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Do Birth Control Pills Trigger Attacks Of Svt
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
Probably not: It is unlikely that your pills would be causing your svt. Talk to your doctor about whether your arrhythmia increases your risk for blood clots. If it does, you should make sure you are not using a contraceptive method which contains estrogen. You can consider the iud, condoms, progesterone-only pill, or injectable (depo-provera), none of which contain estrogen. ...Read more
Im on birth control pills (3 months now) orthocyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) im
having anxiety attacks, would lowering my estrogen to
30mcg instead of 35 help?
Not likely: The lowering of dose you describe is not significant. It is possible that the pills aggravate preexisting anxiety. It is unlikely to create anxiety from scratch. However, there are much lower doses than what you described. Ultra low-dose pills have 10 µg, while the NuvaRing (vaginal) is 35% lower than typical low dose 20 µg pills. It is worth a try. ...Read more
I had embarrasing problem of masturbation and during doing it i started bleeding doctor gave me birth control pills soon i recovered but now i have chronic uti attacks although iam taking antibiotics but still iam having bacterias in my urine iam unmarri
Not the problem: Masturbation is normal and healthy and does not cause bleeding.The pill should not be causing bacteria in your urine especially if u r on antibiotics to prevent infections.There may be a structural abnormality causing the persistent infections.U need to be seen by a urologist to have this checked out.Was the cause of the bleeding evaluated?Pills only treat the symptom and can cover up the cause. ...Read more
Does Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of blood clots, stroke or heart attack than other birth control pills?
Slightly: The answer is a bit more complex. All birth control pills slightly increase your risk for blood clots. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and yasmin, have a Progesterone that has a sligtly higher risk then other birth control pills. That being said, the risk of blood clots during pregnancy is ten fold higher then this, yet most women don't avoid pregnancy because of that risk. The fda has not pulled Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) off the market. ...Read more
47 yr old healthy F. Put on birth control pills to stop a period I had for 3.5 wks. It’s working but is this the best plan?
Birth control : If it worked seems so but perhaps you have another question ...Read more
USUALLY: Without reviewing your personal health history it is hard to make a blanket statement. The pill is usually a combination of hormones like the ones your body would make anyway. They work by making your body think you are pregnant,preventing you from ovulating (releasing an egg). The pill comes in different strengths and combinations and a doc can usually find one that has the least side effects. ...Read more
I'm 20 yr old virgin want to kno about birth control pills available in india dat r safe & how to take them. My gynaec is a family member so cant ask4?
Birth control: Have you thought about just finding another ObGyn? What about a clinic? Like a place here, called Planned Parenthood. ...Read more
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more
How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more
U need to see a heal: Health care provider either a board certified gyn or a clinic like planned parethood , u need an exam and pap and make sure you are a candidate for the pills and have no contraindiciations, and i always give my patients free samples to start out with if I have the kind that they need and then they will write u a script for u to get the pills at the pharmacy or mail order pharm. ...Read more
Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus too think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more
Birth Control pills is a risk factor for:: Blood clot in lung, Cervical cancer, Crohn's disease, Depression in adults, Erythema nodosum, Hepatoma, Mask of pregnancy, Vaginitis, Depression, Yeast infection, Budd Chiari syndrome, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Embolus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dry socket, Deep venous thrombosis, Major depression. ...Read more
According to package: The package is in order. Start with the first pill on the first row and take each pill along the row daily then to the next row, and continue the same until the pack is empty, then start the next pack. ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Have you been on pills before? There are many other options for birth control (which i feel is easier than pills). You should go discuss this with your doctor. You can also contact me to discuss different options and I can help you decide what is best for you.
Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
Sunday start: Take your first pill on the sunday immediately follolwing the onset of your period. Most pills give you the option of a sunday start or starting on the fifth day of your cycle. Sunday is an easy day to remember every cycle so it is frequently recommended. Remember to use back-up protection (condoms) for the first cycle. ...Read more
Yes occasionally : Some people do but weight on with bcp.However there are many varieties available which may not have this effect. ...Read more
Yes: This method is called "quickstart" meaning a woman initiates birth control pills immediately regardless of where she is in her cycle. This method is convenient and eliminates the extra step of having to pick up birth control from your pharmacy, therefore delaying initiation of contraception. This method does not prevent pregnancy immediately so women must use backup birth control for seven days. ...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