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Can Bacterial Vaginosis Occur From Birth Control Pills
Kind of, yes!: Birth control pills can cause vaginal dryness. They suppress the body's fluctuation of hormones and the newer, low doses of estrogen and Progesterone in pills don't reach concentrations high enough to compensate for this vaginal dryness. The liver (while metabolizing ocp) can produce binding proteins that decrease hormone levels. Overall, i recommend ocps and we treat the dryness. Try nuvaring? ...Read more
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
Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?
No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Birth control pills as well as diet, history of taking antibiotics and a variety of other things can lead to yeast infections. The yeast infection can occur anywhere- the mouth, the genital area or the rectal area. Usually, the yeast is really coming from the intestine, so talk to your doctor about ways to control the yeast, like changing diet, changing the pill, probiotics and anti-fungal meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress bleeding: Many different types of stress including physical and mental stress from infections can cause breakthrough bleeding. Anything that can throw your natural hormone cycles out of alignment can disrupt the naturally occurring cycle that controls bleeding. Also the birth control alone can cause breakthrough bleeding for several different reasons. If you missed doses that could be a cause of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
No: Your body metabolizes these medicines differently.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: Very unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?
STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss BC with Dr.: Talk with your physician about a change to your birth control pills. In the meantime you can take other preventive measures. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying >>. ...Read more
No : It does not work that way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?
Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...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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