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What are disadvantages of progesterone only pills

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Irregular bleeding: The main drawback is that estrogen-free methods are associated with more breakthrough bleeding or irregular bleeding.
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Dr. James Lackey
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No estrogen: #1 slightly higher risk of unintended pregnancy. #2 less effective "cycle control" as compared to "regular" or combination ( progestin and estrogen) b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You should obtain a prescription from your doctor and fill it according to instructions.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: For most women, the weight changes seen with the progestin-only birth control pill (if that's what you are referring to) is minimal. Some women say th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
40 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: The Progesterone medication can cause fatigue and drowsiness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: No interaction between those two compounds.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Greco
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is critical that a Progesterone only pill be taken at the same time each day. A back-up form of contraception should be used or you should abstain ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Probably not: Progesterone is not dangerous - although it also isn't helpful in many cases. Progesterone is one of several causes for miscarriage, and not the most ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes there is such a.: Prosterone is a chemical/hormone. It is the main ingredient in depo-prover, an injectable birth control which provides much higher than your natural l ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topical E has benefi: Estrgen topically avoids the pill relaterd passage through the liver and is therefore likely less risky. With progeterone the data are uncertain. My f ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bleeding randomly: Not uncommon at your age but please have your mother take you to a Pediatrician to help you get your bleeding under control. It will happen!

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