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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. Tanya Russo
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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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I am 47, with bicornuate , bulky uterus. Heavy pain on right side and back. Periods irregular without birth control pills. Tired of pain all the time.?

I am 47, with bicornuate , bulky uterus. Heavy pain on right side and back. Periods irregular without birth control pills. Tired of pain all the time.?

Hormonal control: You may have adenomyosis. Continuous birth control pills or a strong Progesterone such as high dose Norethindrone to completely stop your periods is often the best non-surgical solution to painful irregular periods. At 47, many women may not be able to take birth control pills safely. You need a careful, individualized evaluation by a knowledgeable and experienced gynecologist. ...Read more

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My monthly has been on over a month and i change to two different birth control pills. And I have pain on the right side of my abdomen?

My monthly has been on over a month and i change to two different birth control pills. And I have pain on the right side of my abdomen?

The 3 P's: Pain, prolonged menses and 'juggled pills indicated the need to see your ob-gyn md for assessment. There are many causes for your symptoms that need sorting out. ...Read more

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New birth control pill causing pelvic pain, what should I do?

Switch pills: Although you should consider the possibility that something other than the pill is causing the pain (ovulation, an infection, cysts, fibroids, etc.). If one type of pill causes unpleasant or undesirable side effects, sometimes a different hormonal combination in the pills will be better tolerated. ...Read more

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My obgyn put me on a birth control pill to stop pain caused by endometriosis. I have recently been dizzy & brown discharg coming out for almost 2 week?

My obgyn put me on a birth control pill to stop pain caused by endometriosis. I have recently been dizzy & brown discharg coming out for almost 2 week?

Complicated: Brown discharge is old blood that is leaving the uterus and generally not an infection. Ocps can help with the symptoms of endometriosis in some cases, and in others are less helpful. In some cases, laparoscopy with resection of endometriosis implants is required to get lasting relieve from symptoms. ...Read more

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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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