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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. or ER can check: Heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding may need medication to stop it, to avoid too much blood loss. One's primary care doctor can help. An exam is us ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor ab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stop ovulation: The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant. Missing several pills can all ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends.: Depends on type of birth control - some works through a barrier to semen and others work through hormones. (condom, spermicide, iud, diaphragm, birth ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start the new: One after you have finished the old one, not in the middle of a pack.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No guarantees: Many options will make it more likely not to have bleeding, but most take time to work, and aren't guaranteed--often have irregular unpredictable blee ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormones: Birth control pills contain hormones that suppress the cycle that leads to ovulation. They also alter the cervical mucous, making it more difficult fo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
No: There is no interaction between these two medications, so your birth control will continue to work if taken correctly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevents ovulation: The birth control pill disrupts your normal hormone cycles so that the eggs in your ovaries are not stimulated to mature and so ovulation never occurs ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
Probably not: Most antibiotics don't interact with birth control pills. Rifampin and rid ablution do interact and require use of a back up method to prevent pregna ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: Abstinence!
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No waiting: If you switched straight from the pills to the ring without missing any active pills or being late starting the ring, there should be no waiting perio ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Maca Root: It is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is not to take it if you are taking birth control pills. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No, not if starting: The Camrese the same day you would normally start Tri-sprintec if you had not changed brands. Both products are birth control pills, but have slightl ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week writte ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
May get DVT OR PE : The mayor risk are deep vein thrombosis which are clots on the legs that may travel to the heart a from there to the lungs. If it is sufficiently larg ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelam Shah
72 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unclear: There are certainly many women who take birth control pills, both for contraception and other reasons, but there are also many women who use other for ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sprintec: Sprintec gets mixed reviews.. Birth control pills do not have the dame degree of effectiveness.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certain meds: Like antibiotics for one if u are on an antibiotic u should use backup that month, other meds u would have to check with your doc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no reliable evidence to suggest that birth control contributes to any long term infertility.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet pills: No
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraception: Yes. Speak to your provider about timing so that remain protected from pregnancy.

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