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What should I do if I'm on birth control and have raynaud's disease?

What should I do if I'm on birth control and have raynaud's disease?

Talk to MD: This is a difficult question to answer. If your symptoms are worse while on birth control, talk to your md to consider alternative contraception methods. There is a possible relationship between Estrogens and raynaud's but data remains unclear. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read more

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Why can't I take contraceptive pills if I have raynaud's disease?

Why can't I take contraceptive pills if I have raynaud's disease?

Estrogen effects: This is a highly disputed point currently, but there is a school of thought that Estrogens can worsen raynaud's. A definitive link remains elusive though. ...Read more

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I s topped birth control today after being on it a week and extremely nauseated, how long now till the nausea goes away??

I s topped birth control today after being on it a week and extremely nauseated, how long now till the nausea goes away??

3-6 weeks: Nausea is a super common side effect of birth control pills. I typically recommend patients start on a low dose estrogen birth control pill as that can help limit these types of side effects. You would want a birth control pill that has 20mcg of estradiol. Check with your doctor if you're not on low dose, and consider switching in order to diminish these side effects. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having a creamy pink discharge for approximately 2 weeks. I got implanon birth control 3 months ago. What is the likely cause (s)?

I have been having a creamy pink discharge for approximately 2 weeks. I got implanon birth control 3 months ago. What is the likely cause (s)?

Implanon: One of the common side effects of Implanon is irregular periods. This includes prolonged spotting such as what you are experiencing. Unless you are having pain or vaginal itch or irritation (which might mean an infection) this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I recently stopped taking birth control. I had sex 3 times after I stopped taking it. I have a lot of white milky discharge & fuzzy feelings in my s?

I recently stopped taking birth control. I had sex 3 times after I stopped taking it. I have a lot of white milky discharge & fuzzy feelings in my s?

Pregnancy test: If you are concerned about being pregnant you may do a home pregnancy test after reading the following for directions and information. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Birth control, help!?

Birth control, help!?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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How safe is birth control?

How safe is birth control?

Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more

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How good is birth control?

How good is birth control?

>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much is birth control?

How much is birth control?

Depends: This depends on where you live and what kind of birth control you want. The cheapest method I know of is to use a brand of pills called sprintec. It is $12 for 3 packs at any walmart or kroger. ...Read more

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Is birth control dangerous?

It all depends: Different birth control methods have different safety profiles. It depends on a individual woman's medical circumstances. ...Read more

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How good is my birth control?

How good is my birth control?

Discuss with doctor: Effectiveness of birth control varies depending on the method type and use by the patient. Permanent sterilization, implants, iuds are among the most effective (99% with perfect use) while pills, patches, and injections are not as effective but still reliably prevent pregnancy (94-98%). A woman's knowledge of proper timing and administration should be from extensive counseling by her doctor. ...Read more

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Is expired birth control safe?

Is expired birth control safe?

Define "safe": Taking it will likely not lead to any toxic reaction. It won't kill you. The expiration date is the end of its useful life, or the date beyond which the hormones contained in the pills weaken to the point they cannot work. If you try to use this for birth control, I would be sure to use backup at the same time. ...Read more

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Switching birth control - help?

Switching birth control - help?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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I have a birth control question?

I have a birth control question?

YES--ask away: Using birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy and to plan carefully for when you want a pregnancy is a healthy choice. Hormonal birth control is typically safer than pregnancy for most women. The most effective contraceptive methods are call larc--long-acting reversible contraceptives, and include iuds and an implant beneath the skin. Iuds are good for 5 or 10 years and the implant for 3. ...Read more

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How can the birth control works?

That depends.: Depends on type of birth control - some works through a barrier to semen and others work through hormones. (condom, spermicide, iud, diaphragm, birth control pills etc). ...Read more

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What birth control should I take?

What birth control should I take?

The one you like: There are many birth control options available these days and a full discussion about choices should be made with your doctor. Everyone's situation is different, likes and dislikes, and interactions with other medications all play a role in deciding which method is best for an individual person. Pills, implants, rings, iud's, shots, patches are all reversible and available and highly effective. ...Read more

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What birth control is best for me.?

Birth control.: The best method is the one that's right for you. There is no best method. Do you smoke? If so, you cannot use the birth control pill or the nuvaring. Is a long acting method a possibility? If so, then Implanon or Mirena (levonorgestrel) might be good. Are you ready for something permament? If so, then essure is an excellent option. It all depends what's important to you. Talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

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Is going on birth control worth it?

Is going on birth control worth it?

Usually: In general, the risks of pregnancy are higher than the risks of birth control. But it depends on how you feel about getting pregnant, your baseline risk of getting pregnant and side effects from birth control. So it is really an individual issue. ...Read more

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What if I don't take birth control?

Depends: Birth control is not for everyone. But if you are of child bearing age and sexual active then the possibility of getting pregnant is high if you are not on any form of birth control.
Birth control could also be used for management of other conditions like acne, irregular periods, or hot flashes. ...Read more

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What happens if I stop birth control?

You would markedly ^: Your chances of becoming pregnant if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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Explain the concept of birth control.?

Preventing pregnancy: Birth control is simply using various means to prevent pregnancy. This includes things like abstinence from sex, using barriers like condoms to prevent the sperm entering the female and medications that prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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What's the best birth control to go on?

What's the best birth control to go on?

LARC: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized. ...Read more

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Any advice for switching birth control?

Find the best for U: Every woman has different needs. The most effective methods include iuds and implants and sterilization. See: http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm or http://bedsider. Org/methods to choose a new method, then see chart on how to switch: http://www. Reproductiveaccess. Org/fact_sheets/switching_bc. Htm on how to
mind the gap--don't go without bc if you don't want a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which birth control works best for you?

Individual: The most effective contraceptive methods are iud, nexplanon, and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).
Each contraceptive method has its own pros and cons. Your gynecologist can help you sort them out. ...Read more

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Using birth control not effective, why?

Using birth control not effective, why?

Hard to say: The only 100% effective method is abstinence. IUD's are about 99%, the pill about 95% and condoms about 80%.Other than the IUD, the ohe other methods require that people know how to use them and use them correctly every time. Failure to follow the recommended practices is the usual reason for failure. ...Read more

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What birth control would you recommend?

Please talk to your: Gyn, that depends on your health and fertility desires and if you are 49 most likely u do not need birth control because you prob do not ovulate anymore, u can do an ovulation kit to find out and if you do ovulate and u want no more children I would rec in office essure tubal, safe easy, takes 5 minutes, no cutting, I already did 2 of them this week on my pts., miss 1/2 day of work minimal pain. ...Read more

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What is used for the best birth control?

IUD/Implant is best!: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the safest birth control to use?

What is the safest birth control to use?

Safest how?: Safest meaning lowest chance of getting pregnant? Depo-provera injection is a good choice. Safest meaning lowest risk? They are all low risk unless you have other medical problems. ...Read more

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Which is the safest birth control method?

Variable: To be frank, the answer is abstinence. However, condoms are probably the safest although there is no guarantee of protection for either party from infections. The rest involve hormone suppression, insertion of foreign objects (iud etc) or surgery. This is a very basic answer. What is safe for one may not be safe for another. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of birth control.?

What is the best kind of birth control.?

Depends: There are many choices, and only a conversation with your doctor can properly identify the best choice for you.

Pills, intrauterine device, nuvaring, skin implants, condoms, sponges, foam, cervical cap, etc. ...Read more

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Was there a recall on this birth control?

Was there a recall on this birth control?

Pl specify product: Pfizer's Lo Overal 24 has been recalled recently due to potential of getting pills mixed up from their recommended sequential use. ...Read more

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Which its the safest birth control method?

Birth control: The safest birth control method is abstinence, but who wants to do that! :) "the pill" has been around for decades and despite what lawyers would have you believe, is safe in the vast majority of patients. There are lots of other birth control methods out there though so it would be a good idea for you to speak to your gyn doctor who you should be getting to know if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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I would like to start taking birth control?

I would like to start taking birth control?

You can usually: Start by making an appointment with your primary medical care provider or your gynecologist. ...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. Thomas Fiala
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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