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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I switch from the contraceptive pill to the injection? And can I do so without finishing the pack of pills?
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
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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