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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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Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?

Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?

Varies: The pill will cause some cyclic variation in fluid retention. That would appear to cause weight gain. That fluid retention would wax and wane with the cycle, so the gain would wax and wane as well with no cumulative net gain over time. Women who gain weight over time are ingesting more calories than they are burning and those calories do not come from the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a missed birth control pill cause unwanted side effects?

For some women: Sometimes one missed pill is enough to cause irregular bleeding or pain. Most of the time it is not. ...Read more

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What birth control pill has least side effects and weight gain?

What birth control pill has least side effects and weight gain?

Loestrin 28.: At age 48, you will be starting menapause and will no longer need bc. Your period will stop auromatically. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex. Monophasic, triphasic, bi. ?

How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth
control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex.
Monophasic, triphasic, bi. ?

Nausea: There are some estrogen effects such as headache and nausea, as well as bleeding the end of the cycle that can be indicative of too much estrogen. Remember though that estrogen was placed in the pill to prevent thiinig of the uterine lining that causes bleeding. It can take 3 months to regulate the bleeding on an ocp so be patient if just starting. The bleeding profiles ocp's not much different. ...Read more

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Is yammni birth control pill has any side effects like weight gain, irritation etc. Pls advice me less side effect pills or method.?

Is yammni birth control pill has any side effects like weight gain, irritation etc. Pls advice me less  side effect pills or method.?

No: The only birth control method shown to cause weight gain is depot provera (medroxyprogesterone). Birth control pills do not cause weight gain. They can cause mood changes, but these typically will lesson or go away completely after a few months. A birth control method with no hormonal side effects would be the copper iud or condoms. ...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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Is it bad to take birth control pills? With all those side effects?

Is it bad to take birth control pills? With all those side effects?

Relative: It's all relative. Everything has + ; -. For example, the medicine that people overdose on the most ; end up needing liver transplants for is tylenol (acetaminophen). Doesn't mean you won't use tylenol (acetaminophen). Yes, bcps have some serious side effects but you can minimize some of those by not smoking, losing weight, ; being health with diet ; exercise. The upside of bcps though is not getting pregnant ; clearer skin. ...Read more

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What is a birth control pill that can provide the least side effects?

Please discuss this: With your gyn as your gyn knows u and your medical history and gyn history my #1 pill i put my pts on is loloestrin since it is the lowest dose combination pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen so least amount of wt gain, bloating, chance for blood clot etc. And i always give my pts a few samples to make sure they like the pill, and it agrees with them before they ahve to spend money. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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