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A 23-year-old female asked:

contraceptive pills for a unmarried girl, is there no harm to take it? as contraceptive has lot many disadvantages? even weight gains due to pills?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Designed as an aid: Though best known for their contraceptive benefit, ocp's were originally developed to treat disturbances in menstrual flow. All prescription meds have risks to some, but a teen that is constantly home in bed with menstrual pain or anemic from excessive blood loss can have a normal life with the aid of hormonal pacing. They can also clear up acne before kids develop scarring.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Just started birth control again. There is clearish fluid discharging from breasts. What could it be?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably nothing: Birth control pills are known to cause hormonal resets in a woman's body. Breast is hormone regulated organ, so that is no surprise you are reacting the way you are. Chances are with the next cycle you may not have any, although, i did have patients who were lactating all along. In that case, i'd check prolactin level and rule out other causes for lactation.
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What are effective weight-loss exercises for an 11-year-old boy?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Moderate intensity: All children should be engaged in moderate to high intensity exercise for at least 1 hour of every day. Any exercise your 11 year old will participate in regularly is the best for him. Make sure it is something that keeps his heart rate going. While exercise promotes health and helps in weight loss, it is not enough without improved diet. Check out choosemyplate.Gov for nutritional guidance.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It is best to: Use backup method for the rest of the month, at your age if you do not want children, i would offer you an in office tubal sterilization , takes 5 minutes, is easy and safe, and you should be on the lowest dose of pills if no problems which is loloestrin- less chance of blood clots, etc. And after the tubal if you want no more periods, would do in office endometrial ablation takes 8 minutes.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No: The only thing that works for weight loss in the long term is eating less and being more physically active. Making temporary changes and then going back to usual eating habits will result in gaining back the weight you lost. Check out this site to learn about fad diets: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/.
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A member asked:

How can a pre diabetic person with BMI < 18 gain healthy weight? I have lost 5 lbs since diagnosis.

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
BMI is a guide...: And not necessarily an absolute measure of health. If you're doctor is saying you must gain weight because of your low bmi, then you should focus on eating lean, healthy proteins like fish, chicken and turkey, and doing some resistance exercise (weights, etc). If this is a big concern, i'd strongly recommend working with a nutritionist (along w. Your pcp)- they can be a big help.

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