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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Side effects of altavera birth control?

Side effects of altavera birth control?

Altavera Side Effect: There can be many side effects. Go to the following web page for information. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/altavera-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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Can switching birth control pills create acne-related side effects?

Can switching birth control pills create acne-related side effects?

Possible depends : On eth pill call yoru health crae provider and discuss with him or her and u may need to be switched to a differnet one, my favorite pill because it is the lowest dose with the least amount of side effects like acne is loloestrin a brand name pill, brand name pills are better than generics. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Yes: All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, lighter periods. Occ. There is temporary breast tenderness or nausea - but generally pill is well tolerated. ...Read more

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Side effects from birth control with enpresse-28?

Side effects from birth control with enpresse-28?

SIDE EFFECTS ENPRESS: Sudden numbness or weakness especially one side of body, headache and confusion, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing and cogh up blood, pain swelling and rednass in one or both legs, swelling legs, feet and hands, depression, breast tenderness, change in weight and appetite, vaginal itching and discharge and low sex drive. ...Read more

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What are side effects of birth control pills?

What are side effects of birth control pills?

Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more

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Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Side effects: I assume that you mean bcp's compared to a diaphragm. Bcp side effects are related to the hormones that they contain. The side effects of a diaphragm can include allergy to the contraceptive jell and pregnancy do to either misplacement or forgetting to insert it. ...Read more

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Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

No dif than others: This birth-control bill will have no side effects different than any other birth control pill. Typical side effects may include nausea and breast tenderness. All birth-control pills will help with cycle regulation. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of switching birth control pills?

Depends: Many women switch pills to control breakthrough bleeding, nausea, breast soreness, bloating and other symptoms. Switching pills can result in improvem, ENT or worsening of symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider about which pill is best for you. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error to find out which pill works best for an individual patient. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ortho evra birth control pills?

What are the side effects of ortho evra birth control pills?

Vera is a patch : Most women who take birth control pills or patch have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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Common side effects of birth control?

Common side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills does inh effect?

Which birth control pills does inh effect?

Any hormonal pills: Any birth control pills with Estrogens or progestogens will be theoretically enhanced because of isoniazid's ability to reduce cytochrome p450. ...Read more

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Birth control pills: what are the worst side effects?

Birth control pills: what are the worst side effects?

Depends on the pt: Some commonly reported side effects of birth control pills are unscheduled bleeding, lighter/shorter periods, missed periods, nausea, upset stomach and headaches. Each individual patient may experience one or more of these or none at all. If you do experience something you can't tolerate, you can always try another formulation. You have many pills combos to choose from. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

See below: The most common side effects are irregular menstrual bleeding (or no bleeding at all) and weight gain. At one year, around 45% of women have no periods. After another year up to 75% of women have no periods. (Is that a side effect or a benefit?) Less common side effects are headaches mood changes, dizziness and decreased sex drive. Its very effective contraception! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can doxycycline effect the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

Can doxycycline effect the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

Birth control/abx: No. Many meds (espescially antibiotics taken in pill form and several anti-seizure meds) can because when absorbed in the gut they pass through the liver and are metabolized which can affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. Delivered quite a few babies from moms on BCP who conceived after given antibiotics pills for infection. Depo is a shot/ does not pass through the liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more