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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
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
Usually nothing: Sometimesyou may be nauseous but it usually passes in a day or so. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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