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Efficacy of intake of expired birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi!
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   I just have a question about expired birth control pills..
User :   I'm taking a pack which expired last month
User :   Do you think it lost its effectiveness?
Doctor :   yeah sure it has
Doctor :   lost
User :   So in that case
User :   If I got a new package, when should I start taking the new pills?
Doctor :   just stop using it
User :   Yeah, that's implied.
User :   But I can go get a new package
Doctor :   well
User :   And when I do get a new package
User :   When should I start taking the pill?
Doctor :   since u have been unprotected
Doctor :   u have go for other methods
User :   I haven't had sex yet though.
Doctor :   start pill only after the periods are over
User :   So that means I have to wait about another month?
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   in the mean tine
Doctor :   adopt other methods if u have sex
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
User :   I was still asking some questions
User :   Sorry..
Doctor :   k
User :   I'm honestly questioning if you're really a doctor..
Doctor :   yeah i am
Doctor :   we r all in live
User :   I did read some things online about expired birth control pills
User :   Some sources say that they won't be as effective if they're expired
User :   But they should have some effectiveness for up to 6 months
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, This would require a detailed history and it can extend beyond 5 minutes.
User :   What kind of detailed history?
Doctor :   You will be taken to the payment page after 5 mins, I will be here to assist you after payment. It's a very nominal cost. After payment, you will be brought back to the chat from where you left it.
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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