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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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What can I do for hormonal acne other than birth control pills?

What can I do for hormonal acne other than birth control pills?

Spironolactone: Prescription. Costs $16 for 3 months. Very safe but not to use if pregnant. Can use with or without birth control meds. Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Choose the right ones for you. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc.. Thanks

Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc.. Thanks

Yes: Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons (nothing is entirely without risks or side effects), and they can prescribe for you if you decide this is right for you. If hormones aren't the right answer, there are other options for treating acne, unstable mood, cramps and other symptoms often relieved by birth control. ...Read more

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Hello, I can't remember to take my birth control pills usually and I did not like the nexaplanon, are there any other birth control methods avalible?

Hello, I can't remember to take my birth control pills usually and I did not like the nexaplanon, are there any other birth control methods avalible?

Remembering BC Pills: I tell my patients to leave their BC pills right next to their toothbrush as a reminder each day. Now if you don't brush every day (yuck!) or travel a lot, that will not help. For patients who tolerate BC pills but cannot remember to take them every day, the Nuvaring is a good compromise. You only have to remember to insert the ring once a month, and fewer side effects than Nex. or Depo shot. ...Read more

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I have harmonal acne my doctor prescribed birth control pills which i don't want. What is d other method to get rid of it please help?

I have harmonal acne my doctor prescribed birth control pills which i don't want. What is d other method to get rid of it please help?

Acne treatment: A Clindamycin benzoil peroxide combination that can be prescribed by your doctor it is mixed up and is creamy. It is applied 2 times a day. Good luck. It should get better. There is also a product i used to use called actnomel. It may still be available. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acne that doesn't clear up when I use medications or creams. Could birth control pills help?

I have acne that doesn't clear up when I use medications or creams. Could birth control pills help?

Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can improve acne in women: Though typically safe and effective, birth control pills for acne (combination estrogenprogestin pills) aren't for everyone. Side effects can include headaches, change in menstrual flow, breast tenderness, and slightly increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and blood clots. Talk to your doctor about how your health history and age may affect your risks with birth control pills for acne. Don't take birth control pills for acne if you: Gave birth less than a month ago, Are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, Haven't reached puberty, Are over age 35 and are obese, smoke, or have high blood pressure or migraines, Have a history of migraines, Have high blood pressure and vascular disease, Have a history of heart disease, Have a history of breast, uterine or liver cancer, Have a history of blood clots. ...Read more

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What to do with left over birth control pills?

What to do with left over birth control pills?

OCP: If prescribed you should not have any left over ocp. Take them as recommended by your doctor. If expired throw them away. ...Read more

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I am on Sprintec birth control to help with my acne. I dont want to be on any kind of birth control though. How can I get off it without breaking out?

I am on Sprintec birth control to help with my acne. I dont want to be on any kind of birth control though. How can I get off it without breaking out?

See dermatologist: If the birth control pills are controlling your acne then you will probably break out when you stop them. See a dermatologist for advice about what to try so that you can stop the pills and not break out. ...Read more

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I may have PCOS and from research I learned that doctors put some women on birth control! However I'm married& I DONT want to get on birth control ?

I may have PCOS and from research I learned that doctors put some women on birth control! However I'm married& I DONT want to get on birth control ?

One option: Birth control is one option that can be used for women with PCOS who are not having menstrual cycles. There are others. Many times the treatment plan depends on the goals. If the patient is actively trying to get pregnant then birth control pills are not a good option at that time in her life. If not trying then they are a good option for many. ...Read more

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What can cause a birth control to fail? Why do girls get pregnant when they're on birth control?

Birth control failur: In most case it is the improper use of birth control that will cause them to fail - skipping, forgetting etc. In certain women, the dose of the birth control medication may not be adequate such as the use of ortho-evra patch in some morbidly obese women may not be enough to protect them. ...Read more

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I need to delay my period, its really important. What can I do? Should i take birth control pills? I have access to them. I have never taken birth control pills.

I need to delay my period, its really important. What can I do? Should i take birth control pills? I have access to them. I have never taken birth control pills.

Your : Your doctor can recommend a safe birth control period for you to take. There are now birth control pills that can avoid the period altogether, and this is safe to do. Please be seen though and have a complete evaluation. If there is any chance you are pregnant please take a test prior to starting birth control pills. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Can alcohol make my birth control not work? I am on the pill

Can alcohol make my birth control not work? I am on the pill

No: Not to my knowledge. If it were so... There would be a lot more babies born! certain antibiotics and other medications metabolized in the liver can affect efficacy of birth control, but alcohol isn't one of them. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my mild acne? Birth control pills help with acne but i also looked into accutane(but maybe that's too strong for my acne) any suggestions?

How to get rid of my mild acne? Birth control pills help with acne but i also looked into accutane(but maybe that's too strong for my acne) any suggestions?

Reduce acne: ?Wash your face twice a day with warm water, and do not use harsh soaps. Instead, use a gentle non-soap facial skin cleanser (Cetaphil). ?Do not pick or squeeze pimples. This can make acne worse and damage the skin. ?Avoid oil-based make-up and skin products. Look for non-comedogenic products. If you have mild acne, you can try non-prescription acne products. ...Read more

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Best acne pills to make my acne disappear ? I'm really looking for one .. My acne is getting out of control ever sines I took biotin .

Best acne pills to make my acne disappear ? I'm really looking for one .. My acne is getting out of control ever sines I took biotin .

You have options: Depending on what type of acne you have, there are a variety of medications that can improve acne. Topical products can help as can oral antibiotics. If your acne is hormone related birth control or spironolactone can help. For severe acne, oral Isotretinoin has a strong record of clearing acne. Talk with dermatologist to decide which would work best for you. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea and stomach virus. Do I have to use back up contraception? Im taking mononessa birth control pills

Have diarrhea and stomach virus. Do I have to use back up contraception? Im taking mononessa birth control pills

Depends: If you are taking antibiotics, you might need a back up method. Some antibiotics increase the metabolism of the birth control pills in the liver so they are cleared from the body faster making them less effective. Talk to your provider for clarification. ...Read more

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Do I have to use back up on birth control pills? Random Day starter

Do I have to use back up on birth control pills? Random Day starter

It depends.: If you're able to start the Pill within the first 7 days of your cycle (day 1=first day of period) you will NOT need a back up form of contraception. Otherwise, you need to be on the Pill for at least 7 days before you can rely on the Pill alone.. At age 17, you may not be ready to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, so please be extra careful. ...Read more

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What do I have to do to get birth control, such as the pill or the shot if I never been on birth control?

What do I have to do to get birth control, such as the pill or the shot if I never been on birth control?

Basic check up: To get started on birth control, one should see their family doctor or gynecologist for a basic check up, including a pap smear, a test for std's, and a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more