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Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Can general doctors prescribe birth control pills?

Can general doctors prescribe birth control pills?

Sure, Why Not?: If doctor is knowledgeable and interested, whichever country s/he practices, can write birth control pills. Here in the usa, pediatricians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, ob/gyn, all rx. Birth control pills whenever needed to help patient. ...Read more

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Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Yes: First and evaluation should be done to find the cause to see if it can be treated. Hormone replacement of some type should be used if the periods can not be started naturally. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause abortions?

Do birth control pills cause abortions?

No: Birth control pills work by keeping you from ovulating, not by aborting a conceived baby. ...Read more

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Are progestin-only birth control pills safe for women who get migraines with aura?

Are progestin-only birth control pills safe for women who get migraines with aura?

Yes: It is the recommended pil for women with aura associated migraines. Effectiveness is about 92-97% effective. Most effective if taken at the same time every day perfectly. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Possibly: For most they lighten and shorten the periods. Some lucky patients have no bleeding when taking the pills. ...Read more

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Who can not take birth control pills?

Who can not take birth control pills?

BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures... ...Read more

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Birth control pills do affect periods?

Birth control pills do affect periods?

Yes: Birth control pills often make periods lighter and shorter. They also decrease your risk of ovarian cancer by 50% if taken for 5 years and decrease your risk of uterine cancer as well. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some of the symptoms related to peri menopause . There are other helpful remedies that your obgyn can discuss with you. I would not assume that "sadness" is solely the result of peri menopause , there could be other reasons. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills be abortifacients?

Can birth control pills be abortifacients?

No: Birth control pills prevent pregnancy, they are contraceptives. This is true for the morning after pill. Abortifacients are different, they cause a pregnancy to miscarry by affecting the placenta or Progesterone levels. Mifepristone (ru 486) is an abortifacient. Birth control pills do not cause abortion! ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Because they do not.: There is no evidence that birth control pills cause cancer - the opposite is true; they prevent ovarian cancer on long-term use. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Yes: First, do investigate to see if there is a reason for the irregular periiods. If we don't find any resaon, birth control pills definitely can help to regulate ypur periods. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills lose their potency?

Can birth control pills lose their potency?

Yes over time: All medications have an expiration date, by which the manufacturer essentially guarantees the medication will be effective until that time. While medication may be effective for a longer period than that, there is no guarantee or study that it will be. It may even have undesirable effects. Expired medications should be discarded and a new prescription requested from your doctor. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills work for men?

Not as well: Studies are ongoing to develop a pill to supress sperm production in men. Preventing one ovulation a month appears to be much easier than preventing the formation of hundreds of millions of sperm cells over the same period. I don't think men are going to be quite as motivated to take the pill every day as women are. ...Read more

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Can Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Yes: According to the emedtv (http://std.Emedtv.Com/kariva/side-effects-of-kariva.Html) Kariva estrogen based bcps can lead to breast lumps. This is not a uniform enlargement and can be misleading in mammograms and self-exam efforts, raising the possibility of a malignant growth. ...Read more

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Why do people say birth control pills are abortifacient?

Why do people say  birth control pills are abortifacient?

Uninformed: Most people are not aware of reproductive endocrinology and how medications work. ...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. Peter Ihle
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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