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Doctor insights on: Birth Control Pills Vs Nuvaring

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Are nuvaring and the patch more dangerous than birth control pills?

Are nuvaring and the patch more dangerous than birth control pills?

No: The nuva ring and the patch are both forms of birth control pills with the same two hormones. The only difference is with the ring the hormones are absorbed vaginally, and with the patch through the skin. Nuva ring is quite low dose in hormones. The patch is a little higher in hormone dose. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 have blood in my urine but i started my birth control pills now going on two weeks..But i switch to the pill from nuvaring?

Is there blood in : The urine or the toilet? If when wiping or in toilet it may be from the vagina which could be due to changing contraceptives. Blood in the urine, that you can see, is unusual without severe pain or bladder symptoms but if u think it's from the urine, get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just switched to nuvaring from oral combination birth control pills. How long will it take for the nuvaring to prevent pregnancy?

I just switched to nuvaring from oral combination birth control pills. How long will it take for the nuvaring to prevent pregnancy?

No waiting: If you switched straight from the pills to the ring without missing any active pills or being late starting the ring, there should be no waiting period. ...Read more

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I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

Antibiotics & OCPs: Antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy. Alternative contraception has been recommended especially if diarrhea or breakthrough bleeding are noted in women taking oral contraceptives who receive antibiotics (even though breakthrough bleeding is now recognized as a false marker of lessened contraceptive efficacy). ...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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Are all birth control pills the same?

Are all birth control pills the same?

No: Different pills have different doses of estrogen/progesterone. Your doctor may choose the type that best suits you and may also help with additional symptoms that you may be experiencinge.g. Acne excessive hair growth etc. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control pills?

How effective is birth control pills?

BCP: Birth control pills if they are used as prescribed are 99% effective with perfect use and 92% effective with typical use. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills?

What are the best birth control pills?

No 1 best pill.: Discuss with your provider to determine which would best meet your needs. Take care. ...Read more

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How effective are birth control pills?

How effective are birth control pills?

95-99%: Depending on the pill type, most oral contraceptives are effective in the high 90's percentages. However, it also depends on compliance by the user - miss doses and efficacy quickly drops. While 99% sounds pretty good, that still means about 1 pregnancy in 100 women per year, and if you are that 1 pregnancy, you may not be very happy. The only 100% effective form of birth control is abstinence. ...Read more

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What if a man took birth control pills?

What if a man took birth control pills?

Not recommended: There is no reason for a man to take oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Could you explain birth control pills to me?

Supress LH FSH Pit: Shut off stimulation of ovaries to make hormones (estradiol mainly) ...Read more

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I want to take birth control pills, is this okay?

You will: Ahve to speak with your dr about this as you will need an evaluation and counseling on the use, isks and benefits. ...Read more

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What to expect when switching birth control pills?

That depends on what: You are switching to or from. Sorry, can't provide generic info. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of birth control pills?

What are the pros and cons of birth control pills?

Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

Same as other pills: 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! ...Read more

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What are examples of combination birth control pills?

What are examples of combination birth control pills?

Many different: There are many different names of combination birth control pills-some brand names and some generics-with many different hormone combinations (atype of estrogen and a type of synthetic progesterone)and also different doses.All prevent pregnancy, but may have minor variations in metabolism, side effects, and how you as an individual tolerate themthere is little evidence that any 1 pill is better. ...Read more

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What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

Onset of menses: The short answer is that once a female is menstruating she is capable of conceiving. Now, whether or not a young teenage girl should be on birth control is obviously a whole other discussion. ...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. Gregory Moneta
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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