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Doctor insights on: Does Birth Control Have Any Affect On My Lungs

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Does birth control have any affect on my lungs?

Does birth control have any affect on my lungs?

Usually not: Any person taking estrogen (a common hormone in birth control pills) has a small risk for developing a clot in the leg or lung (pulmonary embolism). Other than that event, which is generally not subtle, the pill does not directly damage the lung. If you have concerning symptoms, call your physician. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I was on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

I was on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

NOT RECOMMENDED: All hormonal forms of birth control carry risks, especially concerning one is blood clot which unfortunate you got it. Thus, you have a high tendency of getting blood clot and so not recommended. If you smoke, this could be contributing. Iud such as paragard will likely serve you well, or Mirena (levonorgestrel) which has not been shown to have significant blood clotting risk. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

Best  birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read more

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Why don't more people use diaphragms for birth control?

Why don't more people use diaphragms for birth control?

Personal choice: Diaphragms, used properly, can be effective but require successful technique for insertion and the use of somewhat messy gels for the best effect. These are extra steps and not always readily available. Pills are not messy, easy to use, and always working. This is an easier although more expensive alternative. Most take the easy route. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

Loloestrin: My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill , so make an appt with your gyn, i also give my pts., some samples to start out with , it is a brand name pill which is much better than a generic pill, and there is no generic for that pill, and also there is a $10 off coupon u can print. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what birth control methods won't effect libido a lot?

Can anyone tell me what birth control methods won't effect libido a lot?

Check out PP: Non-hormonal contraceptive options such as condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap or IUD (intra-uterine device) are less likely to negatively affect your libido. If you're absolutely sure you don't want any more children, consider tubal ligation (for you) or vasectomy (for him but also less risky for both). Check out Planned Parenthood's http://www.plannedparenthood.org/all-access/my-method-26542.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are birth control pills that don't cause trombones?

I assume you mean th: Thrombosis, any pill can cause that, but if u are healthy and young at age 30 and have no medical problems that would make u more at risk or and a neg family hx, your chance of thrombosis is very low and now with the newer low dose pills like loloestrin the risk is lower tell your doc you want to be on tehelowest combo pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more

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I don't want to use birth control pills. Can I stop them after 2 week of use ?

I don't want to use birth control pills. Can I stop them after 2 week of use ?

Withdrawal bleeding: Birth control pills can be stopped taking at any time. However, this will be followed by a withdrawal bleeding, a menstrual period kind of bleeding of a lesser or greater degree. ...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. Jeffrey Satinover
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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