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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. Mathew Chengot
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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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What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

Birth Control: Wow. That is a first. There are condoms, diaphragms, birth control pills, shots, implants. There are iuds. Dozens of different options that are easy, effective and safe. ...Read more

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Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should I use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should I use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Personal choice: Properly used condoms have less than a 2% failure rate, so additional back up plans are your choice. Proper use means the condom is applied before any intercourse, remained snug during sex, and sex stopped if the condom became loose. ...Read more

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Which contraception would you recommended after pregnancy?

Which contraception would you recommended after pregnancy?

Please discuss with: Your OB that is one of the basic things that yourob shoudld go over with u at the time of the post partum visit or before, it depends if you are breast feeding or not, and if u want to have more kids or not way too long to go over here. ...Read more

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Does a period after believed contraception rule out pregnancy?

Does a period after believed contraception rule out pregnancy?

Usually, but: In uncommon cases, you can have a period and still be pg. A home pg test would still be positive, so check one, and be sure to follow the instructions exactly, and the kit is not expired. ...Read more

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Had sex yesterday. No contraception. Afraid of pregnancy. What signs are there if she's pregnant?

Had sex yesterday. No contraception. Afraid of pregnancy. What signs are there if she's pregnant?

Same question: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. There are no signs of pregnancy that you can use from intercourse yesterday. ...Read more

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Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers. ...Read more

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How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

89 %: Plan b or emergency hormonal contraception is almost 90% effective if it is used within 72 hours of intercourse, and there has only been one ejaculation in that time frame. ...Read more

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I had a molar pregnancy in december 2013 ihad sex with my partner since without contraception im getting signs of pregnancy again is this possiable?

I had a molar pregnancy in december 2013 ihad sex with my partner since without contraception im getting signs of pregnancy again is this possiable?

Yes: The molar pregnancy does not provide any sort of birth control. An additional concern is that the molar pregnancy may not have been fully removed and is coming back, which would also give you all of the signs of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 10 days late, I'm not using any contraception although my boyfriend uses condoms most of the time. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests all negative?

Hi I'm 10 days late, I'm not using any contraception although my boyfriend uses condoms most of the time. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests all negative?

See below: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 10 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may get a blood test for HCG to be sure.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the options of contraception for a woman with liver problems and after cholestasis of pregnancy?

What are the options of contraception for a woman with liver problems and after cholestasis of pregnancy?

Not hormones: You can use local methods condoms, diaphragm, if u do not want any more kids, office sterilzation, is easier and safer than laparoscopic tubal coagulation. I currently do both adiana and essure in the offcie. If you have a c-section, the tubes can be tied at that time. But as you know tubal methods are permanent, but with your condition, another pregnancy could be risky. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and took emergency contraception 12-15 hours after. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

I had unprotected sex and took emergency contraception 12-15 hours after. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Not really but. ..: Nothing in life is perfect. So next week just to confirm get one or two of the home pregnancy tests and run them to add an extra degree of assurance. ...Read more

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Had sex yesterday. No contraception. Afraid of pregnancy. Brown discharge today, does that mean she's pregnant?

Had sex yesterday. No contraception. Afraid of pregnancy. Brown discharge today, does that mean she's pregnant?

Brown D/c: Just means that old blood is being cleaned from the uterus and is not a pregnancy indicator. However - if she misses her period - it would be very important to take a pregnancy test. Use protection if pregnancy is not desired. ...Read more

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Could a head cold be a symptom of pregnancy, 5 days late and had unprotected sex pull out method just went off contraception 2 weeks ago?

Could a head cold be a symptom of pregnancy, 5 days late and had unprotected sex pull out method just went off contraception 2 weeks ago?

Pregnancy: Head cold is not usually a symptom of pregnancy- but certainly sounds like the circumstances of unprotected sex, no contraception and delayed periods do. Please see a gynecologist ...Read more

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Hi, I have the copper coil as contraception just now but I've been getting pregnancy symptoms and no period. Could I be pregnant?

Hi, I have the copper coil as contraception just now but I've been getting pregnancy symptoms and no period. Could I be pregnant?

Hard to know: If you beleive you may be pregnant, why wait? Get a test and find out. It will answer your doubt, fear or concern. If further concern, see your pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Had unprotected intercourse. Boyfriend was dry if im not mistaken. I took escapelle emergency contraception pill within 25 mins. Risk of pregnancy?

Had unprotected intercourse. Boyfriend was dry if im not mistaken. I took escapelle emergency contraception pill within 25 mins. Risk of pregnancy?

Reduced risk: Since you took pill within 72 hours the risk of pregnancy is low. Note that emergence contraception pill is not to be used as regular birth control. Please see your doctor to discuss what birth control would be best for you. Practice safe sex, use condoms. If at any time you think you might be pregnant do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. Take care and stay safe. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception the day of ovulation? If I have sex during ovulation, but take ec right after, what is my risk of pregnancy?

How effective is emergency contraception the day of ovulation? If I have sex during ovulation, but take ec right after, what is my risk of pregnancy?

EC: 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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How to use emergency contraception pills after 48 hours of intercourse if want to prevent pregnancy. How many to eat and after meal or what?

How to use emergency contraception pills after 48 hours of intercourse if want to prevent pregnancy. How many to eat and after meal or what?

You can eat whatever: You. The following will tell you what you can take, timing for each, etc: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more

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20 minutes after having sex with a condom, my boyfriend penetrated me with his penis for a few seconds with no contraception. Is pregnancy likely?

20 minutes after having sex with a condom, my boyfriend penetrated me with his penis for a few seconds with no contraception. Is pregnancy likely?

Quite possibly.: There were sperm around in that setting. If you were in mid cycle, then there could be a pregnancy. Check a home pregnancy test if its been a few weeks, and if you are in mid cycle, and sex occurred past 3-4 days, you wish to consider the morning after pill. ...Read more

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Why is my period 10 days late? I'm always on time, not on any contraception just withdrawal method, 2 negative pregnancy test, not over/under weight

Why is my period 10 days late? I'm always on time, not on any contraception just withdrawal method, 2 negative pregnancy test, not over/under weight

Not sure: There are a number of reasons a period is late, from pregnancy to lack of ovulation that cycle. Since your pregnancy test is negative and your weight normal other reasons could be stress, a hormonal imbalance in the thyroid or prolactin or blood sugar for example. However this often corrects itself. See a provider if you skip a second period. ...Read more

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I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills (not in a row), will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills (not in a row), will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

Higher dose: The hormones in one birth control pill are not in high enough levels to be used a an emergency contraceptive (EC) Multiple pills must be taken to get an emergency contraceptive effect. Your doctor can advise you on the number of pills needed, depending on the specific birth control pill. Missing a birth control pill increases pregnancy risk, so EC would be needed for each sexual encounter. ...Read more

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I'm scared I'm pregnant. Took emergency contraception and two weeks later got my period with pregnancy symptoms including dizziness, headach, chills?

I'm scared I'm pregnant. Took emergency contraception and two weeks later got my period with pregnancy symptoms including dizziness, headach, chills?

No sex = No scares: Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which the pills were taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, to confirm non-pregnancy. A person should avoid having sex, or be sure to use a truly reliable "Plan A" contraceptive method, if very worried about getting pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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