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Can You Pms On Birth Control
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill pack the same thing will happen only you will continue to take your pills with a new pack every 28 days.So in other words your periods only come after you have finished 21 birth control pills.And you do not get your periods while you are taking pills. ...Read more
After you have: Seen your obgyn for a workup, and make sure nothing strange is going on pills can work great to prevent cramps and u can take the pill continuos so u do not get periods and there are many other meds u can take to relieve with cramps. ...Read more
Depends on when: There are many different mixtures of pills. The main differences are the types and ratios of estrogen & progesterone. If you are having mid-cycle spotting, then you need a pill with more estrogen to stabilize the uterine lining. If you are having late spotting just before your period should be starting, then you probably need a pill with more progesterone. Take your menstrual diary to talk to dr. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but more importantly, they can INTERFERE with the EFFECTIVENESS of the contraceptive effect of your pill. Whenever I prescrive antibiotics for my female patients on the pilll, I counsel them to use a barrier method (condom) for contraceptiive purposes. For how long depends on how long you are on the antibiotic and where you are in your pill pack. Delived quite a few babies from this. ...Read more
No: Not if you took the first 3 weeks properly. But remember, only abstinence is 100% foolproof. The pills do have a failure rate. ...Read more
Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing doses will decrease their effectiveness. If you are good about taking your medicine daily then the likelihood of pregnancy is extremely low. Remember OCPs don't protect against STDs so we always recommend barrier protection for health safety. ...Read more
You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more
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