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What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

Not a good idea: If you missed two birth control pills in a row, you are no longer protected from unintended pregnancy. You might consider using a back up method (such as condoms) until after your next menstrual period. If you have trouble remembering to take your pill every day, a doctor can help you choose a birth control method that is a better fit for you. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What happens if you miss some of your birth control pills? I missed three pills , should I still take them?

No: By the time a woman misses 3 bcp in a row, the chance she will ovulate and start a period is very high. I recommend a woman stop the current pack, take nothing for 4 more days and then start a new pack at the beginning. Back up birth control will need to be used until 2 weeks into the next pack, such as condoms. In order for bcp to work you need to take them same time every day. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed for three weeks right after starting to take birth control pills?

Is it normal to bleed for three weeks right after starting to take birth control pills?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I missed three of my birth control pills in the same week. One of the day's was a Friday and I had unprotected sex. The next day I started bleeding a light flow. Would I be at risk for a pregnancy? Also, if I didn't take any pills the following week and h

Yes: Oral contraceptives are highly effective when used properly. Only 3 in 1000 women using OCPs will become pregnant in a year of perfectly consistent use, ie, taking 1 pill at the same time every day. BUT, OCPs as they are typically used are frequently associated with unintended pregnancy because of missed pills. It is very possible that you are pregnant because you missed 3 of 5 pills in one week. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last night with my boyfriend we have had sex three other time w condoms but he pressured me into it with out last night I was wondering as a precaution can I take my birth control pills as a plan b pill? I have junel fe 1.5-30 TAB ge

I had unprotected sex last night with my boyfriend we have had sex three other time w condoms but he pressured me into it with out last night I was wondering as a precaution can I take my birth control pills as a plan b pill? I have junel fe 1.5-30 TAB ge

Protection: Have you been on birth control pills? If you have then you WERE protected from pregnancy, provided you take them everyday and don't miss any. What you failed to protect yourself from was a sexually transmitted disease. In addition NO means NO. If you are being force you are being sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I missed three days of birth control pills and take all four pills on fourth day on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Can  I get pregnant if I missed three days of birth control pills and take all four pills on fourth day  on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Always some risk: Beside absolute abstinence, no birth control method is 100%. Although the chance is small, you can get pregnant while on the pill regularly. Missing multiple doses increases this chance. Since you missed 4 doses, i would not recommend taking all 4 pills to catch-up. If close to your period, would wait and start a new pack. If just started new pack, would resume dose asap. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Time changed. Do i take my birth control pills at time from back then or new time?

Time changed. Do i take my birth control pills at time from back then or new time?

One time change of 1: Hour should not make that much difference. Take them at the time now on daylight savings time that you plan to take them until the time changes again. In other words if you too them at 7 on regular time, take them at 7 on daylight savings time. ...Read more

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I always take my birth control pills at 9pm. What is the safe hour range before I have to use secondary contraception for a week? +- 1.5 hours?

I always take my birth control pills at 9pm. What is the safe hour range before I have to use secondary contraception for a week? +- 1.5 hours?

Several hours are ok: but if you forget to take it in the evening and realize that in the morning, take your pill then, but continue secondary contraception for the rest of the cycle. Other factors that affect absorption are food and other meds. If you are not in a committed relationship, then condom protection is ideal for prevention of infection as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take my birth control pills at school?

Can you tell me if i could take my birth control pills at school?

That depends: If it is allowed by the school/situation birth control pills can be taken anywhere but they do work best if taken at about the same time each day. ...Read more

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Does increasing my water I take effect birth control pills at all?

Does increasing my water I take effect birth control pills at all?

No. : Body works well with managing water intake. Water intake does not interfere in any way with birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant if u take birth control pills at different times ?

Can u get pregnant if u take birth control pills at different times ?

Depends: The failure rate for the "pill"is often cited as 5%/yr & many variables are included in that number.It works by placing a steady amount of hormone in your body that tricks it into thinking you are pregnant, so eggs are saved rather than released.If there is delay or you skip,your circulating level may fall enough to allow release.A few hours either way is unlikely to matter, consistency works best ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Pau d'Arco and birth control pills at the same time? (Specifically Microgynon 30)

Is it okay to take Pau d'Arco and birth control pills at the same time? (Specifically Microgynon 30)

No problem: Pau d'Arco is a supplement rather than a drug and shouldn't have any effect on your birth control. Make sure you take your birth control at the same time everyday and don't skip any pills. ...Read more

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I forgot to take my birth control pills at 6:30 yesterday it's been 24 hours. Can i take a Plan B since i had unprotected sex in between the time?.

I forgot to take my birth control pills at 6:30 yesterday it's been 24 hours. Can i take a Plan B since i had unprotected sex in between the time?.

2 pills : When you miss a birth-control pill you should just take two the following day. Take two today and then resume taking them as normal. Plan b can be taken but should not be necessary. It won't hurt anything to take it though. ...Read more

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I accidently took 3 or my birth control pills at once instead of two so I didn't take one on that Sunday. I'm late for my period Now. help?

I accidently took 3 or my birth control pills at once instead of two so I didn't take one on that Sunday. I'm late for my period Now. help?

Might be pg: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Do some home tests, realizing they can be falsely negative early in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I missed three birth control pills, and took them in one day. I then stopped that pack and started a new pack, period now for 8 days, any info?

Breakthrough bleed: When you missed the 3 pills the lining of the womb has been released and is the cause of the bleeding also known as breakthrough bleeding. Eventually it will stop as long as you remember to take your new pack of pills everyday at the same time each day. by the way, run a pregnancy test to be sure that it is negative if you were sexually active in the previous month. ...Read more

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If you take 3 birth control pills at once the morning after having unprotected sex that it equals one Plan B pill? Does it have the same effect?

Not quite that: simple. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/dose.html#dose ...Read more

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I was wondering if I can take folic acid, biotin and birth control pills at the same time?

I was wondering if I can take folic acid, biotin and birth control pills at the same time?

Yes: There should be no problem doing this. As you know, folic acid is recommended especially for women contemplating pregnancy in order to prevent neural tube defects, but it sounds like this is not in your immediate plans as you are also taking birth control pills. The effectiveness of the pill for contraception should not be effected by taking these supplements. ...Read more

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Am I at high risk for pregnancy if I don't take my birth control pills at a certain time each day?

Am I at high risk for pregnancy if I don't take my birth control pills at a certain time each day?

NO: As long as you take it daily but it is better after a heavy meal to avoid stomach irritation and not after breakfast , the bcp might make you fat. ...Read more

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If already on Depo-Provera then take birth control pills at the same time can you get pregnant?

No: If you have taken Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) in the last 3 months then you shouldn't take an other hormonal birth control. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is very effective for birth control. ...Read more

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Can taking three birth control pills (Yaz) mid cycle make me two weeks late? Negative preg test today. Only symptom has been low side abdomen aches.

Can taking three birth control pills (Yaz) mid cycle make me two weeks late? Negative preg test today. Only symptom has been low side abdomen aches.

Maybe: It may have delayed ovulation. Wait another week. If you still haven't started, check another pregnancy test. If it is still negative, you need to see your GYN. ...Read more

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What can happen when you take birth control pills?

What can happen when you take birth control pills?

Side effects BCP's: I'm not sure why at your age your taking bcp's. In any case the commonest side effects are related to the estrogenic component and can include nausia, water retention and weight gain, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What will happen if a guy takes birth control pills?

What will happen if a guy takes birth control pills?

Nothing: The amount of estrogen and progestin needed to give a man to overcome his natural testosterone is MUCH MUCH larger than that needed by a woman to prevent ovulation. This is not concerning unless he's taking pills consistently and daily. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take two birth control pills in less than 24 hours?

Usually should: Not cause a problem, because if u ever miss a pill u need to double up the next day and if u are 41 u should be on the lowest dose possible which is loloestrin which is a 10 mcg combo pill or a 20 mcg pill at the most. ...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. Milroy Samuel
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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