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Is taking emergency contraceptives alot bad for womens bodies?

Is taking emergency contraceptives alot bad for womens bodies?

Emergency: Contraceptives can cause a number of possible side effects but are considered safe. ...Read more

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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 have been taking emergency contraceptives recently, and I was wondering if it is harmful to my body?

I have been taking emergency contraceptives recently, and I was wondering if it is harmful to my body?

It may cause side: Effects but is not dangerous. However, if you are repeatedly turning to emergency contraceptives - then you may need to focus on a more reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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Can I use Sprintec as emergency contraceptives?

Can I use Sprintec as emergency contraceptives?

No, go get Plan B: Sprintec cannot be used for emergency contraception. Plan B One Step and generic versions are available over the counter. Your health care provider may be able to give you a prescription for Ella (ulipristal acetate). Some other regular birth controls can be used for emergency contraption, but not Sprintec. And using higher doses of regular birth control pills is less effective than Plan B or Ella (ulipristal acetate). ...Read more

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Can we use norgestrol pill as an emergency contraceptives?

Can we use norgestrol pill as an emergency contraceptives?

Yes: Levo-norgestrel 0.75 mg tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse; a second 0.75 mg tablet should be taken 12 hours after the first dose. ...Read more

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Over the past 2 years I've been taking emergency contraceptives quiet often. I took 1 last month. Condom split do I need another emergency pill?

Over the past 2 years I've been taking emergency contraceptives quiet often. I took 1 last month. Condom split do I need another emergency pill?

Why not BC Pills?: I am often the alternative and frank speaking doctor here. Your poor body. Why are you living like this? Having sex should not engender emergencies. Sex is to have fun, spirituality, intimacy, stress reduction.

Planning to prevent pregnancy before it becomes an emergency is a much better and happier way to live. This is called birth control. There are very many different forms of birth control. ...Read more

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I got dark brown periods, light flow, earlier than the date and lasted 4 days. Is it normal? Also could it be because of emergency contraceptives?

Check out this link.: Yes ur right. Ur symptoms are side effects of the pills. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Healthcentral. Com/sexual-health/c/15832/141532/morning/. ...Read more

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Are emergency contraceptives really helps to avoid pregnancy?

Are emergency contraceptives really helps to avoid pregnancy?

Yes if used in: A timely manner. Plan B One-Step is 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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Does emergency contraceptives (yuzpe method) cause you to have pregnancy symptoms after taking them?

Does emergency contraceptives (yuzpe method) cause you to have pregnancy symptoms after taking them?

ECP's: Emergency contraceptive can cause some side effects that might be seen in pregnancy. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes 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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Could you tell me what happens when there is no sperm to act on in case of emergency contraceptives?

Could you tell me what happens when there is no sperm to act on in case of emergency contraceptives?

THe same: Metabolic changes in the female that occur when sperm are present. The sperm have nothing to do with the action of the medication. ...Read more

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Might emergency contraceptives cause you to spot or have a really light period?

Yes: 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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I had sex last night and cannot get access to emergency contraceptives. Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

I had sex last night and cannot get access to emergency contraceptives. Can I use my birth control as an emergency contraceptive?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used as emergency contraceptive. First, the birth control pill has to contain Ethinyl estradiol. Different brands of pills come with different amounts of ethinyl estradiol. About 100 µg of Ethinyl estradiol per 24 hours given for 48 hours has shown to be an effective emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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Do emergency contraceptives delay period (i.e plan B).?

Do emergency contraceptives delay period (i.e plan B).?

They can: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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I been diagnosed with graves disease and I took the emergency contraceptives pill should it work without any problem?

I been diagnosed with graves disease and I took the emergency contraceptives pill should it work without any problem?

Drug-drug interactio: There are several drug-drug interaction checkers available online. I like using www. Drugs. Com. However, for use, we need to know exact name of drugs of concern. Emergency contraception pill isn't enough as there are several w/different ingredients. In general, morning after pill should be at least 95% effective if taken as directed within window of opportunity. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. I was planning on taking emergency contraceptives but I suddenly got my period. Do I still take ec?

I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. I was planning on taking emergency contraceptives but I suddenly got my period. Do I still take ec?

Regular cycles?: If a woman has regular cycles, has unprotected intercourse, and 2 days later comes on her period the likelihood of pregnancy is low. To be sure, even in this case, and more so if it the cycle pattern is not known, a pregnancy test would need to be done, which would be positive as early as 1 week, certainly 2 weeks after the unprotected intercourse, if the woman conceived. ...Read more

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I used birth control crystele as emergency contraceptives 2x in 10 days. Should I feel so nauseated and ovaries feel like they are inflamed?

I used birth control crystele as emergency contraceptives 2x in 10 days. Should I feel so nauseated and ovaries feel like they are inflamed?

Yes: Emergency contraception (cryselle) as you took will contain a high estrogen content since you took several pills at once. The elevated estrogen may cause nausea and even vomiting. It may also stimuate your ovaries. Symptoms should subside. You may consider using regular contraception rather than frequent emergency contraception. ...Read more

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I took emergency contraceptives on the first day of my period. What will happen to my period? Will I still experience withdrawal bleeding?

I took emergency contraceptives on the first day of my period. What will happen to my period? Will I still experience withdrawal bleeding?

BCPs: Sometimes break thru bleeding is unavoidable, even when regulating periods with birth control pills.
No worries as long as excessive bleeding (2-3 wks)
x 3 monthly cycles doesn't occur. A diet rich in iron also helps: milk, beans, red meat. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I took emergency contraceptives and had bleeding during my ovulation but now im late on my period. I have irregular cycle?

Home Preg Test: Best to do home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg, unlikely you are pregnant. Emergency contraception can mess up your menstrual cycle. If preg tests neg, wait until next cycle should start. If no period within a week of when is should start, see your gyn provider. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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My pregnancy test report came negative still m NT in periods it is happening coz of intake of emergency contraceptives pills?

My pregnancy test report came negative still m NT in periods it is happening coz of intake of emergency contraceptives pills?

Give it more time: Emergency contraceptive pills can delay your period but if it still hasn't come in the next two weeks I would take another pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hello doc I still dint got periods m I pregnant? I took emergency contraceptives pill after intercourse

Could be: Emergency contraceptives aren't 100% effective, so if its been more than 2 weeks since taking it please check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hi, my period is 5days late, I took a pregnancy test which came back negative, I had sex 5days before my period and I used emergency contraceptives?

Hi, my period is 5days late, I took a pregnancy test which came back negative, I had sex 5days before my period and I used emergency contraceptives?

Pregnancy testing: You should be okay and just have a delay in your period but if your cycle does not occur within two weeks I would suggest rechecking a home pregnancy test. Best to you! ...Read more

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Brownish discharge 1 week after periods, with light abdominal pain, had unprotected sex but drank emergency contraceptives, what may be the cause?

Brownish discharge 1 week after periods, with light abdominal pain, had unprotected sex but drank emergency contraceptives, what may be the cause?

Plan B effect: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. 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 after 2 wks. ...Read more

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Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...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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My period is 3 days late. I have mild lower abdominal cramps. I had unprotected sex with my partner but took emergency contraceptives. Am I pregnant?

My period is 3 days late. I have mild lower abdominal cramps. I had unprotected sex with my partner but took emergency contraceptives. Am I pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Emergency contraceptive pills (such as Plan B and other brands) can alter the menstrual cycle for the cycle in which the emergency contraceptive was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

It works better: Emergency contraception is for emergencies. It can only be used once a month effectively. It also isn't as effective as a regular pill at preventing pregnancy. It shouldn't be used for contraception. Best wishes! ...Read more