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Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read more

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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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My cycle has just gone over 100 days. I have polycystic ovaries (not syndrome). Recently stopped birth control pill. Is this detrimental to my health?

My cycle has just gone over 100 days. I have polycystic ovaries (not syndrome). Recently stopped birth control pill. Is this detrimental to my health?

No, but see your doc: You mention you're not sure if your pregnant. So doing a home pregnancy test would be helpful, and calling or seeing your OB/GYN or PCP would be good. So they can follow you on this and keep a record on you. ...Read more

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Is birth control pill bad for you?

Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is the birth control pill used?

How is the birth control pill used?

Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Whatis the best birth control pill?

Whatis the best birth control pill?

Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance coverage. ...Read more

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How does the birth control pill work?

How does the birth control pill work?

Blocks ovulation: The birth control pill contains both estrogen and Progesterone and is contraceptive because it blocks ovulation. No egg - no preg! ...Read more

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Which is the best birth control pill?

Which is the best birth control pill?

IUD/Implants > Pills: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the best birth control. Pill?

The one you use : The best birth control method is the one you will use consistently and correctly. That is going to depend on the person. For some it is the pill, the patch or nuvaring. For others the depoprovera shot. Many like nexplanon, paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel). Condoms and spermicide are an option. Research your options and choose what is right for you. Avoid pregnancy until you are ready. ...Read more

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Is the birth control pill still safe?

Yes, for most women: The pill is a very safe method of birth control and the risks are considerably less than the risks of pregnancy for most women. An important risk factor is smoking. If you are a smoker and over 35 you should not take the pill. ...Read more

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How does the birth control pill work ?

How does the birth control pill work ?

Multiple ways: Birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation (release of an egg every month), alter cervical mucus, and render the uterine lining unfavorable for implantation. These additive effects reliably prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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When is the birth control pill started?

Different options: Some pills have a sunday start and you just start them the first sunday after your period starts. Others have stickers so you can start on any day. With these you can either start the first day of your period or the first day you get your prescription. Talk to your doctor about the differences in time until you're protected and side effects with the different options. ...Read more

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What is the strongest birth control pill?

What is the strongest birth control pill?

Hard to say: If you mean - which is most effective at preventing pregnancy, they are mostly comparable, except that the pills with extended duration of active pills (the ones that only have 2 or 4 days of placebo at the end of the pack) are thought to be slightly more effective at preventing an egg from starting to form during the pill-free week. If you mean the highest dose of estrogen: usu. 35mcg is highest. ...Read more

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When should you go on a birth control pill?

When should you go on a birth control pill?

Birth control Basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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Which birth control pill brand is the best?

Which birth control pill brand is the best?

It is hard to say: We do not recommend the brands of birth control pills or any other meds on this site.It will be better you ask your doctor or gynecologist for the brand and type of pill. ...Read more

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What is starting the birth control pill like?

What is starting the birth control pill like?

Varies: Some people having nausea/bloating/weight gain/intermenstrual spotting. Some have nothing. There is a low risk of blood clots in your legs or lungs. Some people also see an improvement in acne, pms symptoms, and heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how my birth control pill work?

Can you tell me how my birth control pill work?

Oral contraceptives: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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What is most effective best birth control pill?

What is most effective best birth control pill?

There's no best: All birth control pills are effective. The reason we have so many diffeerent kinds of pill is because no pill is best for everyone. Working with your doctor, you will find the best pill for you. ...Read more

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What do you do about missing birth control pill?

What do you do about missing birth control pill?

Take it: If you miss one, take it as soon as you remember. If you miss two, take 2 a day until caught up. If you miss 3 or more, wait for a period then start a new pack and use protection until past the first week of the new pack. This information is for regular combination pills and should be in the leaflet with the pill pack. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill is most like the patch?

Which birth control pill is most like the patch?

Active metabolite: The patch contains norelgestromin as its progestin component. Norelgestromin is an active metabolite of norgestimate. Norgestimate is the progestin in a number of birth control pills, like Ortho tricylen, tri-sprintec, or triphasic. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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