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Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Yes: First and evaluation should be done to find the cause to see if it can be treated. Hormone replacement of some type should be used if the periods can not be started naturally. ...Read more

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Can general doctors prescribe birth control pills?

Can general doctors prescribe birth control pills?

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

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Hello, can doctors manage and prescribe birth control pills and medications for anxiety and depression on the premium paid service?

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

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Why would a doctor refuse to prescribe birth control pills?

Why would a doctor refuse to prescribe birth control pills?

Blood pressure: Elevated blood pressure, even when borderline, is for many doctors a reason not to prescribed hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you explain why lawyers are sdvertising about the dangers of certain birth control pills but doctors still prescribe them?

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

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If i move somewhere else can I still find an ob doctor to prescribe me some birth control pills?

If i move somewhere else can I still find an ob doctor to prescribe me some birth control pills?

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

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What is the youngest age a doctor would prescribe birth control pills (for menstrual cycle reasons)?

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

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Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Because they do not.: There is no evidence that birth control pills cause cancer - the opposite is true; they prevent ovarian cancer on long-term use. ...Read more

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Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea? .

Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control.  Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?

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Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pill (like lybrel) - then absolutely. ...Read more

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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 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?

Tell concerns to doc: Potential side effects include weight gain, fluid retention, and bloating. You need to openly discuss these concerns with your doctor. Also let your doctor know about your bulimia. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.

Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.

Yes: The levothyroxine is just a replacement for something normal people make in their thyroid gland. The pill mimics hormones your body would make if you were pregnant, preventing ovulation (egg release) so you don't conceive. They work together naturally. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi Doctor I have a quick question. I just got prescribed Omeprazole. Will it affect my Birth Control Pills?

Hi Doctor I have a quick question. I just got prescribed Omeprazole. Will it affect my Birth Control Pills?

Likely NOT: 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"
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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 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?

Acne treatment: A Clindamycin benzoil peroxide combination that can be prescribed by your doctor it is mixed up and is creamy. It is applied 2 times a day. Good luck. It should get better. There is also a product i used to use called actnomel. It may still be available. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: No birth control method is 100% effective. Birth control pills have a fairly good effectiveness but even they are not perfect. The only way to absolutely be sure of not getting pregnant is to not have any sexual activity. Otherwise, there is always some level of risk. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed birth control pills for my ovarian cysts. My period started friday today its sunday. When can I start taking them?

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

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How many birth control pills does the doc give you at one time?

How many birth control pills does the doc give you at one time?

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

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Can a planned parenthood center prescribe or sell birth control pills?

Can a planned parenthood center prescribe or sell birth control pills?

Yes: Planned parenthood offers birth control ( not just pills) at a low cost on a sliding scale-- depending on your ability to pay. ...Read more

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My doctor took me off birth control pills an condoms hurt, why?

My doctor took me off birth control pills an condoms hurt, why?

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

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My doctor took me off birth control pills and condoms hurt. What to do?

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

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Doctors can you tell me when should my period come when using birth control pills?

Doctors can you tell me when should my period come when using birth control pills?

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

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Is it advisable to stop using birth control pills while on Accutane without your doctor knowing?

Yes: Your doctor is trusting you to take the pills. You can have a baby with birth defects if you get pregnant on acutane. Don't go there! ...Read more

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Can you please describe common things doctors do if my period doesn't return after birth control pills?

Evaluation: If your period did not return after stopping pills the doctors would evaluate you for anovulation which means you are not ovulating normally. They usually check blood work to see what could be affecting your cycles. ...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 Inwood
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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