Medicine

Too Late for Plan B?

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Question

Can you take Plan B after 72 hours?

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Bleeding After Stopping Birth Control

Monday, January 5, 2015


Question

I started taking birth control pills (Yasmin) but only took them for a few days (I am guessing three to four times) at the start of my cycle. I then stopped taking them. I am realizing now that I should not have stopped taking them so quickly in the middle of my cycle without the consent of a doctor, but it is too late now. I never had sex but have yet had extremely heavy bleeding during the past few days. I was wondering how long this lasts? Is there anything to be concerned about? Thanks!

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Weight Gain on the Brain

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Question

How common is it to gain weight on birth control?

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Flu & Birth Control Effectiveness

Monday, October 28, 2013


Question

I think I had the flu last week; I had all the classic flu symptoms. What I am wondering is if having the flu will affect the effectiveness of my combination birth control pill? I never vomited or had diarrhea, which I know can affect the pill, but I believe I was running a fever. I didn’t take any antibiotics, just some over-the-counter flu medications and ibuprofen.

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Antibiotics & The Pill

Friday, September 27, 2013


Question

I've heard that taking antibiotics while on the pill makes the birth control ineffective. Is this true? And if I use another form of contraception (not including a barrier) do antibiotics make those ineffective as well?

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