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A 26-year-old female asked:

hello im using contraceptive pills for hormonal imbalance my o.b told me to continue until i get married because i have a polycistic ovaries.is it ok?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills are often needed long term especially in women with pcos. However there is risk with any form of birth control such as blood clts and breast cancer when taken for an extended period like 15-20 yrs or more. But if stopped ax of pcos can return so risk vs benefit should be weighed for each individual.

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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.
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 32-year-old member asked:

Will vaginal foam used with pull-out prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Contraception: Vaginal foam with withdrawal method should prevent pregnancy. Like any barrier method is has approximately a 20% failure rate.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do hormones help a woman have a healthy vagina?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
They are key: The normal hormones are key to vaginal health. In fact, after menopause, women can experience dryness, itching and atrophy due to the normal hormones.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is birth control affected by amoxicillin?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It decreases it: Amoxicillin, like the majority of commonly used antibiotics, interfere with the effectiveness of the birth control pill. You should use some form of backup contraception during the cycle that you are taking the antibiotic.

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