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Starting birth control

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
What type of bc?pil?: With ocps: maybe mild nausea, bloating, breast tenderness, spotting, occ. Mood-iness - usu. These resolve after a month or so. With Depo-Provera prov... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
With your period.: If you have regular monthly menses and you start your pills when you start your period, you will be protected from when you start the pills. If you s... Read More
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Before having sex: If you are planning to start on hormonal contraceptives it is best to start them at least 1 month prior to having sex. Things like condoms or diaphra... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Birth Control: Usually two weeks in is a good place to get to before you stop using other protection.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Yes, your nausea is considered to be a possible side effect.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After a pill period: After the first cycle of the pill results in a "pill" period then the next cycle is golden for pill use only. Remember to take the pill every day abou... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: At the worstit will mess up the timing of your period and you might have bleeding at a time when you do not expecte it then again it might happen. It ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
How are you sick? : What are your symptoms? As with any drug therapy, there are risks of the medicine to be weighed with the benefits. Can you be more specific?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonda Anderson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pills the same: Depending on your pill type, either all the pills are the same, or all the pills within a particular week are the same. They're usually color-coded. S... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes.: It is not uncommon to have spotting, bleeding or other minor problems during the first several months of beginning a new birth control. If these symp... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: That would be fine.

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