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Do Birth Control Pills Cause White Spots On The Skin
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
Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know it is normal to spot on extended cycle birth control pills, but I am now on day 11 of bleeding is this still considered normal?
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 had an abortion 11/30 and started birth control pills 12/7. haven't gotten a period yet. I bled for two weeks + after the abortion and still spot ?
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
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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