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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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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


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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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Can switching birth control pills create acne-related side effects?

Can switching birth control pills create acne-related side effects?

Possible depends : On eth pill call yoru health crae provider and discuss with him or her and u may need to be switched to a differnet one, my favorite pill because it is the lowest dose with the least amount of side effects like acne is loloestrin a brand name pill, brand name pills are better than generics. ...Read more

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Side effects from birth control with enpresse-28?

Side effects from birth control with enpresse-28?

SIDE EFFECTS ENPRESS: Sudden numbness or weakness especially one side of body, headache and confusion, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing and cogh up blood, pain swelling and rednass in one or both legs, swelling legs, feet and hands, depression, breast tenderness, change in weight and appetite, vaginal itching and discharge and low sex drive. ...Read more

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Could acne medication effect birth control?

Could acne medication effect birth control?

Yes, absolutely: Depending on the acne medication, some of them require you to take a pregnancy test and be on some form of birth control because they are very dangerous to developing fetus (baby). Alternatively, some antibiotics that may be prescribed for acne may alter the liver metabolism and decrease the efficacy of birth control. Therefore, consult your physician with specific questions. ...Read more

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What are side effects of birth control pills?

What are side effects of birth control pills?

Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more

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Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Side effects: I assume that you mean bcp's compared to a diaphragm. Bcp side effects are related to the hormones that they contain. The side effects of a diaphragm can include allergy to the contraceptive jell and pregnancy do to either misplacement or forgetting to insert it. ...Read more

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Common side effects of birth control?

Common side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

No dif than others: This birth-control bill will have no side effects different than any other birth control pill. Typical side effects may include nausea and breast tenderness. All birth-control pills will help with cycle regulation. ...Read more

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What are errin birth control side effects?

What are errin birth control side effects?

Errin: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/errin-side-effects.html

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What are common side effects of switching birth control pills?

Depends: Many women switch pills to control breakthrough bleeding, nausea, breast soreness, bloating and other symptoms. Switching pills can result in improvem, ENT or worsening of symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider about which pill is best for you. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error to find out which pill works best for an individual patient. ...Read more

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Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

See below: The most common side effects are irregular menstrual bleeding (or no bleeding at all) and weight gain. At one year, around 45% of women have no periods. After another year up to 75% of women have no periods. (Is that a side effect or a benefit?) Less common side effects are headaches mood changes, dizziness and decreased sex drive. Its very effective contraception! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Birth control pills: what are the worst side effects?

Birth control pills: what are the worst side effects?

Depends on the pt: Some commonly reported side effects of birth control pills are unscheduled bleeding, lighter/shorter periods, missed periods, nausea, upset stomach and headaches. Each individual patient may experience one or more of these or none at all. If you do experience something you can't tolerate, you can always try another formulation. You have many pills combos to choose from. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ortho evra birth control pills?

What are the side effects of ortho evra birth control pills?

Vera is a patch : Most women who take birth control pills or patch have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are birth control bill side effects?

That should be: A discussion u have with the doc who prescibes the pill for u you can go to many web sites and read about possible side effects , many women have no side effects. ...Read more

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What are the Errin birth control side effects?

Errin: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/errin-side-effects.html

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Side effects about going off birth control?

Side effects about going off birth control?

Pregnancy : Birth control pills are out of your system within 7 days. There are no side effects of stopping them. You will just go back to your own body's natural hormone production. Use condoms or start a different method if you are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Yes: All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, lighter periods. Occ. There is temporary breast tenderness or nausea - but generally pill is well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can switching birth control pills create acne-related side effects?

Possible depends : On eth pill call yoru health crae provider and discuss with him or her and u may need to be switched to a differnet one, my favorite pill because it is the lowest dose with the least amount of side effects like acne is loloestrin a brand name pill, brand name pills are better than generics. ...Read more

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What birth control pills help acne and have no weight gain or emotional side effects?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) usually have less side effects. For acne, 1.Take Cipro 500 mg twice daily for 3 weeks 2. Squeeze the acne lesion to take out the pus. Squeeze enough till all the pus is out and a little bit of blood comes our. 3. Wash your face with medicated soap twice daily and apply clindamycine 1% solution on each acne lesion. In 3 weeks you will be very happy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

Clotting and emboli: Acne develops after one has periods because of hormonally induced changes to the skin with more oils. Taking birth control pills helps to regulate this and can decrease acne. But even low dose estrogen birth control pills increases the risk of deep venous clots (DVT) and can risk the emboli to the lungs. A family history of clots is a contraindication. Hydration decreases risks of forming clots. ...Read more

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What type of birth control should I use? I've tried a bunch of different birth control pills and i've experienced bad side effects. Lack of libido, acne, depression, and yeast infections. Is there a reliable non-hormonal type of birth control? I've had 2

What type of birth control should I use? I've tried a bunch of different birth control pills and i've experienced bad side effects. Lack of libido, acne, depression, and yeast infections. Is there a reliable non-hormonal type of birth control? I've had 2

Perhaps : Perhaps you can look into a intrauterine device. There is a brand that is made of copper that does not contain hormone. The material in the copper makes the moist uterine environment poisonous to sperm, and sperm are unable to survive, preventing conception. Iuds can be placed by your doctor as a short, outpatient sterile procedure. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and minimal pain is associated. It is a small device that is placed in your uterus and most iuds can be in place for 5-10 years. After the procedure, you may experience cramping and vaginal spotting. Ask your doctor about a copper iud. ...Read more

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I want to use birth control to reduce my acne but I'm worrying the side effects of birth control. Any negative risk on future pregnancy, stroke, or something else? Thank you!

I want to use birth control to reduce my acne but I'm worrying the side effects of birth control. Any negative risk on future pregnancy, stroke, or something else? Thank you!

Personal choice: Acne is an extremely serious liability for a young adult like yourself -- people take it as a sign of poor self-care. Your physician can guide you about safe choice of an oral contraceptive pill, and bear in mind that these also offer substantial health benefits, especially in prevention of future cancers. Spironolactone is another option for a woman with acne. Keep using benzoyl peroxide too. ...Read more

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My birth control switched generic brands.Been on new generic for 3wks. Experiencing increase appetite and acne. Will these side eff. Go away? Kurvelo

My birth control switched generic brands.Been on new generic for 3wks. Experiencing increase appetite and acne. Will these side eff. Go away? Kurvelo

May go away: Sometimes different generic bcp can vary regarding how much hormone is in one generic vs another, and that can cause a woman to have different side effects when a different generic bcp is given. Sometimes the new side effects go away, sometimes they don't. If they don't speak with your pharmacist or doctor about a different generic. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pills that helps with acne and has no sexual side effect?

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Is there a birth control pills that helps with acne and has no sexual side effect?

Yes (kind of): In general, pills with higher estrogen and lower androgen potency will help with acne, such as Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Ortho-Tri Cyclen, and Ortho Evra (others include Demulen, Brevicon, Modicon, Necon, and Mircette). As for sexual side effects, although OCPs may decrease androgens (thought to be important in libido), the particular pill doesn't seem to matter, nor do higher estrogen concentrations. ...Read more

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Hormonal acne. Doctor gave me choice:Acutane or birth control.Will birth control affect my ability to bear children in future?wb Acutane's side effect

Hormonal acne. Doctor gave me choice:Acutane or birth control.Will birth control affect my ability to bear children in future?wb Acutane's side effect

Acutane: Birth control must be used with Acutane as it is a drug that is toxic to the fetus and can cause birth defects. It must be used while you are on Acutane. Once your acne is controlled and once you come off the Acutane for a month you can stop your birth control pills if you want to become pregnant. All the best. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control I can use that will increase sex drive and breast size while not giving me the side effect of acne?

Is there a birth control I can use that will increase sex drive and breast size while not giving me the side effect of acne?

Where to begin?: Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. While hormone factors are there, almost all libido is determined by mental attitudes. Beware of what you wish for. The surest way to larger breasts is obesity and/or pregnancy. Go to the girls' shower or to a topless beach and decide who looks better. Big, droopy breasts are annoying and not sexy. ...Read more

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Why is it some birth control pills cure acne and others cause it? Are the effects universal for each pill, or is there variation between patients?

Why is it some birth control pills cure acne and others cause it? Are the effects universal for each pill, or is there variation between patients?

Varies between pts: Different bcps have varying amounts of hormones and how ur body response to the bcps, depends on how u respond to that particular combination of hormones. ...Read more

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37yr old starting bc for pain ov cysts what is a good 2nd gen birth control pill with no weight gain acne or facial hair effects worried about clots.

Loloestrin the best: My #1 pill i prescribe, it is only 10 mcg estrogen the safest pill, least chance for blood clot , wt gain , bloating also since it is 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills u are only off for 2 days less chance cyst formation and lighter to no periods, and your doc should have samples to start u off and mail order $45 for 3 months, I am giving a lecture tonight on advantages of loloestrin. ...Read more

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Does birth control help acne? If so, how?

Contraceptive pill: The oral contraceptive pill stops the pituitary gland from making gonadotropins that in some women are prone to stimulate androgen production. It's actually more complicated than this or than I understand, but it clears many women and has other health benefits as well as risks. Ask if it's right for you. ...Read more

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Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Yes.: It's a possible side effect of the progestin component of the pill, in this case, it's the norethindrone. Birth control medication containing progestins have this possible side effect because of the androgenic properties of this component. ...Read more

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Could acne medication effect birth control?

Yes, absolutely: Depending on the acne medication, some of them require you to take a pregnancy test and be on some form of birth control because they are very dangerous to developing fetus (baby). Alternatively, some antibiotics that may be prescribed for acne may alter the liver metabolism and decrease the efficacy of birth control. Therefore, consult your physician with specific questions. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more