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What Should I Do After I Take Emergency Contraceptive Pills
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
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
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.
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
Can someone use contraceptive pills as a substitute for emergency contraception if they are not able to take EC in the moment?
Ovulation happened one day before sex. I have never had any contraceptive pills before. Can I take yasmin as emergency contraceptive? How many doses?
Purchase Plan B: Yasmin is not to be used as emergency contraceptive. Instead purchase Plan B from your local pharmacy. Plan B is 95% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex. Plan B is 89% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. 3 weeks after taking Plan B take a pregnancy test to determine if pregnant. Plan B alters 1-2 cycles ...Read more
I took emergency contraceptive two weeks in a row now Ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks. Can I take birth control pills to stop the bleeding?
You can but...: You can utilize the oral contraceptive, but Plan B was a hormonal product as well which is why you are having withdrawal bleeding. Consider "riding this bleeding out" and allow the body to reset on its' own. By the way, use a alternative non hormonal contraceptive until this period passes next month. ...Read more
Should I take emergency contraceptive if I've been on birth control pills for 10 days and had unprotected sex? I thought after 7 days was effective.
You decide: The pill is designed to work by preventing your ovaries from releasing eggs. To do that the pill provides a baseline level of hormone to keep it from happening. Some companies state their pill is effective after a week, but many OBGYNS suggest backup BC for the first month until your body gets accustomed to the pill.The choice is yours. ...Read more
Can someone use contraceptive pills as a substitute for emergency contraception if they are not able to take EC in the moment?Note:I'm not on the pill
Yes: What and how depends on the pills available. Your regular physician should be able to advise you. ...Read more
How long it will take to have period after taking emergency contraceptive pills..is it effective to prevent pregnancy?
Emergency contracept: it is quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Plan b is over the counter (women under 17 may need an rx in some states) or you can talk to your md or midwife/np about prescribing emergency contraceptives to have on hand in case you need it. However, if you are sexually active, there may be better contraceptive options available. ...Read more
Yes: There has been no hard evidence to suggest that the use of birth control pills in pregnancy have devastating effects. There have been many accounts of people who take their pills into the 5th month of pregnancy before they realize they are pregnant and the babies are fine.Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone which are the same hormones that support the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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