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When should I test my pregnancy after taking emergency contraceptive? When would I have my normal periods?

When should I test my pregnancy after taking emergency contraceptive? When would I have my normal periods?

1 month later: I suggest you take the test at the earliest 1 month later. If you miss a period check it 1 week after the missed period. It is difficult to know when your periods will return to normal. It typically takes around 2 months ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Is it safe to take contraceptives during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take contraceptives during pregnancy?

No!!!! why????: Why you need to take it during pregnancy

you will be messing the normal hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy that is important to the safety and the durability of the pregnancy
so no do not mess with nature

check with your OB-GYN ...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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Medical situation or pregnancy? I have been having issues, with my person for a while now. First of all, I doubt it is pregnancy due to a few factors such as: we usually use contraceptives, I always take a pregnancy test at the first of the month (none ha

Medical situation or pregnancy? I have been having issues, with my person for a while now. First of all, I doubt it is pregnancy due to a few factors such as: we usually use contraceptives, I always take a pregnancy test at the first of the month (none ha

If: If you have been having your regular periods, and they haven't been late, then it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Certainly athletes can have lighter periods, as you state. If a patient has a late period, or just "spotting", then pregnancy is a possibility and it would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test. Headaches and fatigue can occur with pregnancy, but back pain is more typical for later stages of pregnancy. I am glad you are seeing your doctor for an evaluation. ...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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What is the effect of contraceptive pills on pregnancy or child?

What is the effect of contraceptive pills on pregnancy or child?

Oral contraceptives: Please see your gyn if you suspect you re pregnant while taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What is the chance of pregnancy from only half dosage of contraceptive pill?

What is the chance of pregnancy from only half dosage of contraceptive pill?

Can't estimate: I can't estimate, but if you take the leftover half with the next dose, it should work as supposed. ...Read more

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Should I still be protected from pregnancy during the 7 day break in my contraceptive pill?

Yes, but...: You will be protected from pregnancy during the 7 day break in the contraceptive pills, but there is data showing some cysts and hormone production is initiated b/c of the 7-day pill-free interval, and the newer pills have a shortened pill-free interval, and those pills report having decreased rates of ovarian cyst formation, and possibly decreased failure rates of the pill. ...Read more

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Been taking contraceptive pill for nearly 2 months. Am I fully protected from pregnancy? I take it at same time each day!

Been taking contraceptive pill for nearly 2 months. Am I fully protected from pregnancy? I take it at same time each day!

You should be: Usually hormonal contraceptives begin working within a week. Hormone levels are then high enough to suppress ovulation. However, even if used perfectly, (as it seems you are doing), contraceptives are not 100% effective. To be absolutely safe, use a backup method like male/female condoms, cervical caps, or vaginal sponges. You should always use condoms to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How to have sex with less chance of pregnancy without using contraceptives?

How to have sex with less chance of pregnancy without using contraceptives?

Decrease?: Timing of intercourse immediately before, during, or after your period can decrease the risk of pregnancy.There is a fact sheet about natural family planning availablr at www. Hhs. Gov>opa>pdfs>natural-family-planning and more information is available from theAmerican Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and Planned Parenthood web sites. Hope this helps. Be safe. ...Read more

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What are the best contraceptive pills to be taken but with no side effects on future pregnancy plans?

What are the best contraceptive pills to be taken but with no side effects on future pregnancy plans?

Most low dose pills: Are safe; however, I cannot guarantee any pills without potential side effects, Non should affect future pregnancies. ...Read more

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I took an emergency contraceptive pill today, because my boyfriend came inside of me last night, is pregnancy still a possibility?

I took an emergency contraceptive pill today, because my boyfriend came inside of me last night, is pregnancy still a possibility?

Yes: Hopefully the emergency contraceptive will work, but no treatment is 100% effective. Time will tell.
I expect that from now on, you and your boyfriend will take precautions before engaging in sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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I usually have light periods that last 3 days, I am experiencing my first heavy one lasting 5 days so far. (No contraceptives, no risk of pregnancy.)?

I usually have light periods that last 3 days, I am experiencing my first heavy one lasting 5 days so far. (No contraceptives, no risk of pregnancy.)?

Period flow: I know it seems like a lot of bleeding, but some periods are just that way. Rest as much as possible, feet elevated. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Seek medical attention if dizzy/light-headed or pass out. If this is a common occurrence, time to see your OB about hormonal regulation. ...Read more

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Can cassia angustifolia prevent pregnancy or be used as a contraceptive?

Can cassia angustifolia prevent pregnancy or be used as a contraceptive?

No: Herbs, shrubs, flowers, trees, or other plants are not useful as contraceptives in trying to prevent pregnancy. There are many excellent contraceptives used all over the world, such as condoms, iud's, birth control pills, etc... ...Read more

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Is there any chance of pregnancy if I took the contraceptive pills 2days after we had an intercourse?

Is there any chance of pregnancy if I took the contraceptive pills 2days after we had an intercourse?

Yes: Depending on when during the cycle unprotected sex occurred, there is a chance of getting pregnant e.g. Midcyle, and the "morning after pill" may not be effective. ...Read more

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How good is oral contraceptives in preventing pregnancy?

How good is oral contraceptives in preventing pregnancy?

More than 99%: The regular birth control pill is more than 99% effective if you take it correctly. In other words, less than 1 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take it right.
The mini-pill or progesterone-only pill is about 95% effective if you take it right. So about 5 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take the mini-pill right. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is provera medroxyprogesterone a contraceptive? Wil it prevent me from pregnancy? I hope not!

Is provera medroxyprogesterone a contraceptive? Wil it prevent me from pregnancy? I hope not!

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It is a long acting reversible injection hormonal contraceptive. It should prevent you from becoming pregnant while you are on it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy from genital rubbing without penetration and using a contraceptive such as the "nuva-ring"?

Very low.: If you are using the NuvaRing monthly, as prescribed, your risk of pregnancy is very low.
Please be aware, however, that direct genital contact even without penetration puts you at risk for a multitude of sexually transmitted diseases (std's). Consider condoms to protect you from this. ...Read more

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If the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill doesn't prevent pregnancy?

If the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill doesn't prevent pregnancy?

See your doctor: Emergency contraception is an option to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is available through a pharmacy, and doesn't require a prescription if you are over 18 years old.

If you take this medication and a pregnancy is not prevented, you should see your healthcare provider. Ec doesn't harm a developing pregnancy, but you will want to discuss all of your options for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can contraceptive pills tefminate pregnancy in the hird week. The test is positive and due date for periods was 13 jan?

Can contraceptive pills tefminate pregnancy in the hird week. The test is positive and due date for periods was 13 jan?

No: It is too late for the contaceptive pill to affect the pregnancy. The possibility of a miscarriage is still high but that has nothing to do with the pill. ...Read more

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On the contraceptive pill, taken correctly. Due my withdrawal bleed but no sign of it? Should I be worried about pregnancy?

On the contraceptive pill, taken correctly. Due my withdrawal bleed but no sign of it? Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Correct pill usage: If you took the contraceptive pill "correctly" then no you should not be concerned. If you did not, then run a pregnancy test before starting another package. ...Read more

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I have been taking emergency contraceptive pills twice a month after unsafe sex for 3 years. Will it harm my chances of pregnancy in the future?

I have been taking emergency contraceptive pills twice a month after unsafe sex for 3 years. Will it harm my chances of pregnancy in the future?

Unhealthy all around: Wow. This may take the biggest cake that can be made. Let me get this straight. Rather than take prevention and treating your hormones with respect and care, you chose not to prevent pregnancy but have taken emergency hormones over and over and over and over again?

This makes me very sad that an adult can treat their body with such disregard, but also risk unwanted pregnancies over and over... ...Read more

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Boyfriend smokes n drinks alcohol we've had sex 2years with no contraceptive and no pregnancy how long will it take to get pregnant after he quits?

Boyfriend smokes n drinks alcohol we've had sex 2years with no contraceptive and no pregnancy how long will it take to get pregnant after he quits?

???: Smoking and alcohol should not definitively effect the chance of pregnancy. If mid cycle, when your ovulating, unprotected sex does not yield a pregnancy after many tries, than there may be another issues at play and a fertility assessment may be warranted. Certainly, he should stop smoking and drinking in excess. ...Read more

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My friend is 16 n having regular sex 4m past 4 months n takes contraceptive pills just aftr having sex. Can this cause any future pregnancy problems?

My friend is 16 n having regular sex 4m past 4 months n takes contraceptive pills just aftr having sex. Can this cause any future pregnancy problems?

Depends: The pills will likely not have any effect on the future. However, there is a very high chance of getting an infection while having sex at that age which could lead to pain and infertility in the future. Many infections do not produce any symptoms and so a woman may never know she has it. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more