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What Are The Risks Of Taking An Emergency Contraceptive And The Regular Birth Control Pill On The Same Day?

Hi I have a concern about my birth control. I took ella the morning after pill in then i started my birth control hours later which was on the same day and i just was reading that you shouldn’t do that and that I should have waited 5 days and then started my birth control and so far it’s been about a week in a half now and I just wanna know the risk of doing that
Fri, 29 Sep 2023
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Hi,

Emergency contraceptive is high dose of hormones. You took it and same day started with regular contraceptive pill. This causes hormonal imbalance in menstrual cycle and couple of future cycles are likely to suffer. Please stop your routine contraceptive for the month.

Throw away incomplete pack of pills. Use contraceptive like condom in the month. Let the period follow and start with fresh pack of your routine contraceptive on 5th day of cycle. To follow your routine dose as advised by your gynecologist.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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What Are The Risks Of Taking An Emergency Contraceptive And The Regular Birth Control Pill On The Same Day?

Hi, Emergency contraceptive is high dose of hormones. You took it and same day started with regular contraceptive pill. This causes hormonal imbalance in menstrual cycle and couple of future cycles are likely to suffer. Please stop your routine contraceptive for the month. Throw away incomplete pack of pills. Use contraceptive like condom in the month. Let the period follow and start with fresh pack of your routine contraceptive on 5th day of cycle. To follow your routine dose as advised by your gynecologist. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician