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Should I take the plan b pill after sex? We used protection, but still, just to be more safe? Also, Is it dangerous if I take it to often?

Should I take the plan b pill after sex? We used protection, but still, just to be more safe? Also, Is it dangerous if I take it to often?

Not indicated: ... unless you believe your "physical" protection (condoms?) broke. Male condoms typically have 99+ % protection. And yes it is dangerous if you use it "often", though there is no scientific data supporting use after every intercourse. The best way for you to be sure of when the "danger zone" occurs is to chart your ovulation every month and avoid unprotected intercourse then. ...Read more

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What are the chances of preg. if i was ovulating and my bf went inside of me for about a min without protection i took plan b within 24 hours?

What are the chances of preg. if i was ovulating and my bf went inside of me for about a min without protection i took plan b within 24 hours?

Pregnancy unlikely: Plan B (or other emergency contraceptive 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 Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill.No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill.No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

Yes: You need to use protection any time you don't want to be pregnant but your birth control pills should be adequate as long as you take them correctly. Remember to also use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I use Plan B 3 weeks after csection. We got a little carried away and didn't use protection. He pulled out. ?

Can I use Plan B 3 weeks after csection. We got a little carried away and didn't use protection. He pulled out.  ?

Use of Plan B: If you delivered 3 weeks ago it is unlikely that you've ovulated and could conceive again.This soon. But as long as you're not breast feeding it's safe to use plan b. ...Read more

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Condom broke, but i've been on nuvaring for the past 8 months. Should i consider taking a Plan B pill, or is the nuvaring enough protection?

Condom broke, but i've been on nuvaring for the past 8 months. Should i consider taking a Plan B pill, or is the nuvaring enough protection?

Nuvaring: Nuvaring is one of the most effective contraceptives on the market with a 98-99%/year efficacy vs 85-88%/year with condoms if used correctly. The extra protection you derive with the concurrent use of condoms is more against the transmission of stis than contraception where the benefit is only marginal. Talk to your obgyn immediately who may be more familiar with your specific situation to be sure. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant if we used protection? And three days after that I took the Plan B pill, I'm experiencing spotting, does it mean I'm pregnant?

Could I be pregnant if we used protection? And three days after that I took the Plan B pill, I'm experiencing spotting, does it mean I'm pregnant?

Not necessarily: Time will tell, do a pregnancy test 7-8 days after the incident and repeat if negative in the next 3-5 days. If both negative, then you are not pregnant ...Read more

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I recently took a Plan B pill,had period for 9 days Is been 12days since I took it I had sex again today didn't used protection can I get pregnant?

I recently took a Plan B pill,had period for 9 days Is been 12days since I took it  I had sex again today didn't used protection can I get pregnant?

Yes...: If you are sexually active then you can get pregnant. If you are not trying to get pregnant, I would recommend that you take plan b again. Speak to your doctor about birth control. I'd also recommend always using a condom for prevention of STDs. If you miss your period, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had sex Dec 1 and the next day I used plan b. A week after I had sex again but this time no protection or anything. I'm 7 days late on my period. ?

I had sex Dec 1 and the next day I used plan b. A week after I had sex again but this time no protection or anything. I'm 7 days late on my period. ?

PG test: You need to do a pregnancy test. Two episodes of unprotected intercourse in one week tends to lead to pregnancy without contraception. Plan B is an after "action" measure and is NOT contraception, which means prevention of conception before "action". ...Read more

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I had sex Dec 1 and the next day I used plan b. A week after I had sex again but this time no protection or anything. I'm 7 days late on my period. ?

I had sex Dec 1 and the next day I used plan b. A week after I had sex again but this time no protection or anything. I'm 7 days late on my period. ?

Unprotected sex: Congratulations may be in order. A pregnancy test will be accurate now if you are pregnant. If it is negative now that should also be accurate. Good luck. Remember that having unprotected sex is saying, I'm willing to take a chance I could become pregnant. If pregnancy is not desired, you must act to prevent it. See your gynecologist for STD screening and discuss the options. ...Read more

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Does sulfameth interfere with birth control? Back up protection failed so I don't know if I should take Plan B or would that be effective?

Does sulfameth interfere with birth control? Back up protection failed so I don't know if I should take Plan B or would that be effective?

FERTILITY CONTROL: Sulfa rx does not interfere with bcp.Plan b or Provera (medroxyprogesterone) rx to bring down menstruation is safer if pregnancy test is negative under the guidance of your gyne. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant 2 weeks after your period without any protection or plan B?

What are the chances of getting pregnant 2 weeks after your period without any protection or plan B?

High: if fertile and partner has viable sperm. Since that falls in the fertile period in regular 28 day circle. However in irregular periods or those with longer circles or very short circles chances may be low ...Read more

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Does taking EC while on bcp change your protection of the bcp for the rest of the pill pack? Took Plan B but never missed a pill & took at same time

Does taking EC while on bcp change your protection of the bcp for the rest of the pill pack? Took Plan B but never missed a pill & took at same time

No: No, the EC does not effect the effectiveness of the other birth control you were already on and actually if you were already on a hormonal birth control method and were taking it properly every day then there was probably no need to even take the EC as you were already covered by the daily birth control pill you were already taking. So you should be more than fine. ...Read more

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Plan b used for a second time in 5 days, is that bad?

It can be done: But if you need to use it twice in 5 days then you really need to find a long-term, effective birth control solution. ...Read more

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I've used Plan B twice in the last 5 days. Is that dangerous?

No harm done but...: It won't hurt you to use plan b twice in 5 days; however, it may not prevent pregnancy to use it in this way. Plan b works by delaying ovulation. There is a limit to how often you can successfully delay ovulation in any given month. A second round may not be effective to prevent pregnancy for a second episode of intercourse. If you need it often, you might consider regular birth control. ...Read more

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If i used the Plan B pill and smoked a couple of hours later will the Plan B pill still work?

Be careful: Smoking doesn't make emergency contraception less effective but the combination of may increase the albeit rare risk of blood clots - again this risk is still quite low. ...Read more

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Can microgynon 20 ED be used as plan b?

Yes, it's: Called emergency oral contraception. You take 2 and 12 hours later take 2 more but look up emergency oral contraception 2 make sure. ...Read more

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How protected am i if i took Plan B for a previous encounter about an hour before sex and we used the "pull out" method?

Relatively safe: The Plan B that you took should keep you from becoming pregnant. That said, the "pull out" method works as well as not bothering to do anything. You should take a multivitamin daily, regardless, as it is always possible that you could conceive. ...Read more

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About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last?  If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

5 days: It is unusual to have symptoms longer than 5-7 days. If they last longer or if you have worrisome symptoms such as excessive bleeding see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Is Plan B safe?

Is Plan B safe?

Yes: But is does have potential side effects. 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.


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Does Plan B work?

Does Plan B work?

Yes: Plan b is about 90% effective if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex. It may still work up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but the failure rate is higher. ...Read more

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How safe is plan b?

Safe but w possible: Side effects: 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. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Is Plan B effective?

Yes, relatively: Speaking. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more