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Are Girls Who Are On Birth Control Pills More Attractive Due To Increasing Levels Of Estrogen
All girls are pretty: As a general rule, all girls are attractive, talented, wonderful, etc..., especially if if one is trying to instill self-confidence and good self-image in young girls as they grow up. However, some birth control pills (ocp's) do get rid of acne. Some ocp's can add a few pounds, making a very slim woman look more nutritionally sound. Women on ocp's don't fear pregnancy, so may behave differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?
When the estrogen in birth control pills affects libido, does the correlation between dosage amount and libido level tend to be positive or negative?
What time of day is best to take birth control pills? Is it healthier to be asleep or active when the blood estrogen level is highest?
Any time!: The absolute best time to take a birth control pill is when it's convenient for you to remember! These should be taken relatively at the same time each day, such as before bed, upon waking, etc. If you aren't able to remember daily, set a phone alarm or keep them next to your toothbrush, assuming you brush your teeth once a day. There is no health benefit as far as time of day is concerned. ...Read more
Im on birth control pills (3 months now) orthocyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) im
having anxiety attacks, would lowering my estrogen to
30mcg instead of 35 help?
Not likely: The lowering of dose you describe is not significant. It is possible that the pills aggravate preexisting anxiety. It is unlikely to create anxiety from scratch. However, there are much lower doses than what you described. Ultra low-dose pills have 10 µg, while the NuvaRing (vaginal) is 35% lower than typical low dose 20 µg pills. It is worth a try. ...Read more
Less side effect: Some drs. Believe that despite "low estrogen" dosis is suppose to reduce the risk of side effects but also augments the number of ovulations. All birth control pills, patches, rings, injections produce the changes of a pregnancy in a woman but the majority of the time without a baby & still c a minimal chance of conceiving but aborting when the fetus can not get attached to the uterine lining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only birth control pills are less commonly used except in special circumstances, such as while breast-feeding, or in women who can't take estrogen. ...Read more
Possibly: Depends on how much estrogen, the higher the estrogen the more chance it can enlarge the breats but it can also cause other non desirable effects , you should not be taking bc pills to enlatrge the breast, and at your age the lower the estrogen dose the safer, the lowest combo pill is loloestrin , only 10 mcg estrogen- safer for women in their 40s less chance blood clot , ht attack, stroke. ...Read more
If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?
Difficult pharmacogn: Sometimes the dose-response relationship for hormones is not linear but complex - such as a horseshoe-shape, where side effects are associated with low and high doses, but not optimum doses. So no generalization for you is helpful, unfortunately. Dose titration experi-ments with your doctor's help should be able to clarify this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is ovulation if I missed 2 birth control pills in a row during the second week? (Doubled up after missing) my pill has 0.35 mg estrogen..
Possible : That's why you must scrupously take those pills! They are much more effective if you actually use them as directed. You should abstain from any sexual activity for the rest of the month if you want to guarantee that you won't get pregnant this month. Be more careful in the future. We believe skipping one day is safe, two days is risky. ...Read more
My wife was on many estrogen birth control pills but they all seem to affect her mood. I was told progestin pills don't affect moods. Is that true?
No.: Not necessarily. A side effect of progestins is depression. That doesn't mean she shouldn't try it. As long as your healthcare provider is on board, she can try the various forms of progestin-only contraception. There are also non-hormonal devices, such as the copper intrauterine device (paragard). Good luck! ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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