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Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

IUD: In several studies, use of an intrauterine device (iud) was associated with decreased fertility. On the other hand, in rare cases, there can be conception with an iud in place. If it remains in the uterus there might be problems during the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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Will long term use of birth control pills can affect your ability to conceive?

Will long term use of birth control pills can affect your ability to conceive?

No long term effect: While it is known that birth control pills cause temporary infertility, but there are no long term effect on fertility and conception. ...Read more

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Can the birth control shot affect the results of a pregnancy test?

Can the birth control shot affect the results of a pregnancy test?

No: Contraceptive injections do not increase the frequency of either false positive or false negative home pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the birth control pill take to be effective in the 3rd cycle?

Normally, how long would the birth control pill take to be effective in the 3rd cycle?

It is effective: Once a woman finishes her first pack of birth control pills she is protected and no longer needs to use a backup method of birth control. By the second and third pack the birth control pill is fully effective and no backup is needed. ...Read more

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If taken all the birth control pills, can the sugar pills prevent pregnancy as a placebo effect?

If taken all the birth control pills, can the sugar pills prevent pregnancy as a placebo effect?

No: While taking the "sugar pills" - the menstrual period should start - women do no conceive during the menses. The failure rate for ocp's is about 3% - so ovulation and conception can occur while taking the pill. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?

How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?

Varies: These may be directly related to the medication and so be short live. In addition they may simply decrease over time. However and importantly they may have triggered a pre-existing pattern which may need continuing medication. \ask your doctor about this, be sure your lab works are normal. If necessary get a consultations from someone who specializes in mood swings. ...Read more

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How long will the nausea effect from my birth control pills last?

How long will the nausea effect from my birth control pills last?

Give it time.: The nausea associated with the birth control pill is often due to the estrogen. This should go away after a month or so. If after 3 months you are still having problems then it makes sense to change pills to a lower estrogen dose or consider an alternative. You can also try taking the pill at a different time of the day, such as before bed time or taking the pill with some food. ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more

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If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

No OTC estrogen: There are no OTC estrogens. There are OTC meds that claim to estrogenic activity, but estrogen requires a prescription. Plan B, which OTC, is a progestin. If you took prescription estrogen while on Nexplanon, it would not effect the birth control, and may stabilize the endometrium, decreasing the bleeding. Talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Can plan b cause you to ovulate even if you're on birth control pills because of the decrese in hormones after 120hrs?

No: If you are on birth control then there is no reason to be taking Plan B. Plan B is for those who are not on birth control to take after having sex. Using Plan B would not make the birth control pills less effective it is just not necessary to take Plan B when you were already protected in the first place ...Read more

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Can birth control be used in athletes for allowing the option to skip a period on a competition day? Do side effects affect performance

Can birth control be used in athletes for allowing the option to skip a period on a competition day? Do side effects affect performance

Yes it can be.: It is unknown how much side effects affect performance and it affects each individual differently. This is a very individual decision that should be made methodically with your OB/GYN. http://www.sportsmd.com/SportsMD_Articles/id/309/n/birth_control_and_the_female_athlete.aspx#sthash.w74k0yPz.KJC2wYW7.dpbs ...Read more

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Can over weight woman take the pill (birth control) cause a stroke?

Can over weight woman take the pill (birth control) cause a stroke?

Risk factors: Smoking, oral contraceptives, and migraines together can increase stroke risk, but so can heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats, increased homocysteine, and obesity. If one is merely 10-20 lbs overweight without the other risk factors, should be just fine to use bcp. ...Read more

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How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip partially off. By themselves don't provide the best of methods of birth control but they do offer protection from STDs. Your girlfriend could use foam or cream spermatocide with you using a condom. This would be more effective. ...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. Thomas Fiala
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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