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Symptoms After Taking The Abortion Pill
Yes: You can start the birth control pill at any time. It may be reasonable for some women to start the pill at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, but any time is acceptible. If the pill is started at any time other than the beginning of the cycle, you should use some other from of birth control for two weeks. After two weeks you will be protected. ...Read more
Ocp start: On the day of your bleeding or the sunday following your cycle depending on your pill. ...Read more
Would having one episode of diarrhea 12 hours after taking my birth control pill decrease it's effectiveness?
No: Already absorbed. You will be fine. All the best. ...Read more
Will taking z pack after having unprotected sex affect the birth control I took prior to taking the zpack?
Risk minimal: Azithromycin may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control tablets although the risk is small. To be safe it is recommended that another method of birth control (eg condoms) be used for the time you are taking the antibiotics and then for another 7 days. Check with your doctor if you are unsure. ...Read more
Can taking the Plan B pill while on birth control pills delay your period during the placebo week?
I believe so.: I am not a gynecologist, but my understanding is that Plan B is a high dose of hormones that induce shedding of the lining of the uterus (preventing an egg/embryo from implanting). Taking Plan B while taking placebo (which are sugar pills) will be like taking Plan B by itself. Bleeding based on a new schedule caused by Plan B may be earlier or l8r than usual depending on how ur body reacts. ...Read more
It can: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more
Can i become pregnant from having unprotected sex the day after taking the last hormone pill of my birth control pack? During the placebo days?
Protected sex: If you took your active pills correctly, you won't get pregnant then. ...Read more
Risk of pregnancy after having taken the EC Pill 12h after the intercourse? (Had been taking regular BC pill for 6 consecutive days @ that time)
Low risk: You took the EC pill as recommended after the unprotected sex, and as well had 6 days of regular BC, so your risk of pregnancy is low. Stay on the BC and to treat STI's and even further protect from any chance of pregnancy it is still recommended to use condoms as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Birth control: In the old days b/c was started after your perod. But now you can start anytime. Consult with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Lf there is any need of taking another dose of abortion tablet while bleeding after a week of taking the abortion pill?
Go see ur Family Doc: If you're still bleeding a week after undergoing chemical abortion, you need to go see your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood, for an evaluation for retained products of conception ie incomplete abortion. You may need a D&C. Go to ER immediately if you feel weak, lightheaded, dizzy, faint, etc, possibly due to excess blood loss. ...Read more
Period or withdrawal bleeding came before taking 21st pill. (before washout week). Is this ok? Never skipped pill. Loestrin.
Spotting on OCPs: Spotting while on loestrin can be caused by a delay in taking the pill, taking a medication (like antibiotics) that interfered with the effectiveness of the contraceptive. It can also occur in women who are above an average weight. You should discuss this with your doctor if it continues to occur. ...Read more
Prob not: Depending on the type and how you started taking them. I usually recommend another method for the first week. ...Read more
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