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Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more


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Rubbed the tip of my penis on her vagina w/o condom, chance of precum, took plan b, 6 weeks later since scare and no mensuration. Cause for concern?

Rubbed the tip of my penis on her vagina w/o condom, chance of precum, took plan b, 6 weeks later since scare and no mensuration. Cause for concern?

Pregnancy test: Although Plan B is highly effective in preventing pregnancy, no methods other than abstinence is 100% effective. A pregnancy test is in order when menses is late. ...Read more

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I took a Plan B and then realized it was 6 months expired. What should I do?

Likely still ok: If you have access to a new dose, and you are sill within the time-period for taking plan b, you may wish to take it keeping in mind that it may cause some symptoms due to high dose of hormones. It is very likely that even the expired medication will do what is needed. If you do not wish to be pregnant take contraceptive all the time, every time. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My bf came in me. 6 hours later I took 2 plan B's. 4 hours later he came in me again. Will the plan B still cover the second time?

My bf came in me. 6 hours later I took 2 plan B's. 4 hours later he came in me again. Will the plan B still cover the second time?

Yes: The dose of Plan B will cover both episodes of intercourse and will decrease the chances of pregnancy. Have you considered a better form of birth control? There are many very good options. ...Read more

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My friend has taken 4 or maybe 5 Plan B pill in the last 6 months. How can this effect her fertility?

My friend has taken 4 or maybe 5 Plan B pill in the last 6 months. How can this effect her fertility?

Plan B: Taking Plan B will not adversely affect her future fertility. However, taking Plan B five times in six months seems excessive. I think your friend needs to come up with some sort of a plan a. ...Read more

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Took plan b 1week before ovulation spotted 2 days later for 2 days when should I ovulate? Normal 28day cycle 6 days length

Took plan b 1week before ovulation spotted 2 days later for 2 days when should I ovulate? Normal 28day cycle 6 days length

Plan B: The point of taking Plan B is to stop or at least delay and disrupt ovulation. You can not predict when one would ovulate after taking Plan B because the idea behind Plan B is to disrupt the process. Consider starting birth control to avoid the need to for Plan B and to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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I took Plan B on day 6 of 28 in my cycle. I bled on days 10 and 11 heavily. I'm currently on day 31.When can I expect my next cycle to start?

Hard to say: It's possible that you will have a period soon, or it could be in 10 days or so. The Progesterone in Plan B can disrupt the lining of your uterus, which is what it sounds like what happened on days 10 and 11. Then you'll need another cycle with estrogen affecting the lining to build it back up again... So you can have another period. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I took a Zyrtec (cetirizine) at 6:30 a.m, and later at maybe 5:30 p.m. I took a plan b. Will it be effective?

Yes: No significant interaction between both drugs, be cautious though when taking multiple drugs ...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

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Does Plan B work well?

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

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Do Plan B really work?

Yes: Plan b is there, of course, because the better method plan a is not present.
Plan b does work. The sooner it's taken the better it works. The effectiveness gradually decreases over the next 5 days
a newer emergency contraception called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has more even effectiveness over the next 5 days. ...Read more

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What is Plan B one step?

What is Plan B one step?

Plan B: Is like an alternative to 'Plan A". In other words if you are using one form of birth control but it fails, you can then use Plan B as part of a back up plan. It is an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b?

Plan B: 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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Where can you buy plan b?

Drug store off the: Shelf - show ID at register (must be 15 years old to buy). ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B?

Very effective: If taken within 48-72 hrs of intercourse it is more than 90% effective ...Read more

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How do plan B pills work?

Hi dose BCPs: They are basically high dose BCPs which make the uterine wall a hostile environment for a potentially newly fertilized egg and so it cannot implant itself and grow and so it just flows out with ensuing menses. ...Read more

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What does taking Plan B do?

What does taking Plan B do?

3 mechanisms of: Action. “Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. Prevents Fertilization. Prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.” REF: http://planb. Ca/how-it-works. Html ...Read more

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Wht do u think bout plan b?

Thoughts: It can be used effectively if another form of birthcontrol fails. It should not be used for regular protection. ...Read more

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What if Plan B does not work?

It should not harm: Fetus. 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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Can my weight affect plan b?

Can my weight affect plan b?

Maybe if: Morbidly obese. Plan B may require a higher dose with obese women. REF: See: http://www. Npr. Org/sections/health-shots/2013/11/26/247226093/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-for-obese ...Read more

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Does Plan B work 4 days later?

Highly Diminished: The optimum efficacy of Plan B accrues if it is taken within 72 hours post-coitus with higher efficacy the closer it is taken to the time of coitus.

4 days post-coitus is pushing it. See your pcp or ob/gyn to explore your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How often can you take plan b?

Only when the: contraception you are using fails. It should not be used as a substitute for birth control pills. ...Read more

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When should someone take plan b?

Within 72 hours of: Failed contraception. 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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Can I repeat Plan B in two days?

You could: But the efficacy data (as in how effective it will be) isn't there are studies with repeated use aren't available. If you need to use emergency contraception with any frequency you need to review with your doctor the possibility of more long term contraception. ...Read more