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A 42-year-old member asked:

which birth control pill should i use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?

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Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Contraception: It depends on what side effects you had. There are so many different forms of birth control, including numerous pill types that you should be able to find one by reviewing your side effects with your doctor. Try to be as specific as possible--write them down before your visit.

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My husband, 27, has had no know allergies, but has had constant sneezing, a runny nose and pain in his sinus for the past 2yrs.What could it be?

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Let me know whether this worked - best regards vasu
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A 46-year-old female asked:

Have had 2 positive d dimer tests, mild cough (though probably asthma), am obese. Ct (head and chest) and ultrasound negative. Ankles swollen. Next?

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Dr. Laura Arbogast
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A 55-year-old member asked:

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am on an IUD as a contraceptive and have had it since november 2011. Everything has been fine until two weeks ago, I had vaginal thrush. And have now realized i'm a few days late of my period. Could this be an effect of having thrush?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
VAGINITIS: The most common cause of vaginitis is monilial or fungus infection. It is like cottage cheese discharge and itchy.Iud sometimes causes a lot of menstrual bleeding otherwise ok. This is not related to your infection or delayed mens. You need treatment for your vaginitis.

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