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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

Life is not perfect: Life is never perfect nor 100%. Things just happen, sometimes. Each woman's body has to respond to the artificial hormones in the pills, and maybe once in a rare while she still manages to ovulate. The percentages are about a population of women, NOT about one woman. Medical statistics have to be interpreted this way, because nobody knows what the percentage effectiveness is for a specific woman. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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Are oral pills safe as regular contraception?

Are oral pills safe as regular contraception?

What is regular?: Oral contraceptives are one of the most effective means of contraception. For most healthy women, they are a safe choice compared with alternatives for birth control. Condoms are still the best protection against std's. ...Read more

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Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

See below: If you actually have oral thrush and you have not been on steroids (oral of inhaled), are not under chemotherapy then you have a problem with your immune system and need to be checked for immune related issues asap. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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How do you know if you are taking a strong enough dose of an oral contraceptive?

How do you know if you are taking a strong enough dose of an oral contraceptive?

FDA approved: Only very low doses of hormones are needed for effective prevention of pregnancy in oral contraceptive pills. All of the brands that are fda (food & drug administration) approved in the us are at an adequate dose to be effective. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

No oral: Contraceptive for boys. It would be a bad idea to give oral contraceptive to a boy and it is likely to make acne worse any way. If the acne is bad, please see a doctor. If you are a first year student, talk to a dermatologist at your school. ...Read more

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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have 2 uterine fibroids. My dr. Prescribed oral contraceptives. This month i didn't get my period and have been havi g a lot of yellow discharge. Is fibroid causing?

I have 2 uterine fibroids. My dr. Prescribed oral contraceptives. This month i didn't get my period and have been havi g a lot of yellow discharge. Is fibroid causing?

No: The fibroids do not, except on rare occasions cause discharge. Some women get a discharge from the birth control pill and some pill users skip periods. The fibroids also do not cause missing periods but may lead to an increase in menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Yes: Tisane de durbon is commonly used as a laxative and to rid the body of impurities. It is purported to be a natural blood cleanser and purifier and is believed to help in allergies, digestive disorders, skin ailments, and weigh gain. There should be no interaction with your ocp. ...Read more

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Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Possibly progestogen: If you are using prostegon-only bcp, then use barrier contraception during terbinafine use plus 2 days after stopping terbunafine as a precaution. ...Read more

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My gynae says oral contraceptive have to be stopped after 3 months. Temporary soln and should be avoided. Only condom can b used lng term. Is it true?

My gynae says oral contraceptive have to be stopped after 3 months. Temporary soln and should be avoided. Only condom can b used lng term. Is it true?

No: Unless you have contraindications to being on birth control ( in which case you shouldn't take them at all) you can remain on birth control as long as you need it. There is no limit to how long you may stay on it. It's always a good idea to use condoms for std protection. ...Read more

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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Does Monistat weaken oral contraceptives?

Does Monistat weaken oral contraceptives?

No: It is fine to use both of them together. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more