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Query about birth control and periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   Hi! I took Plan B on Sunday and now I have what feels like a period. I know periods can come early or late after taking Plan B, so is this a period? I'd be due to get mine between feb 27th and march 6th
User :   I had to temporarily stop my BCP and want to restart them so I dont know if I should start them this Sunday.
Doctor :   after tasking plan b the periods can come between the 5-7 dyas
User :   so this is a legit period? i can start bcp sunday and then if necessary take preg test in week or so?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok great and one more thing u might be able to help me with
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had to stop bcp b/c of terrible gi problems.. had endoscopy and found moserate gastritis and multiple erosions. can bcp exascerbate or cause that issue? i'm now feeling much better but wasn't sure if pill was causing the issue..
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   bcp can cause gastritis

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
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User :   hi yes
User :   so bcp can cause gastritis...i'm now on aciphex should i give this pill another try now that my stomach is being treated?
User :   and are any bcp worse than others?
Doctor :   all the bcp;s will cause gastritis
Doctor :   if your gastritis has resolved you can again start the bcp's again
Doctor :   kindly provide your age, marital status
User :   i was on the pill for years with no problem...and yes it is much better with the meds i'm taking now
User :   25, single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then bcp's are the best choice of contraception
Doctor :   or you can ask your partner to use condoms if you are not tolerating the oral pills
User :   the condoms are what led me to having to use plan b!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the you need to continue bcp's
User :   i was on the pill for years...i'm VERY precautionary...and i don't trust condoms alone..especially after having them break
Doctor :   you can continue taking your antacid one in a day with bcp
Doctor :   to prevent gastritis
User :   so no one bcp is easier on stomach than other? i hear people talk about yaz..i'm takine loestrin fe 1/20
Doctor :   and take the bcp's after food
Doctor :   all the bcp are hormones
Doctor :   are you there
User :   ok...what's your take on the nuva ring?
User :   in case i need another option...i'm just not sure of trusting that..and how it releases hormones so steadily
Doctor :   it is once a month birth control
Doctor :   is is inserted in vagina
Doctor :   you need not take it every day, it is convennnnnient
Doctor :   it is inerted in vagina for 3 weeks and new ring should be inserted after 7 dyas later
User :   do you think it's reliable?
Doctor :   it is also hormonal
Doctor :   it is aslo safe as bcp's
User :   these hormones are tricky!
User :   and before i go i just want to be sure it's ok to start pill sunday even though i just took plan b?
User :   me getting period is indicative of not being pregnant (hopefully)?
Doctor :   the common side effects are irritation, white discharge, some times leads to coital problems
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes to both? lol
Doctor :   s there anything else I can help you with?
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User :   u answered yes to my 2 last questions? just want to be sure then i'll leave u!!
Doctor :   are you there
User :   u answered yes to my 2 last questions? just want to be sure then i'll leave u!!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if you get your periods there is no chances of being pregnant
User :   so if i was pregnant this bleeding wouldn't happen?
Doctor :   if yous till have doubts you can get a urine pregnancy done
User :   sorry i've been nervous!!
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   do not worry
User :   ok thank you! have good night! you've been a great help :)
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