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What should I do after I take emergency contraceptive pills?

What should I do after I take emergency contraceptive pills?

Preg test: After you take emergency contraception you should expect to see a period within a few days to a week. If not you should check a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Is it bad to take emergency contraceptive pills more than once a month?

Is it bad to take emergency contraceptive pills more than once a month?

Yes. : If you're going to take "emergency contraception" a few times a month, talk with a health care provider about contraception so you won't need "emergency contraception" so regularly. Makes sense? ...Read more

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Is it true tht we can only take emergency contraceptive pills only once or twice a year? R there any long term sideeffects of taking these pills?

More often ok but...: They are ok to take more often. No long term side effects but less reliable than regular contraception. If using repeatedly, why not talk to healthcare provider about using more reliable methods. ...Read more

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Can an anemic patient adviced to take emergency contraceptive pills?

Can an anemic patient adviced to take emergency contraceptive pills?

Anemia: There is no obvious contraindication, but i would advise you to see a gynecologist for better guidance. Indeed, if you are already pregnant, my initial answer was merely theoretical. ...Read more

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Can a 21 year old girl take emergency contraceptive pills?

Yes, but..: Yes, but you should seek the advice of your physician before doing so. There are many potential side effects to these medications and they may or may not be advised depending on your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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When do I take emergency contraceptive pills? I have taken one this morning 2 hours after sex, but my boyfriend didn't ejaculate in me.

When do I take emergency contraceptive pills? I have taken one this morning 2 hours after sex, but my boyfriend didn't ejaculate in me.

Within 4-5 days: If you have unprotected sex during ovulation (10-14 days before your next period) and wish to use plan b, it must be taken within 4-5 days to be effective. The longer you wait, the less effective. If there was penetration, there could be conception. ...Read more

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If i got periods next day after having unprotected sex. Do i need to take emergency contraceptive pills to avoid pregnancy ?

No: If your period came at the expected time, you are safe. Ovulation usually occurs about 14 days before your period and you can only get pregnant 1 to 2 days before or after that. ...Read more

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R there any side effects of using emergency contraceptive pills ..... How frequently can we take these pills?

Bleeding: The most common side effects of emergency contraception is irregular bleeding for 1-2 months after taking. Most widely used emergency contraceptive formulations are Progesterone only & there is no nausea. Plan b for example. Only older formulas using estrogen and Progesterone cause nausea. In some cases birth control pills can be used at high dose as emergency contraception and will cause nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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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