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what can i expect when i stop birth control pills after using them for years

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes she can, usually without much difficulty.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Birth control pills will work for as long as you take them. The effectiveness is not related to the duration of use
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No clear answer...: From what your described about the care for recurrent UTIs, to me, the diagnosis for UTI was not certain but seemingly being treated empirically with ... Read More
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Consider PCR: Some cases of recurrent or chronic UTIs can be missed by using the routine culture technique. In your case, I believe a PCR assay for bacteria would ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Martin
48 years experience Family Medicine
LESS STIMULATION OF : The uterus is continually stimulated except during pregnancy, and less stimulated on low dose birth control treatment.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That sounds frustrating. Since you failed oral contraceptives, you could ask about a different formula of pill, or you could try an implantable devic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Whenever : Whenever you forget to take pills, especially if it"s more than 2-3 days, you will spot; this is considered withdrawal bleeding (your uterus sheds due ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete question: Your question did not come through in its entirety. You may wish to restate. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a comm ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Are you pregnant?: Are you still using contraception or attempting pregnancy? Have you had a breast exam and do you perform monthly exams as well? I would advise you to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: It can also be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vague symptom: You have cited a vague symptom that may /not have anything to do with past pill use. Cramps are a common symptom more often related to digestion. A th ... Read More

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