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Can Doctors Prescribe Birth Control Pills For Women With Primary Amenorrhea
Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options. ...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
Sure, Why Not?: If doctor is knowledgeable and interested, whichever country s/he practices, can write birth control pills. Here in the usa, pediatricians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, ob/gyn, all rx. Birth control pills whenever needed to help patient. ...Read more
Hello, can doctors manage and prescribe birth control pills and medications for anxiety and depression on the premium paid service?
With periodic exams: Virtual health care is not "online shopping for prescription medications" and needs each patient to have an in-person doctor to do in-person exams periodically. For example, after an in-person exam has cleared a healthy woman for starting birth control pills, she may be able to get follow-up care online for the rest of that year. Psychiatric meds and certain other drugs are not given on HealthTap. ...Read more
Can my family doctor prescribe birth control pills? Or do I have to go to a gynaecologist. I live in MB, Canada.
With history of breast cancer in my family, most doctors will not prescribe birth control pills to me. What options will not raise my risk for cancer?
Have you asked?: Many women have a family member who has or has had breast cancer.You need to discuss this with your provider.I .e. The risk based on family history.you other options are an IUD,a diaphragm . ...Read more
I want to take birth control pills for PMS, but I'm afraid of blood clots. So, can I have a doctor prescribe birth control pills and blood-thinning meds to be taken simultaneously long term?
Just take ocps : I will not take blood thinning pills ,it is very rare ,just stick with ocps ...Read more
Can you explain why lawyers are sdvertising about the dangers of certain birth control pills but doctors still prescribe them?
Birth control: Any medicine can have certain complications in the right individual. Birth control pills are no exception. Therefore their use needs to be monitored by a physician who can then intercede at the appropriate time should a complication start to occur. ...Read more
Of course: You need to establish a relationship with a new doctor wherever you move and then he will tie you a prescription. ...Read more
What is the youngest age a doctor would prescribe birth control pills (for menstrual cycle reasons)?
Anytime: If the md feels it's needed and the cause of the irregularity identified, then any post menarche(period starting) age is appropriate. ...Read more
Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?
Doctor prescribed Duphaston first and after that 3 months of birth control pills. It is ok not to take them, because I am afraid of gaining weight?
Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.
Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?
Varies: The pill will cause some cyclic variation in fluid retention. That would appear to cause weight gain. That fluid retention would wax and wane with the cycle, so the gain would wax and wane as well with no cumulative net gain over time. Women who gain weight over time are ingesting more calories than they are burning and those calories do not come from the birth control pill. ...Read more
Hi Doctor I have a quick question. I just got prescribed Omeprazole. Will it affect my Birth Control Pills?
Omeprazole--the active ingredient of the Purple Pill..is not likely to interfere with birth control pills, especially if taken at different time of day...such as birth control in AM omeprazole in PM or vice versa.
As with all drugs/medications, take the "smallest effective dose for the shortest time possible"
I have harmonal acne my doctor prescribed birth control pills which i don't want. What is d other method to get rid of it please help?
I am 28f. i have pcod. doctor prescribed birth control pills to avoid enlargement of ovary but they are causing depression. so what would be solution?
Antidepressants: unfortunately, the only known treatment to suppress the ovaries is hormonal. You have to decide which benefits outweigh the risks. Perhaps you can take the pill intermittently. Perhaps you can try a mood stabilizer if you want to treat the PCOS. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I am 20 & I have primary dysmenorrhea, 2 options nsaids or birth control pills my doctor is letting me decide and get back to her. What is the best ?
Sometimes both: I suggest you try one first. If no better then try the other. If no better with either alone you may need both. They are not mutually exclusive. ...Read more
If you take birth control pills in a prescribed way that allows you to only have one period a year under doctor supervision can you still get pregnant?
Doctor prescribed birth control pills for my ovarian cysts. My period started friday today its sunday. When can I start taking them?
A couple ways to do: Since your period started already,..you can Take your first pill on the first Sunday (Today) following the start of your period. If your period had started on a Sunday, you could have started your pill that day. Continue to take one pill every day at the same time. With this method, you need to use backup pregnancy protection (such as condoms or abstinence) for at least 7 days. ...Read more
3 packs and 3 refill: What i normally do is prescribe 3 packs of birth control pills (three months) at one time, with three refills. When the refills are up, it's time to go back in for a yearly checkup. This may or may not include a pap smear (women in a monogamous relationship that have had normal pap smears can decrease frequency of pap smears to every 2 years). ...Read more
Talk to doctor: I dont know why your doctor took you off birth control, but there are many kinds out there and one of them should be safe for you. Condoms may hurt for a couple reasons. Not enough lubrication, try a water based lubricant like ky. Or you could have a latex sensitivity, there are other non-latex condoms you could try. ...Read more
Options: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 Discuss options with your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Every 28 days or so: If you are using 28 pills pack which contain 21 active and 7 inactive pills you should get your periods every 28 days or so. ...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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