Doctor Q&A for Dr. Paula Hillard

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Not the same: Emergency contraception acts mainly by preventing ovulation, and is intended for only occasional or one-time use. Regular birth control pills also w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
NO: Hormonal contraception (pills, patch, shot, ring, and emergency contraceptives) do not prevent stds. Only condoms/barrier methods lower the risks of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Bleeding: 11 mm is too thick in a post menopausal woman. Most drs would recommend an endometrial biopsy to be sure there is no precancerous tissue or cancer. Pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Better protection: Many couples use a backup method such as condoms and pills to increase effectiveness and lower risk of stds. Also, it's more effective to use condom ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
No clear differences: There is no clear evidence that users of any one particular pill will have more or fewer side effects.Every person is different, & success with pills ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective m... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
3-6 weeks: Ask your doctor even before your delivery. Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the pill in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: Could be abdominal bloating from constipation of other gyn cause. See your dr to know for sure.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Possibly: Any severe illness can affect our period. If you don't want to be pregnant, use something for birth control.
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