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Can Birth Control Effect Pregnancy In The Long Run
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24-48 hours: Not long. Be carefulGet a more detailed answer ›
Does amoxicillin(500mg capsules) effect the birth control pill? I'm worried it will make my birth control be less effective and result in pregnancy.
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
If pregnant but didn't know of it and continue to take birth control, would the birth control effect the baby in any way?
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
Take properly: Until you stop taking it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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