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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can my family doctor prescribe birth control pills? Or do I have to go to a gynaecologist. I live in MB, Canada.

Can my family doctor prescribe birth control pills? Or do I have to go to a gynaecologist. I live in MB, Canada.

Yes: In the US both family docs and gynecologist prescribe oral contraceptives. So I imagine you could get a prescription form you family doc.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? .

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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" Good luck.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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