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Can you tell me what birth control options are?

Can you tell me what birth control options are?

Effective Convenient: Contraception gives women the freedom to plan their families. Your priorities should be effectiveness, then convenience, side effects, and cost. Keep in mind that all forms of birth control are safer than pregnancy. Check out this article: http://www.Womenshealthfremont.Com/newsdesk/news/contraceptive-upgrade-proves-cost-effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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


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Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus too think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and microgestin?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control and microgestin?

Clarify: Can you be more specific about what you would like to know about microgestin and contraception. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about birth control?

Can you tell me about birth control?

Many options.: Their are many options for birth control that may be appropriate depending on your medical history and your reproductive plans. Options include barrier methods, hormonal methods like pills and rings, long acting reversible methods like the iud, Implanon and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Each method has pros and cons. To decide which is best for you go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control pill and spotting?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control pill and spotting?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding is a fairly common problem OCPs, especially with the newer low dose pills. The hormones are sometimes not able to keep the lining stable, so some will slough off. It does NOT effect the contraceptive aspect of the pill. Usually, is just happens sporadically, but if it happens all the time, you need to try a different pill. Always take your pill at the same time every day. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hormone theropy and birth control differ?

Mostly dosage: Birth control pills have a considerably higher level of estrogen and progesten hormones than hormonal medications used after menopause. The higher doses are necessary to suppress ovulation. After menopause, only much smaller doses are needed to manage symptoms some women have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what progesterone only birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what progesterone only birth control pills are?

No estrogen. : Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control not helping acne?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control not helping acne?

How long on BC: It usually takes 3-4 month of taking birth control to be in your system to have an effect on acne. Also, there are some birth control types that work better than others (eg, the ones with drospirenone, norethindrone, or norgestimate as the progesterone component). It is also worth looking into spironolactone (this is not a birth control) this is another effective option for hormonal acne. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the birth control alesse?

Yes: Alesse is a low dose monophasic birth control pill that is safe and effective for use by most women who are candidates for birth oral contraceptives. Monophasic means that you get the same dose of hormones in each hormone containing pill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are birth control pills that don't cause trombones?

I assume you mean th: Thrombosis, any pill can cause that, but if u are healthy and young at age 30 and have no medical problems that would make u more at risk or and a neg family hx, your chance of thrombosis is very low and now with the newer low dose pills like loloestrin the risk is lower tell your doc you want to be on tehelowest combo pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and birth control please helo?

Preventing pregnancy: Pregnancy happens when a man has intercourse with a fertile women during the time that she ovulates. A way to prevent pregnancy (but still have intercourse) is to use birth control. Birth control comes in a variety of forms such as pills, implants in the skin or the uterus, injections, foams, vaginal inserts, etc. There is even emergency contraception that you can take AFTER intercourse! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what birth control pills worked well for you?

Can anyone tell me what birth control pills worked well for you?

Most of them: Because modern oral contraceptive pills are considerably lower dosages than the 1960 and 70's the hormonal effects are generally less impactful. With 20 and 30 microgram estrogen pills, most all of them work well with patients, even in the generic forms. It is simply a matter of the MD adjusting the dosages to fit the patient rather than utilizing the MD's only "favorite" pill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the implanon birth control?

Can you tell me about the implanon birth control?

Rod for 3 years: IT is a small rod implanted in the arm, good for three years. It is as effective as having a tubal but reversible. Insertion and removal are very easy. It containes only the hormone progesterone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control acne issue help?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control acne issue help?

Hormonal Acne: What are the issues? do birth control pills reduce or worsen the acne? How old are you? what type of medications are you on? what type of acne do you have? Obviously a doctor prescribed the birth control, please direct your concern to that doctor since they actually have some information on you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and frequent uti's!?

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and frequent uti's!?

Here are some...: How long and often have you noticed frequent UTIs from taking birth control pill? How has UTI been diagnosed, by symptoms alone or by Sx + urinalysis + urine culture? How was urine specimen obtained? Indeed, some women on BC pills may have voiding irritation, but unnecessarily from UTI. For more on UTI, go to articles listed in UTI... on http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. I hope info provided be... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are birth control options for someone with high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are birth control options for someone with high blood pressure?

BP control and BC pi: If your BP is controlled, you can take low harmone bc pills like loestrin 1/20. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more