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What is the difference between Plan B and the pill for abortion?

What is the difference between Plan B and the pill for abortion?

Two different things: Plan b is a high Progesterone pill whereas the "abortion pill" (mifepristone) is a Progesterone blocker. Plan b delays ovulation, so no abortion occurs, whereas Mifepristone acts on the already fertilized egg. See link for further details. http://www.choiceandhealth.com/whatisthedifference.htm. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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What is the difference between the Plan B emergency contraceptive and regular birth control pills?

What is the difference between the Plan B emergency contraceptive and regular birth control pills?

Mechanisms differ: Plan b is levonorgestrel. It alters the tubes to prevent passage of the eggs and sperm and prevent fertilization. It also alters the endometrium to prevent implantation. Birth control pills usually contain an estrogen and a progesterone. They suppress LH and FSH to prevent ovulation. They also alter the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Nexplanon and a contraceptive pill?

What is the difference between Nexplanon and a contraceptive pill?

Birth Control Basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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Thinking about getting on the birth control pill what's the difference between combination pills and progestin only pills? Which is best for the body?

Thinking about getting on the birth control pill what's the difference between combination pills and progestin only pills? Which is best for the body?

Effectiveness...: Progesterone-only pills are not as effective at pregnancy prevention as pills containing both estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, they are usually reserved for women who are breast-feeding and in other special circumstances. You will most likely want a combination pill unless you are breast-feeding. See your doctor! best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pills yasminelle and gynofen?

What is the difference between the pills yasminelle and gynofen?

DIFFERENT COMBINATIO: Glynofen is not available in us, it contains ethinylestradiol and cyproterone17a-acetate available in greece yasminelle is available in us and contains ethinylestradiol and a hormone called drospirenone, used as oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the dark and light pills for birth control?

What is the difference between the dark and light pills for birth control?

Active and blank: In a birth control pill packet for 28 days there is an active pill to be taken for 21 days and a blank pill to be taken for the remaining 7 days to allow the monthly shedding of blood in a period. ...Read more

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Whats the difference betwen break-thru bleeding and period during placebo?.. And how to identify which is which?..

Whats the difference betwen break-thru bleeding and period during placebo?.. And how to identify which is which?..

Placebo week= period: Breakthrough bleeding will happen anytime before your period (in week 2 or 3 of the pills) and bleeding during the placebo is normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the monistat med and the 1 day pill the gynecologist gives me?

What is the difference between the monistat med and the 1 day pill the gynecologist gives me?

Monistat vs pill: The pill is a higher dose and is systemic , side effects include liver ,cardiac- Cream is lower dose external less SE. I try not to give diflucan (fluconazole) in pregnant women, and use monistat instead. Diflucan (fluconazole) should not be used with erythromycin class antibiotic( zithro etc) can have cardiac effects. if bad infection I give the pill ...Read more

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What are the side affects of a Plan B pill and is it 100% affective ?

Plan B: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Plan B One-Step is > ...Read more

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What are the differences between a combination pill and ru 486?

What are the differences between a combination pill and ru 486?

Opposite effects...: Combination Oral contraceptive pills contain Estrogen and Progesterone. These are synthetic versions of hormones that also occur naturally in a woman's body. They prevent conception mostly by preventing ovulation. RU-486 is an ANTI-progesterone. It prevents progesterone from supporting the uterine lining and pregnancy and this results in a miscarriage. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a period and afterbirth bleeding?

What is the difference between a period and afterbirth bleeding?

Etiology: A period is caused by sluffing of the endometrium from the decrease in Progesterone in women who have not conceived. Afterbirht bleeding is caused after a birth and is secondary to the inside lining of the uterus sluffing off and the uterus contracting after a pregnancy. It can occur for a few weeks whereas period bleeding usually lasts only 7 days. ...Read more

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What happens to the system is Plan B is taken more than twice a month on top of borth control?

What happens to the system is Plan B is taken more than twice a month on top of borth control?

Irregular bleeding: If you are taking a regular birth control pill daily, you should not need plan b. But if you have taken it twice and have not missed any pills, you may not see any change in your cycle, or you may see irregular bleeding. You should consider using condoms and spermicide in addition to your birth control pills. ...Read more

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I there a difference between Plan B and the generic brand levonorgestrel tablets?

Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more

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What is the difference between pill and tablet?

What is the difference between pill and tablet?

Vague vs. specific: A pill is a vague term that implies a medicine given by mouth. A tablet is a kind of pill. A capsule is another kind of pill. There may be some who disagree, and say a pill must be a tablet. Pharmacists and docs say capsule or tablet, specifically, usually. ...Read more

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What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?

What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?

No interaction.: If you are on birth control pills, took the morning after pill and are taking Amoxicillin for an unrelated reason, you are extremely unlikely to be pregnant. Check a home urine pregnancy test the after a missed period and if negative repeat in a week - that's the only way to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Next choice vs. Plan b what is the difference?

Next choice vs. Plan b what is the difference?

Both are : emergency contraception that can be purchased over the counter. Generic forms such as Next Choice may cost less the Plan B (but I am not endorsing any product).. ...Read more

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What is the difference between miscarriage and abortion?

What is the difference between miscarriage and abortion?

Intentional or not: A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends unintentionally in the first half of pregnancy (before 20 weeks). An abortion is a pregnancy that is intentionally ended at any stage in pregnancy, for medical or non-medical reasons. An abortion is also known as a termination of pregnancy. Many pregnancies that miscarry are genetically abnormal, but women should consult a specialist after 2 miscarriages. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pill, nova ring and the patch? Which one is better if i'm looking for less hormones king of bc?

What is the difference between the pill, nova ring and the patch? Which one is better if i'm looking for less hormones king of bc?

Many differences: There are many differences between these forms of contraception, . If you're looking for the least hormonal impact on your whole body system, the choice would be nuva-ring. ...Read more

Plan B (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more