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does the usage of homeopathic medicine reduces effectiveness

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I am 22 years old. I have been using Yaz contraceptive pills and metformin 500mg for the treatment of PCOS since 3 months,now it is my third month.Recently,a week back I have started using homeopathic treament because of acne problem on my face due to metformin tablets,so I stopped using metformin and continued yaz for this month cycle as adviced by my phisician and started taking homeopathic medicine along with yaz.. ,day before yesterday on 21st pill,I had sexual Intercource with my parter for the first time. As I have studied that yaz is a birth control pill,does the usage of homeopathic medicine reduces the effectiveness of the pill?today I skipped homeopathic medicine in order to avoid interference of any herbs with the pill if any . Is there any chance of myself getting pregnant?? If not,can i stop taking pills after having my period with no chance of getting pregnency?

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replied August 21st, 2012
Birth Control Answer A38138
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Use of other medications can at times affect the efficacy of birth control pills. You are recommended to use back-up protection while having intercourse when you are on any other medication use. Although PCOS is associated with irregular periods and anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary), there is possibility of having occasional ovulation, and if you had been sexually active around ovulation time, and if semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina, chances of pregnancy are possible. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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