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Can you get endometriosis on the pill?

Can you get endometriosis on the pill?

Sort of: If you look up the theory of "muellerianosis" - this indicates that endometriosis is laid down during the early embryo development and awaits stimulation when that woman starts her periods. Some women with endometriosis feel pain right from the start of their peiords, and some later. Being on the pill can delay when a woman with endo might start feeling it but it does not cause endo. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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If on the combination pill can you get pregnant while on the sugar pills? Also how long until you get periods on the sugar pills?

If on the combination pill can you get pregnant while on the sugar pills? Also how long until you get periods on the sugar pills?

Not likely: If you are taking the pills correctly, your chances of getting pregnant are about 3-5% per year. You are no more likely to get pregnant on the sugar pills compared to the non-sugar pills. Most women start the period sometime during the sugar pills. Its also possible to be safely on the pills but not have a period at all. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you get endometrial polyps while on the pill?

Can you get endometrial polyps while on the pill?

Less likely but ...: Not impossible. The birth control pill helps keep your uterus lining from growing too thick. So it's less likely for you to get endometrial [uterus lining] polyps. If your periods are heavy or you're spotting between periods, please talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the implanon and have pcos at the sametime?

Can you get pregnant on the implanon and have pcos at the sametime?

Possible, not likely: Women with pcos can get pregnant, Implanon sometimes fails, so one could be pregnant with Implanon and pcos - but it would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Can you get pregnant while you are on your period? I'm on the nuva ring also.

Yes: It has happened. It is not common or frequent. I have heard some amazing stories about women becoming pregnant when they shouldn't have! some children are meant to be born. Now that is not to scare you just to let you know strange things can happen...But typically getting pregnant on your period is not going to happen. Especially if you do not have sex while on your period. ...Read more

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Can you get irregular periods even on the pill?

Can you get irregular periods even on the pill?

Yes: Yes, this is not dangerous, just annoying. If it lasts longer than 2 months, considering switching to another pill. If you have missed more than 1 pill per month, do a pregnancy test and consider switching to another form of birth control such as an iud or Implanon or nuvaring. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you had sex on the 12 and your ovulation is on the 16?

Can you get pregnant if you had sex on the 12 and your ovulation  is on the 16?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Can birth controle help with genital warts? I have them and want to get on the pill. Can the pill help?

Can birth controle help with genital warts? I have them and want to get on the pill. Can the pill help?

Genital warts: No birth control pills do not treat warts and will not help warts resolve. Although warts are difficult to treat but there are medicines and treatments out there that can help with genital warts. You need to see your doctor who will guide you to obtain the appropriate treatment for your condition. Condoms use will be beneficial going forward. Thank you and be well. ...Read more

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Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Can you get your "period" while on the pill and be pregnant at the same time?

Bleeding: Bleeding never represents pregnancy. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Most people using birth control pills as prescribed and correctly do not get pregnant while taking the birth control. So, no, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I switch from the contraceptive pill to the injection? And can I do so without finishing the pack of pills?

Can I switch from the contraceptive pill to the injection? And can I do so without finishing the pack of pills?

No!: I'd not recommend injections for contraception because they tend to give patients a long lasting problem with subsequent ovulation and menstruation as well! Stay with the Pills, or consider IUD-s, or barrier contraception! ...Read more

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How can you stop bleeding on Depo-Provera shot? Will going on the pill or IUD help with bleeding?

How can you stop bleeding on Depo-Provera shot? Will going on the pill or IUD help with bleeding?

Be patient: It should resolve without intervention. That is a common side effect and i would not be too aggressive in trying to treat it. It may result in worsening problems. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get birth control pill without the pelvic exam?

Can you suggest how to get birth control pill without the pelvic exam?

Would not recommed: I would recommend if you see your family doc to have a very good history , physical examination and any risk factor against taking the pill. It is also important that the right kind of pill should be selected and given to you. Pelvicc examination is not mandatory but pregnancy test need to be done and breast examination also should be done ...Read more

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Can pre-ejaculation on the vulva *not inside* get you pregnant? Even if you're on the pill?

Can pre-ejaculation on the vulva *not inside* get you pregnant? Even if you're on the pill?

Birth Control Works: Why would you ask? The reason one starts on contraception is so that worrying about unwanted pregnancy can be put to rest. Birth control works. You do not get pregnant if you are taking birth control as prescribed. ...Read more