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Is occasional smoking on birth control accepatable?

Is occasional smoking on birth control accepatable?

No: You are 47 - it is contraindicated to use ocp's and smoke when a women is over 35 years old. The risk for blood clots and stroke is markedly increased in a smoker using ocp's after age 35. ...Read more

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Does smoking a cigarette decrease the effect of birth control??

Does smoking a cigarette decrease the effect of birth control??

No: It does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control, but smoking and birth control pills together increase your risk of blood clots in your legs and lungs, heart disease, chronic lung disease, and stroke. Best to not smoke at all. ...Read more

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Young women smoking, does it reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Young women smoking, does it reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Yes: Smoking increases the metabolism of many drugs, including some of the ones used in oral contraceptives. Even more importantly, smoking increases the potential serious side effects of these drugs, especially blood clotting potential. Women who smoke and use ocps are at high risk of deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in legs) and these traveling to lung-pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Yes: birth control pills (or oral contraceptives) are combinations usually of an estrogen and a Progesterone product, often both synthetic or semi-synthetic. Smoking does not specifically effect the effectiveness of the pill per se, but there are vastly greater risk to the woman who smokes and uses OCPs of getting blood clots - in the lower legs which can travel to the lungs and be fatal. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Marijuana: No. It does not change the efficacy of birth control as long as you are taking the birth control correctly. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed at 26 weeks, 3 days ago, will it show up in my babys system at birth ?

I quit smoking weed at 26 weeks, 3 days ago, will it show up in my babys system at birth ?

3rd Trimester's: Good for you for stopping! The most dangerous exposure to the baby is the 3rd trimester - so you've quit just in time. If you totally stay clean and also avoid the other risky substances, it should be okay. Meconium rarely includes traces of cannabis if none was taken past 6 mths. In some cases there is some, but not much. You did your best and just need to continue. Congratulations - best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a small ventricular septal defect from birth. How careful should I be about my social habits (smoking, drinking)?

I have a small ventricular septal defect from birth. How careful should I be about my social habits (smoking, drinking)?

Small risk: You have a vsd or a small hole between the two ventricles or pumping chambers of the heart. Realistically there is no direct risks between smoking and drinking and this vsd (although smoking is never healthy and i would not suggest more than 1 drink / day) you should see a cardiologist and have an echocardiogram to monitor this abnormality. ...Read more

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