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Birth Control To Reguate Periods And Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Yes: Even though you don't have a cycle you can still experience those symptoms when you use the pill that way ...Read more
Is it normal to have irregular periods and have them become regular after stopping birth control pills?
Maybe: Bcps don't regulate your periods; they regulate your bleeding pattern. A normal period is controlled by a feedback system in the pituitary gland; bcps shut this system off and your bleeding pattern becomes controlled by the hormones in the pill instead of hormones produced in your body. ...Read more
Can switching birth control cause you to skip a period? I changed from a high hormone birth control to a very low hormone birth control. I have switched from Cryselle to Lo Loestrin Fe. I am usually very regular in my period and missed my period my first
Could: When you switch pills you have to be very meticulous. If you are not careful during the cross-over you might become pregnant. ...Read more
My doctor recently recommended I use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for birth control as I have irregular periods and pcos. What is a good birth control pill to take?
Multiple choices: If you have irregular periods and pcos, you can choose any birth control pill. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has been associated with higher rates of vte, or clots in the leg veins , which could be serious. You can choose one of the lo estrin or lo orthotricyclen pill. If you have increased facial , neck hair due to pcos, you can take spironolactone in addition to the pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 Months: It takes a few cycles for thel pill to have its full effect. Every pill has different ratios and types of Estrogens and progestins. Also the number and dose of the pills can vary. If you are a faithful pill taker, you should know by the end of your second or third pack. If you're not 100% satisfied, contact your dr to see if a different pill would help. ...Read more
Is there any other way to regulate my period without taking birth control? Age 18
birth control pill used: sprintec
If : If you mean anything other than birth control pills, then yes there are other options. The NuvaRing is a good birth control method that can help regulate your periods. The ring is inserted at the start of you cycle, it stays in for three weeks, then is out for the last week. If you meant a natural method, then unfortunately there is nothing you can do other than maintain a healthy weight. Best of luck. ...Read more
Im afraid to take birth control pills just to treat ny irregular periods & heavy menses.What are the other options to treat this complications?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Most of the time irregular bleeding is due to hormones - which could be lack of ovulation or erratic ovulation. Birth control pills work very well for this. Other options include the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Heavy periods can come from polyps or fibroids is the uterus, but you are likely too young for that. Speak with your doctor about your fears regarding bcp, to see if they are applicable to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually any of them: Go see your family doc or ob/gyn. They will give you a script to help regulate your periods. Usually orthotricyclin would do fine for my patients. ...Read more
Yes: If you take birthcontrol pills for a while your lining inside your uterus gets very thin and it is possible to bleed little or none at all especially with the current newer birthcontrol pills. This is normal. If there is any chance you could be pregnant (if you skipped/missed pills, had diarrhea or were on antibiotics) do a test or see your doctor! ...Read more
Any: No one pill is better than another based on your virginity. Sexual experience has nothing to do with how one pill works vs. Another. You can safely choose any - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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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