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Doctor insights on: Yaz As Morning After Pill

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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


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Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as the morning after pill ?

Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as the morning after pill
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Yes; "Plan B" better: Plan b is better, but you can take 3-4 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now, and repeat in 12 hours. Need to start within 72 hours of "the event..." if period over 10 days late, get preg test... ...Read more

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I've been taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 months, had unprotected sex yesterday but he didn't ejaculate, should I take the morning after pill? My first time

I've been taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 months, had unprotected sex yesterday but he didn't ejaculate, should I take the morning after pill?  My first time

Not needed: There is no reason to take the morning after pill if you're already on birth control. That is the whole point of birth control. You should be using a condom though the protect yourself from sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and i had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do i need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

My boyfriend and i had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do i need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

If you are on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): If you are on Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and you've missed no pills and are taking no other medications (antibiotics) then you are probably not going to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Possible Side Effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it : Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible side effects. 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. ...Read more

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What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

No side effects OR: Potential side effects of: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Which usually happens after taking the morning after pill?

Prevents pregnancy : Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

What meds ru taking: It should be but it would be helpful if you can list the medications you are taking so drug interactions can be reviewed. ...Read more

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How effective is "the morning after pill?" I could be ovulating too.

How effective is "the morning after pill?" I could be ovulating too.

95%: As above, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, sooner the better ...Read more

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Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Emergency contracept: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Morning after pill cause white discharge?

Morning after pill cause white discharge?

The hormonal change: Could ^ chances for a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), >. ...Read more

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Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

0% Progesterone: Levonorgestrel is a progestin and not an actual hormone. It useful because it will act similarly to the natural hormone progesterone. The Plan B one step pill contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. Except for the filler, matrix, and binder required to create the pill itself is 100% of the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
622 doctors shared insights

Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more