can delay regular period , couple of cycles later will be normal, remember they are not "tic-tack" candy to take on regular basis, see your gyn doctor for birth control measure and to preserve your long time health. ...Read more

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Took after pill next day after sex Period a month late 4 negative HPT including urine test at dr. Office. Could I be pregnant? Or just missed period?

Took after pill next day after sex Period a month late 4 negative HPT including urine test at dr. Office. Could I be pregnant? Or just missed period?

Not pregnant: I am guessing that what you took was the morning after pill which does cause irregular bleeding and is 95% effective if taken within 24 hours after intercourse. With 4 negative pregnancy tests including one at the doctor's office, you are not pregnant but it is time to discuss with the doctor a reliable method of contraception. Best wishes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Stopped pill mid cycle and took pregnancy test 2 days before missed period could i still be pregnant?

Stopped pill mid cycle and took pregnancy test 2 days before missed period could i still be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive at about the same time the next expected period. If it's negative, repeat it in a week. ...Read more

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First time taking birth control. Last period ended may 25. 4 negative pregnancy test most recent 3wks after missed period. Rule out pregnancy?

First time taking birth control. Last period ended may 25. 4 negative pregnancy test most recent 3wks after missed period. Rule out pregnancy?

Yes: If you did the test correctly and it was negative three weeks after a missed period, you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more

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Took the morning after pill 24 hours after unprotected sex, am I experiencing spotting or implantation bleeding?

Took the morning after pill 24 hours after unprotected sex, am I experiencing spotting or implantation bleeding?

Maybe just spotting: If the urine pregnancy test (to be done 3 weeks after sex) is positive, then the spotting may have been implantation spotting. Getting a positive pregnancy test is the way to tell. Because an emergency contraceptive pill was taken, the spotting is more likely not related to any implantation. ...Read more

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Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

Not 100% effective: Emergency contraceptive such as Plan B One-Step are up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...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 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