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There are 2 types of emergency oral contraceptives available. The one that you are on involves you taking 2 tablets 12 hours apart. Since you have missed your second dose, you cannot rely on this method anymore so you will need to restart the whole regime again (in that you need to ...
4 May 2019
You can start trying to conceive as soon as you stop taking the oral contraceptive pills. There is no need to wait or delay if that is your intention. The fact that you need to consume the oral contraceptive pills on a daily basis in order for it to work means that these pills...
21 Nov 2018
I suggest to have a scan done by your gynae to check the lining of the endometrium. It is not uncommon after prolonged use that the lining thins out by quite a bit so there is nothing much to shed as a “period” as such after cessation of the pills. This situation is...
26 Jan 2018
Thanks for your question. It may be helpful if we explore some of the causes for this intermittent bleeding - sometimes termed as "breakthrough bleeding". If the pill is not taken on a daily / regular basis, the temporary drop in the level of hormones can lead to intermitt...
18 Apr 2018
Great question. In short, the answer is no, there are no harmful effects or complications with taking the Pill long term, assuming you are in good health (apart from the normal side effects/risks associated with taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, like Yasmin, which your ...
26 Jan 2018
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