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Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization. ...Read more

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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What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None: The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Affects of birth control shot?

Affects of birth control shot?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...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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Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...Read more

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What are the emotional consequences of taking birth control pills?

What are the emotional consequences of taking birth control pills?

It depends...: Women who suffer from depression and take anti-depressant medications usually do quite well on oral contraceptive pills. The pills themselves are not known to cause emotional symptoms. If emotional or psychological symptoms do begin after starting the pill, it may signal that there was an undiagnosed problem that already existed. If this does happen, please see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills increase the chance of seizures in epileptic women?

Do birth control pills increase the chance of seizures in epileptic women?

Yes can contribute: Certain women (about 1/3) have a pattern of seizures related to their menstrual cycle called catamenial epilepsy. Designated based on the time of the cycle, it is related to the dynamic changes of estrogen and progesterone. I would advise that you keep track of your cycle and the seizures to see if there is any association. Then present this info to your neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Describe the aspects of birth control pill usage.?

Describe the aspects of birth control pill usage.?

Hormonal Methods: Typically, the levels of sex hormones in a female rise and fall in a cyclic pattern. This is what causes a woman's cycle and controls ovulation. Common birth control methods such as the pill or patch that use hormonal regulation give a constant amount of hormones. This keeps the levels high and prevents the natural cyclic pattern therefore preventing ovulation. ...Read more

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How deadly are the risks of birth control pills?

How deadly are the risks of birth control pills?

BCP's: There are potential serious risks with use of oral combined contraceptives. This includes; ^ risk for stroke, heart attack, blood clots, cervical cancer. Women who smoke, have diabetes, hypertension, renal diseases and vascular diseases are at higher risk. ...Read more

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What types of birth control pills are there?

What types of birth control pills are there?

Basically 4 types: Monophasic - same estrogen level all month. Biphasic - 2 different levels and triphasic - 3 different levels. Also Progesterone only pills. ...Read more

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What are the complications of using birth control pills while having diabetes?

What are the complications of using birth control pills while having diabetes?

Watch x wt. gain: Birth control hormones or oral contraceptives cause gain weight, fluid retention and other possible side effects which is something to be aware of for diabetics. ...Read more

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Not proven: Although that was suspected in the past (vactrel complex) and virilization of female baby, this all was not proven. Short answer is no. ...Read more

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What are examples of combination birth control pills?

What are examples of combination birth control pills?

Many different: There are many different names of combination birth control pills-some brand names and some generics-with many different hormone combinations (atype of estrogen and a type of synthetic progesterone)and also different doses.All prevent pregnancy, but may have minor variations in metabolism, side effects, and how you as an individual tolerate themthere is little evidence that any 1 pill is better. ...Read more

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Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Clots vs. pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis(clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots.That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...Read more

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Do antioxidants affect the birth control pill?

Do antioxidants affect the birth control pill?

At your age NO: Younger age group there will be no fall of betacarotene levels ( antioxidant ) with oral contraceptives , in 35 yr old and above age will have slight fall , may not be significant , don't worry take your antioxidants , they are good for every one ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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