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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Haven't taken birth control pill for 2days I don't want to take it anymore i don't like the side effects. Having brown discharge what does this mean?

Haven't taken birth control pill for 2days I don't want to take it anymore i don't like the side effects. Having brown discharge what does this mean?

Withdrawal bleed: If you stop the birth control then you will trigger a menstrual cycle. The brown discharge is likely old blood as one would expect. Consider a different birth control method if you are sexually active ...Read more

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I need some birth control with fewer side effects, what should I do?

I need some birth control with fewer side effects, what should I do?

Non-hormonal methods: Its hard to make a recommendation without knowing what you are using now. In general, non-hormonal contraception choices such as an IUD or getting your tubes tied have the lowest side-effects. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am very curious about birth control side effects. Are they worth it?

I am very curious about birth control side effects. Are they worth it?

Most have none: Most women have no side effects, with the benefit of no pregnancy; risks of side effects are less than in pregnancy. In the 1st few mos irregular bleeding can occur that gets better over time. Others include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. 1 serious potential risk, altho rare, is a blood clot in your leg or traveling to your lungs, again, less likely than in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am afraid my birth control is going to make me show side effects. Should i be worried?

I am afraid my birth control is going to make me show side effects. Should i be worried?

Educate yourself: about the potential side effects that can occur with the medication in question. Discuss specific concerns with your prescribing medical provider & /or the pharmacist. Bottom line is that all medications have potential for side effects but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will develop side effects. ...Read more

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I am suddenly experiencing side effects of birth control this time around. Why could this be happening?

I am suddenly experiencing side effects of birth control this time around. Why could this be happening?

Other causes : I'm assuming you'd use this same method of birth control previously. Our bodies change, and you can develop other symptoms that may not be caused by the pill. It's not rare to have mild side effects in the first 1-3 months after starting or restarting birth control pills. Talk with your doctor is the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Side effects of altavera birth control?

Side effects of altavera birth control?

Altavera Side Effect: There can be many side effects. Go to the following web page for information. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/altavera-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Clots vs. pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis(clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots.That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...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. Corey Clay
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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