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Do Birth Control Pills Have The Same Symptoms As Pregnancy
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
When do you take the white pills for birth control? Are these the real pills or the placebo pills?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: When you first start birth control, irregular periods can occur if the placebo portion of the pack is not started on the first day of your period. It also may not prevent pregnancy the first month. To avoid this, and ensure efficacy many practitioners advocate starting the pack with your period, or using a backup method such as condoms, during the first month of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get your period and symptoms of your period while taking the active pills in a birth control pack?
During the 7 days that you're taking "sugar" pills on birth control, does that make the pills ineffective, or can you get pregnant?
Possible: But unlikley.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I use another form of birth control, like you're supposed to during the first month of taking birth control pills?
Can omega-3 pills cause birth control pills to fail(qlaira) or breaktrough bleeding in the middle of cycle.
never missed any of bcp?
Unlikely. Only EPA =: eicosapentaenoic acid, https://www.google.com/#q=eicosapentaenoic+acid, from phytoplankton, at ~750 mg/day dosages (much higher to ? triglycerides) has evidence of reducing all cause mortality (vs. placebo) in many clinical trials, not the other omega-3 fatty acids. Effects on clotting remain somewhat unclear & largely minor & regarding your concerns, not likely significant, despite marketing. ...Read more
Can any birth control method such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause you to never have a baby after you get off of the birth control?
No: That is a falsehood brought on by individuals who had a delay in period resumption post medication which can occur. Additionally, patients who already experienced irregular or absent periods will return to that same pattern after using Depo provera, but Depo gets the "blame". Most women get pregnant and deliver healthy children post Depo Rx. ...Read more
If pregnant but didn't know of it and continue to take birth control, would the birth control effect the baby in any way?
Can you rely only on birth control pills when having sex to prevent pregnancy? with the same partner and never missing a pill.
Should: If taking properly, birth control pills are very effective, upwards of 99% effective. Other medications though, like antibiotics, may decrease the effectiveness of them and there are rare cases of pregnancy despite taking the pill. Chances are in you r favor of not being pregnant if taking the pill appropriately. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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