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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more

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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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Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

Pulling out: The pullout method has an extremely high failure rate. If you continue with this method you will most likely get pregnant eventually. Consider starting birth control. You also mentions that your boyfriend may have a problem with pain pill addiction. Think about if this is the right time to have a baby with this man. Encourage him to get help. ...Read more

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What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more

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I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

If you quit now: You may go into premature labor and your baby may go through withdrawal in utero however if you continue as at present the baby may have neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth it's a catch 22 you should find a board certified addictionologist in ABAM to help slowly wean your meds and get the best result ...Read more

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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more

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18 wks pregnant with constant Left lower back pain. Goes away while sleeping but reoccurs during the day. No pain pills,don't want to become dependent?

18 wks pregnant with constant Left lower back pain. Goes away while sleeping but reoccurs during the day. No pain pills,don't want to become dependent?

Tylenol if safe.: You won't become dependent on it, but you should visit your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. That it's worse when you're active during the day hints at a musculoskeletal cause; once any other possibilities like infection or pregnancy issues are ruled out, you could also try massage, acupuncture/acupressure, ice, heat, or specific stretching exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

If not taken: consistently, than oral contraceptives are not as effective. No single form of birth control is 100% effective. Would she be more comfortable with combination of oral contraception and condom? ...Read more

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My wife took the 2nd of the abortion pills about 3.5 hours ago. Says it's most painful thing ever. She is 38 yrs old and 6 weeks pregnant. Concern?

My wife took the 2nd of the abortion pills about 3.5 hours ago. Says it's most painful thing ever. She is 38 yrs old and 6 weeks pregnant. Concern?

Not necessarily: Undergoing a medically induced abortion can cause some really bad cramping. The ultimate purpose of taking the medications is to cause the uterus to contact to expel the pregnancy. Call and discuss with your OB/GYN doctor what to expect from a medical abortion and re-review what you may experience during the course of the abortion. ...Read more

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Started pill after baby and spoting in 1st month but in 2nd month no spotting & no period. Is it normal or should I be concerned about being pregnant?

Started pill after baby and spoting in 1st month but in 2nd month no spotting & no period. Is it normal or should I be concerned about being pregnant?

Likely normal: if you have been on OCP and has not missed a lot of pills. Your body is still adjusting to the hormones being ingested so shorter periods may be followed by longer periods in the next few months. If you have more spotting or missed periods, then take a pregnancy test. It is always advisable :)) Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am concerned about taking birth control pills, I do not want to be pregnant immediately. What else can I use aside from pills?

I am concerned about taking birth control pills, I do not want to be pregnant immediately. What else can I use aside from pills?

Condom etc.: For you, iud, female condom plus spermacide. For the male, condom. I presume that abstinence is not an option. ...Read more

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Feeling sick in a morning no other symptoms. On co-cyprindiol pill. Should start my period tomorrow. Should I be concerned about pregnancy?

Feeling sick in a morning no other symptoms. On co-cyprindiol pill. Should start my period tomorrow.  Should I be concerned about pregnancy?

If period is missed: There are many causes for nausea. If you miss a period then you should take a pregnancy test. The tests are most accurate 3 weeks after intercourse or one week after a missed period. It is best to do them in the first morning urine. ...Read more

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Took plan b 3 times in 1 month then started the bc pill. I took a pregnancy test and it was neg. Have only had 2 periods in past 5 months. Concerned?

Took plan b 3 times in 1 month then started the bc pill. I took a pregnancy test and it was neg. Have only had 2 periods in past 5 months. Concerned?

Birth Control: has nothing to do with the Plan b. Good for you for getting on birth control. Sometimes you don't have periods on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about your pill. It may be responsible for you to just skip the placebos and stay on the pill so you don't worry all the time or get on one like seasonal that you don't have periods, but talk to your doc first, probably could do by phone. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about being pregnant because I missed 6 days of the BC pills in June, started again on the same pack June 18, and still no period ? help

I'm concerned about being pregnant because I missed 6 days of the BC pills in June, started again on the same pack June 18, and still no period ? help

Possible: do a home preg test if positive, make appointment with your doc if negative, wait for your period to restart new pack of pills. do home test before starting new pack. ...Read more

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An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more