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will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? because i know antibiotics do that to the pill.

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Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
They Shouldn't: Weight loss shakes should not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills, unless they contain some form of herbal preparation or medication. However, i advise against rapid weight loss shakes, as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. One should not lose more than 2-3 pounds a week on a weight loss plan. Plus, if you rapidly drop weight, you will rapidly gain it back without lifestyle changes.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss: Sometimes what is in the product can effect the BCP. The weight loss itself can effect metabolism of the pill.

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Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors.
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Am 45 has high blood. Pressure. And over weight I try everything. To loss weight be nothing works can't exercise. No energy and feet hurt help

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See your doctor : You need a medical evaluation to determine what health issues you might have. Please contact your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

I am 26 years old, my youngest child is 4 years of age. I had a tubligation performed while giving birth to him by c section. Recently I have missed my cycle for the month of july and im experiencing symptoms of pregnancy. Is that at all possible? Could i

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Yes u could be???: The tubal could have failed you need to see your obgyn asap for a blood pg test and an ultrasound either way and possible other blood work, tubals done at the time of repeat csectionhahve a higher failure rate then those done when u are not pg if u are pg u have to make sure the pg is not an ectopic pg.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I have lower left side abdominal pains and I get nauseated easily , unexplained weight loss, feeling of fullness quickly, loud noises from stomach.?

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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Consult physician: As you can imagine there are several causes for your symptoms, some severe and some not severe. But a physician needs to see you to question you about them and perform a physical examination. Test may/may not be ordered according to the physician's impression, but most of the time he/she will do. Good luck!
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Had anal sex the day I ovulated. Was on birth control and used condom. Condom broke so took Plan B 5 hours after. Could I still be pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: During sexual activity there are many points when sperm containing sexual fluids can leak & contaminate fingers or end up at your vaginal opening apart from the main event. If none of this fluid had access to your vagina, you can't get pregnant from sex using an alternative site.

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