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I took two birth control pills and i now have white spots on my nipples, normal?

I took two birth control pills and i now have white spots on my nipples, normal?

Not related : Birth control pills will not cause white spots on the nipples. Any change on the nipple should be followed by an examination from your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? can anything be done to reduce or prevent it

Spotting on bcp's: "Spotting" is caused by a decrease in estrogen , and irregular times of taking the low dose pills now being used will result in spotting. To prevent this, a definite time in the evening of taking the pill will prevent this, but in some cases, the pill dose will need a small increase. If this occurs, changing the pill may prevent "spotting". ...Read more

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I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

Ans: Yes it is. The birth control alters the hormones. The uterine wall still needs to thin. But no ovulation. So you can get a full period or spotty blessing on and off ...Read more

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What causes skin on upper lip to darken with exposure to sun?Not taking birth control pills or hormones.Still have ovaries.38 years old.Periods reg.

What causes skin on upper lip to darken with exposure to sun?Not taking birth control pills or hormones.Still have ovaries.38 years old.Periods reg.

Melasma: No one really seems to know what causes melasma. It seems to be a combination of the sun, hormones and a predisposition. You should see a dermatologist. It can be treated with prescription bleaching creams and certain sunscreens. Treatment takes months and is not always successful. ...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


Dr. Warren Foster
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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