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Does birth control cause infertility after you stop taking it?

Does birth control cause infertility after you stop taking it?

Absolutely no: Myth: have to wait after birth control is stopped before trying to get pregnant. The best most fertile cycle for most is the first one off birth control. We use birth control lead in to all our fertility treatment cycles! overall the effects of long term use of birth control is to preserve and enhance fertility. ...Read more

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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


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What are signs of infertility? Can the Depo birth control shot cause any long term issues after taking it for almost 3 to 4 years?

What are signs of infertility? Can the Depo birth control shot cause any long term issues after taking it for almost 3 to 4 years?

Depo: infertility ?: Depo-progesterone stops normal cycles in general, but once discontinued should not contribute to infertility. There are other reasons which can interfere with fertility, such as some vaginal infections causing blocked tubes, and irregular ovulation or polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your healthcare provider for diagnosis and testing to determine treatment for fertility issues. ...Read more

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Is mareina a safe birth control? Does it make you gain weight? Is it likely to casuse infertility?

Is mareina a safe birth control? Does it make you gain weight? Is it likely to casuse infertility?

Absolutely: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud's are a safe birth control. The Progesterone in the iud can have some minor side-effects including mild weight gain in some women as the Progesterone is a derivative from androgens, however, it is a very low dose and the majority of women have no untoward side-effects. Iuds particularly in monogamous relationships are not associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Can taking prescription birth control too long cause infertility?

Can taking prescription birth control too long cause infertility?

Depo-Provera only: Birth control pills / NuvaRing have return to fertility within weeks of stopping. Many women start birth control pills as teens and stop in their late-30's when ready to conceive - fertility is the same as non-pill users, their age is a factor not the time on the pill. Depo-provera shots can stop periods for 6-18 months after stopping - during this time fertility is low but no long-term bad effect. ...Read more

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Can birth control "Yasmine" prescribed for a 18 year old teen cause her infertility in the future?

Can birth control "Yasmine" prescribed for a 18 year old teen cause her infertility in the future?

Most definitely not: No, zero chance of affecting your fertility in a negative way. This is well proven over many, many years and millions of women. Good news! ...Read more

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Im not on birth control but my dr said every month a cyst will rupture on one of my ovaries.. Does this cause infertility? Or is it normally ok?

Im not on birth control but my dr said every month a cyst will rupture on one of my ovaries.. Does this cause infertility? Or is it normally ok?

This is normal: The cyst that develops is what allows the egg to move to the outer edge of the ovary and be released to enter the fallopian tube. The cyst is only a problem if it becomes big enough to cause pain and does not rupture or the fluid released when it does rupture irritates the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneum. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pill that causes infertility? I was pregnant in 2009 and had my son september 2009. He passed away of sids at 3 months. Since then i was on birth control for a year and since then me and my husband have been trying to conceive. We

Is there a birth control pill that causes infertility? I was pregnant in 2009 and had my son september 2009. He passed away of sids at 3 months. Since then i was on birth control for a year and since then me and my husband have been trying to conceive. We

No: While birth control pills sometimes can delay your cycles and the return of fertility, it does not cause infertility. In some situations the pills may actually help you get pregnant just after you stop them. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year or your cycles are regular, it is time to seek out help. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more