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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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Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back.What can I do?

Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back.What can I do?

PCOS: You may have polycystic ovary syndrome. This may also cause some changes in hormone levels that may cause irregular cycles, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth, acne, or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You should monitor your cycles for a couple of months to see if there is a pattern.

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I have been bleeding for 17 days now. How do I get it to stop? What could be wrong with me? I take lessina birth control pill at the same time every d

I have been bleeding for 17 days now. How do I get it to stop? What could be wrong with me? I take lessina birth control pill at the same time every d

See your GYN: Breakthrough bleeding on ultra-low dose pills is not uncommon. Presuming you are not pregnant, your gyn may be able to prescribe some supplementary estrogen on a short term basis to correct the problem. If it recurs frequently a change to a different formulation of birth control pill may be in order.

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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!

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Is the birth control pill still safe?

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.

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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.

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When is the birth control pill started?

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.

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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.

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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.

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When is the birth control pill used in children?

When is the birth control pill used in children?

Depends: The pill can be used to control cramps, heavy bleeding and menstrual irregularities in young women if the have been menstruating for over 6 months to allow their bones to mature naturally. It can also be used for acne control.

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What are some side affects of the birth control pill?

Hormonal symptoms: Weight gain, mood changes, breast changes, pretty much any type of hormonal type symptoms, acne, greasy hair.

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First time birth control pill user. What can I expect?

First time birth control pill user. What can I expect?

Maybe nothing: Depends on the pill. Many patients may have some nausea the first few days on the pill. But, you should not experience any significant side effects such as headache, vision changes, cramps, etc). If so, notiofy your healthcare provider immediately.

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I had the wrong birth control pill, is that a problem?

I had the wrong birth control pill, is that a problem?

All the same: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, but consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe!

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What happens if I forget to take the birth control pill?

Depends on week : The number of pills missed, the strength of the pill and the week in question all impact the management. If you miss 1 - 2 pills of a 30 mcg ee formulation or 1 (active) pill of a 10-20 mcg ee pill, take 1 pill (active) as soon as you remember, then continue taking the pill pack. In cases when the missed pills are from the first week, a back-up method or emergency contraception may be needed.

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What could block the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

What could block the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

Not taking it right: Antibiotics, if you get nauseated and vomit, and other meds, if you are on something chronically your phamacist should be able to tell you if there is interaction with the pill.

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What are the effects of when you come off the birth control pill?

What are the effects of when you come off the birth control pill?

May not have any: Depends on the person, some people don't notice anything, some people may get pain at ovulation, may have heavier or more cramps on their periods, may have longer periods, may get some pms symptoms, may get pregnant, if you are having problems you should see your gyn for an exam and work up.

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Is it okay to be starting the birth control pill in the middle of your cycle?

No help!!!: Ocps are to protect you from pregnancy and to control bleeding. To start a pill in the middle would not help eather one. So you are spending $ and taking meds without benefits. It is better to wait for your next cycle and start them then.

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Hi is it okei to take slimming pill (maxslim) while taking birth control pill. thanks in advance :)?

Hi is it okei to take slimming pill (maxslim) while taking birth control pill. thanks in advance :)?

Wasting money!: It is okay (meaning not dangerous) to take Max Slim (I found it on Amazon and assume that this is what you mean) but you are wasting money. To lose weight, cut way down on carbohydrates and exercise more.

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more