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East Lansing, MI
A 19-year-old female asked:

if i didn't get my period this month and i take birth control regularly but the pregnancy test was negative, is this normal for bc use?

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual for menses to become very light and even absent on birth control pills.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have extreme cramps and back pain the first day I get my period so bad and it last awhile and pain meds don't help could this be something serious?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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Probably not: In younger women congestive dysmenorrhea can be very severe just before and the first 1-2 days of the cycle. If the symptoms are so severe consider using oral contraceptives which will relieve the symptoms. Talk to your gynecologist about it.
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Yes: Have you had sex in ethe last month? If so do a pregnancy test and find out good luck.
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Can sperm be screened in such a way that ensure potential birth defects are caught? I.E. Checking the sperm to see if it not carrying anything harmful

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does painful ovulation mean there will be a painful menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take a stool softener with birth control pills?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Will not interfere, but if you are 47 you may want to consider an in office tubal by the essure or adiana method that I do on my pts takes 5 minutes easy to do minimal to no pain miss 1/2 day of work, and then if u do not want periods you can get an in office endometrial abaltion to get rid of the endometrial tissue so no more periods or cramps takes 8 minutes easy to do.

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