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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Are you worried that: you're pregnant? Have you missed any menstrual periods? Have you taken a home pregnancy test? If you used the "quick start method" when initiating ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but not likely: Women who take their birth control pills correctly, are protected every day, all the time. They have no fertile days, so it doesn't matter what added ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Maybe: More than likely you are protected from pregnancy. However, the efficacy of Birth Control Pills is reduced if doubling up for missed pills. Withdrawal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
Varies: 10 mg of escitalopram, if stopped suddenly, may be too low a dose for there to be symptoms of discontinuation (although depressive symptoms, and anxie ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Hormonal: Your cycle will be upset by other issues - simple things like increased exercise, stress. Observe into the next few cycles and see if it settles.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCP's and bleeding: As the iron in blood oxidizes, it goes from a bright red to dark red to brown. One of the functions of OCP's is to make the lining of your uterus thin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
During placebo: When you switch to the last 7 pills (placebo) then there is a hormone withdrawal. This can trigger PMS for some. Some brands are made with 24 active a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Is possible: It can happen. Make sure you are not pregnant, then observe for another cycle of the pills. Some pills have a stronger effect on thinning the uterine ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Bilateral breast tenderness would be more likely hormonal. It could be related
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you miss pills you can expect your period to be abnormal while you get back on track. Keep taking your pills and use a back-up method of contracept ... Read More
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