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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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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...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?

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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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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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. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. James Dukelow
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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