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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. Linda Callaghan
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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 birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?

Can birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?

No association: There isn't an established association between birth control pills and varicose veins or spider veins. Both are made worse by prolonged standing. Varicose veins also get worse during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about methods to minimize varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have varicose venis on my leg. Can i take birth control pills "yaz"?

I have varicose venis on my leg. Can i take birth control pills "yaz"?

Birth control & vein: There are many risk factors for developing blood clots & the more risk factors that you have the higher the chance that you could develop a blood clot. Both hormonal birth control & varicose veins increase your risk for blood clots, so adding the 2 risks is worse than 1 risk alone. Best option is treating the varicose veins so that this risk no longer exists, making birth control less of an issue ...Read more

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I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar. My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar.
My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months.  They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

Family history?: Birth control pills do increase your risk for developing a blood clot, but they don't increase that risk as much as pregnancy does.There are also clotting problems that can run in the family.You should ask your doctor about being testing for a familial reason to develop clots, and you should definitely be using another method of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you're on warfarin. ...Read more

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Could my birth control pills be causing my vein pain?

Could my birth control pills be causing my vein pain?

Possibly: Use of birth control pills can increase your risk of blood clots, particularly if you are a smoker. It is possible you may be experiencing pain from venous valve problems which can make legs feel heavy and tired. See your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Missed birth control pills, had unprotected sex and experienced breakthrough bleeding. I have fatigue, leg nerve spasms, discharge. Pregnancy chances?

Missed birth control pills, had unprotected sex and experienced breakthrough bleeding. I have fatigue, leg nerve spasms, discharge. Pregnancy chances?

Chances/ likelihood: Depends on how many of the oral contraceptive pills were missed ; when in your menstrual cycle you had the unprotected sexual intercourse. Bottom line, is that you should consistently use protection if you aren't ready for pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it okey to take the birth control pills while taking the pure raspberry ketone s for weight loss?

Is it okey to take the birth control pills while taking the pure raspberry ketone s for weight loss?

Probably: I have never heard of "pure raspberry ketones" but only a few medications interact with birth control pills and those are mostly antibiotics and antiseizure medications. I just don't know why you are taking the pure raspberry ketones as the only thing that helps with weight loss is taking in less calories than you burn off. ...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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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