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Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,319 doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

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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What can I do about birth control related nausea and vomiting? Change pill types?

What can I do about birth control related nausea and vomiting? Change pill types?

Talk with your doc: Sometimes you have less nausea if you take your pill around dinner time or before bedtime. But it's much easier to change your birth control pill. There are many types and you should be able to find one that agrees with your body. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get nauseous frequently. It's gotten better since i stopped taking birth control. Could the nausea have hormonal causes?

I get nauseous frequently. It's gotten better since i stopped taking birth control.  Could the nausea have hormonal causes?

Nausea: Yes it could have a hormonal cause. But also a multitude of other causes could be responsible. Could you be pregnant? A detailed history including medication history and a physical examination with labs can help pinpoint the cause. I would suggest that you see your primary care or gp( if you are in the uk). ...Read more

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Can birth control cause severe nausea on 2nd pack?

Can birth control cause severe nausea on 2nd pack?

Possibly: Birth control causes many side effects like bloating, nausea, vomiting, headaches, breast tenderness, or irritability. Discuss these with your doctor. He or she may want to switch you to a different pill. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause nausea throughout the entire month?

Can birth control pills cause nausea throughout the entire month?

Sometimes: Some women get nausea with birth control - often this gets better if they stay on the medication and it slowly resolves, but some women have continued issues with this. Often taking either in the morning or at bedtime may minimize this. You will have to see how it affects you - i also have patients who never have any issues with this. ...Read more

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Last week my bf ejaculated in me and i took the pill next choice. Im also on birth control .Today im nausea and have a major headache. What can it be?

Last week my bf ejaculated in me and i took the pill next choice. Im also on birth control .Today im nausea and have a major headache. What can it be?

Why both: If you're on effective birth control, why take Next Choice in addition? It's possible, but unlikely, that that's what's causing your symptoms. Could also be anxiety. Don't take two meds for the same thing, it's unnecssary and potentially toxic. ...Read more

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The dr thinks im pregnant but to early no birth control leg cramps nausea gasy ureinate more cramps in vagina?

The dr thinks im pregnant but to early no birth control leg cramps nausea gasy ureinate more cramps in vagina?

Possible: Urine and blood tests typically are positive around the time of the first missed period. Leg cramps aren't typically a sign of pregnancy, but nausea, needing to urinate more often, breast tenderness, and fatigue typically are. You should do a repeat pregnancy test in a few days to a week. If you don't want to be pregnant and aren't pregnant currently, birth control is a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more