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Can a contraceptive pill still work after using cystitis treatments?

Can a contraceptive pill still work after using cystitis treatments?

You betcha: Good question. Do you mean antibiotics? Yes, the birth control pill still works when you are taking antibiotics [except for rifampin, but that's not used to treat bladder infections]. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Can I take contraceptive pill while having parotitis treatment?

Can I take contraceptive pill while having parotitis treatment?

OCP's: parotitis: There is no reason oral contraceptives should be avoided . ...Read more

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How good is the contraceptive pill when it comes to acne treatment?

Some will help: And some won't it depends on how u react to the pill and which pill is used, the pill is supposed to bind up the free testosterone so less gets to the face where it can cause acne. ...Read more

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Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer support. Anyone suffering from it should ask her OB for referral to an experienced psychiatrist --as well as for referral to a local support group. The psychiatrist may suggest psychotherapy as well, which may need only be brief. ...Read more

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Ihave pcos 44"l m getting treatment of metformin ,oral contraceptive pill from 8 month how much time it will take to cure. m 26. Iwant pregnency sugge?

Ihave pcos 44"l m getting treatment of metformin ,oral contraceptive pill from 8 month how much time it will take to cure. m 26. Iwant pregnency sugge?

A "cure" like bacon: PCOS is never cured, rather it is managed like bacon is "cured" by preserving the ovaries "freshness" and function for long term use. As to how long that takes, that depends on when you want to get pregnant and use the ovaries for ovulation. They still may need to be "jump started" with an ovulation induction drug when you are ready for conception. ...Read more

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Can sexual anhedonia be caused by polycystic ovary syndrom?Even after contraceptive pill therapy, when cysts are gone, i can't get pleasure from orgasm

Can sexual anhedonia be caused by polycystic ovary syndrom?Even after contraceptive pill therapy, when cysts are gone, i can't get pleasure from orgasm

Not directly: Polycystic ovaries do not directly cause loss of sexual pleasure; but if this diagnosis causes the woman stress, worry, bad body image, etc...It could be related. The cysts don't cause the problem and taking ocp will likely not help. Talk with your doctor about the problem, there is good help available. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If the contraceptive pill gives you a 'fake period', does the blood still come from the uterus? How does it work?

If the contraceptive pill gives you a 'fake period', does the blood still come from the uterus? How does it work?

Yes: It is still considered a menstrual cycle. The hormones in the contraceptive pill act in a way similar to what happens in a natural spontaneous cycle ...Read more

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Is a contraceptive pill still effective if assumed 4 hours after 3 pills of absorbent carbon? Thanks, so worried...

Is a contraceptive pill still effective if assumed 4 hours after 3 pills of absorbent carbon? Thanks, so worried...

Probably: Yr stomach contents empty within 2 hours, so i think you are safe. It also depends where in your pill cycle you are. Why did you take carbon? If you take antibiotics, have diarrhea/ vomiting your pill may not be completely absorbed before excreted and not work as well. Even if you forget one pill completely your hormone levels should prevent pregnancy. Consider larc!= iud/nexplanon. ...Read more

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Does the contraceptive pill work the same as the morning after pill?

Does the contraceptive pill work the same as the morning after pill?

Morning After Pill: The emergency contraceptive/morning-after pill has three modes of action (as does the regular birth control pill); that is, it can work in one of three ways: the normal menstrual cycle is altered, delaying ovulation; or ovulation is inhibited, meaning the egg will not be released from the ovary; it can irritate the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so as to inhibit implantation. ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

Acts on endometrium: It s doing 2 things: thickens the cervical mucus preventing sperm from crossing through cervix and thinns out the endometrium preventing fertilized egg implantantion in the endometrium. ...Read more

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Should i still be protected from pregnancy during the 7 day break in my contraceptive pill?

Yes, but...: You will be protected from pregnancy during the 7 day break in the contraceptive pills, but there is data showing some cysts and hormone production is initiated b/c of the 7-day pill-free interval, and the newer pills have a shortened pill-free interval, and those pills report having decreased rates of ovarian cyst formation, and possibly decreased failure rates of the pill. ...Read more

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My last period was on the 25th June and its still not arrived IV tested and all negative. I came off the contraceptive pill in December can you help ?

My last period was on the 25th June and its still not arrived IV tested and all negative. I came off the contraceptive pill in December can you help ?

Consult your doctor: If you haven't had your period for 2 months,and that is not tour usual pattern then you need to rule out hormonal changes,a cyst or some other condition which maybe developing. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding solidly for the last 10. I'm on the contraceptive pill but it's still not stopping. I'm worried it's serious. What could it be?

Probably normal: 1. Always rule out pregnancy. 2. If not pregnant you can start taking two(2) birth control pills a day until the bleeding stops and then go back to one a day again 3. If the bleeding is not bad you can just keep taking the pills and the bleeding should get better soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I had protected sex but still I took emergency contraceptive pill within 30 hrs. What to do if I had bleeding after 8 days 2?

What to do if I had protected sex but still I took emergency contraceptive pill within 30 hrs. What to do if I had bleeding after 8 days 2?

Normal: Emergency contraceptive disrupts your usual cycle to encourage uterine lining sloughing (=period), so this is to be expected. May be more or less than usual, but if severe, then contact your Gyn for eval. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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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