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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can taking birth control pills cause miscarriage if you didn't know about a pregnancy?

Can taking birth control pills cause miscarriage if you didn't know about a pregnancy?

Usually not: When people get pregnant on birth control pills and take them in pregnancy it frequently is not a problem but she needs to discontinue asap. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...Read more

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I recieved rhogam shot after a miscarriage at 5 wks last tues because I am o-. Not ready to try and conceive. How soon can start birth control pills?

I recieved rhogam shot after a miscarriage at 5 wks last tues because I am o-. Not ready to try and conceive. How soon can start birth control pills?

Need a neg preg test: i'm sorry you miscarried. you may start birth control as soon as you have a negative pregnancy test. that may be as soon as 2 weeks after a miscarriage. ask your doctor for a blood test or a urine test. ...Read more

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Pregnant an toke too Advil (ibuprofen) an one birth control pill want to have a miscarriage was stress out wnt to no if i harm the baby im 3week pregnan?

Pregnant an toke too Advil (ibuprofen) an one birth control pill want to have a miscarriage was stress out wnt to no if i harm the baby im 3week  pregnan?

Unlikely an issue: The medications you noted as a single exposure are unlikely to result in any problems with the baby. The advil (ibuprofen) is considered safe in early pregnancy. The hormone pill can produce problems but the brief exposure and timing at 3 wks makes this unlikely.I wold meet with your pcp or a counselor and talk through your feelings on the issue.Good luck. ...Read more

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A few months back I was on birth control and I got pregnant due to missing pills but I had a miscarriage. Does that mean I'm not fertile??

A few months back I was on birth control and I got pregnant due to missing pills but I had a miscarriage. Does that mean I'm not fertile??

No: Miscarriages are common, even in fertile women. When multiple miscarriages happen, this can be a sign of a problem. One miscarriage however is totally normal. Best of luck conceiving! ...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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more