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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Yes !: 20% of women on the pill may ovulate while still not getting pregnant . Ovulation is preceded by a small cyst that will release the egg. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills help with my polycystic ovary syndrome? If i start birth control pills, could this improve my polycystic ovary syndrome? .

Can birth control pills help with my polycystic ovary syndrome? If i start birth control pills, could this improve my polycystic ovary syndrome?

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Can regulate periods: Ocps are standard treatment for pcos. They can help to artifically "regulate" your periods. But they don't 'fix' the underlying hormonal imbalance. This is harder to do. The pills are impt - b/c they 'protect' the endometrium from the chronic overexposure to estrogen in pcos pts and thereby decrease the risks for pcos pts to get endometrial cancer in the future. ...Read more

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Can we still get period symptoms while taking birth control pills?

Can we still get period symptoms while taking birth control pills?

Menstrual symptoms: Most problems with your cycle are better on birth control pills or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more

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Will taking 4 birth control pills make you miss a period?

Will taking 4 birth control pills make you miss a period?

No, should not: No, it may have caused some irregular bleeding, but it should not cause the period to be missed. You should check a pregnancy test, and if negative, see a doctor to investigate other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills cause miscarriage if you didn't know about a pregnancy?

Usually not: When people get pregnant on birth control pills and take them in pregnancy it frequently is not a problem but she needs to discontinue asap. ...Read more

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Can using antibiotics on birth control make you ovulate?

No, but..: Certain antibiotics, e.g., rifampin, enhances metabolism and can make contraceptive less effective. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pill be related to ovulation pain?

Can taking birth control pill be related to ovulation pain?

Not likely: Regular ocp inhibits ovulation in about 70% of cases. 30% or less of women taking ocp may experience ovulation pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are periods regular right after starting birth control pills?

Can you tell me are periods regular right after starting birth control pills?

May be: Most women get very regular cycles on birth control pills. Some 20% of women will have irregular bleeding the first 3 months on the pill. They will eventually become regular. If you are having irregular bleeding after 3 months, please speak with your doctor. You may need a change in dosage or combination ...Read more

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Can women have androgen excess, but when you take birt control pills you get your period?

Can women have androgen excess, but when you take birt control pills you get your period?

Yes: Androgen excess, i'm assuming from pcos, produces symptoms such as facial/body hair and acne. Pcos is also associated with anovulation and irregular periods. Taking birth control pills will not cause you to ovulate, but will restore the normal cyclical pattern of estrogen and Progesterone to induce your uterine lining to proliferate and shed giving the woman a period. ...Read more

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Who can not take birth control pills?

Who can not take birth control pills?

BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures... ...Read more

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Hello i'm taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets as a birth control. How can you tell if you get pregnant while on the pill?

Hello i'm taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets as a birth control. How can you tell if you get pregnant while on the pill?

Take a test...: Sometimes this can be tricky. It's very unlikely that you will get pregnant if you take your pills at the same time every single day. But it can happen. If you are worried, or if you have any symptoms of pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. Sometimes birth control pills have side effects that mimic pregnancy symptoms. Do talk with your health care provider if you are concerned. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Uncommon, but...: If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Yes: All forms of birth control have their own success/failure rate. Anything from a physician will have a very high success rate but they do fail occasionally. I recommend discussing this with your family physician or ob. They can fill in the details and discuss all the options. If you really want to reduce your risk of pregnancy then using condoms in addition to birth control is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth Control: Very rarely yes. These events usually happen when one is not using the birth control correctly or are taking other medication that interferes with the hormone activity. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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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