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"natural" methods of contraception?

"natural" methods of contraception?

Abstane: The only legitimate so called natural family planning is abstinence. Rhythm is really not a method... It is russian roulette. Modern birth control is both safe and effective. Fear of it is not needed in reality. ...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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Are contraception implants reliable?

Are contraception implants reliable?

YES!: They are as effective a surgical sterilization! so very effective and completely reversible. ...Read more

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Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots of side effects. For 100 typical couples relying on a diaphragm for birth control, 12 will be pregnant by the end of a year. ...Read more

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Are there any non-surgical breast reduction methods?

Are there any non-surgical breast reduction methods?

No good methods: Other than weight loss there are no consistent methods for no -surgical breast reduction. Hormone blocking medications have not indicated for this. Liposuction offers a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

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What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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What methods are effective for cataract removal?

What  methods  are effective   for cataract removal?

Surgery: Cataract surgery is very effective. Can visit your ophthalmologist and also aao.Org for information. ...Read more

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Should nuvaring be used with additional birth control methods?

Should nuvaring be used with additional birth control methods?

Condoms: Not for birth control. If you are concerned about sexually transmitted infections have your partner use a condom or use a female condom. ...Read more

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What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

It works better: Emergency contraception is for emergencies. It can only be used once a month effectively. It also isn't as effective as a regular pill at preventing pregnancy. It shouldn't be used for contraception. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical methods to treat omphalocele?

Are there non-surgical methods to treat omphalocele?

Temporarily: In patients born with giant omphaloceles, typically containing the liver and a good portion of the intestines, immediate fascial closure is not an option because of the absence of a peritoneal cavity. In these circumstances, the omphalocele sac can be treated with scarifying agents until the baby has grown enough (commonly, years) & developed an adequate peritoneal cavity for fascial repair. ...Read more

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Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Variable: Obviously each method of contraception has variable failure rates, which also depends on how well you utilize the method too. With "perfect use" condoms have a 2% failure rate while the pull out method is 4% and pill is 0.3%. With less than ideal use/technique the failure rates are 15%, 18% and 9% for condoms, "pulling out" and the pill. ...Read more

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read more

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How effective are contraceptive sponges?

How effective are contraceptive sponges?

Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more

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Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Not really: Gallstones in the gallbladder under the liver cause nausea and pain. They can block the ducts or tubes that drain the liver or pancreas causing jaundice or pancreatitis if they pass from the gallbladder to these tubes. Some drugs have been used to dissolve small stones; but the treatment is long, and the stones return when the drug is stopped. Ercp can be used to remove stones in the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

Many options: Permanent options include vasectomy, tubal ligation or essure in office tubal. Long acting methods are implanon, iud's or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Thier are also vaginal rings or the patch which are very similar to a pill. Finally barrier methods or abstinence. ...Read more

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Iud surgical removal failed, anyone try it with ultrasound?

Iud surgical removal failed, anyone try it with ultrasound?

Don't understand: When you say surgical, what do you mean? With a simple office hysteroscopy, it is very easy to remove an iud whose strings are otherwise inaccessible. Of course, that assumes there is an iud in place. The ultrasound would help you determine that in advance of the hysteroscopy. ...Read more

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Are there minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Are there minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Yes, depends on doc!: Morcellation is only needed if a uterus is larger than a certain size. Usually the uterus can be removed INTACT using laparoscopic or vaginal techniques through a temporary opening in the vagina. If your surgeon is sufficiently skilled, this can be done WITHOUT a hospital stay! A subtotal hysterectomy (where the cervix is left in) DOES require morcellation. There is no advantage to this. ...Read more

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What are good non-surgical hair restoration methods?

What are good non-surgical hair restoration methods?

Hat wig shave: I suppose you could shave all the hair off, cover your head with a hat, or wear a toupee. ...Read more

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What are methods of scar removal?

What are methods of scar removal?

Revising scars: Scars cannot be removed but often can be improved and minimized. If it is only a month or two following surgery, laser treatments can help. There are several methods of scar revision surgery, depending on the location and nature of the scar. There are some experimental drugs that may prove to be very useful in minimizing scars but none are available at the present time. ...Read more

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Are there non surgical methods to fixing a deviated septum?

Are there non surgical methods to fixing a deviated septum?

No : You need to see a plastic surgeon and there's no non-surgical interventions ... ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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