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Doctor insights on: Does Drinking Beer Affect Birth Control Pills

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Does drinking beer affects the efficacy of birth control pills?

Does drinking beer affects the efficacy of birth control pills?

No: Having a beer or two doesn't affect your pill unless it causes you to forget to take them.

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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What foods or food group is good to eat before drinking alcohol. Also does alcohol affect birth control pills?

What foods or food group is good to eat before drinking alcohol. Also does alcohol affect birth control pills?

NotTheBCP;YrBehavior: Fatty foods and protein will get in the way of absorption, so have a big juicy steak with a side of cheese sticks and ice cream for dessert. Carbohydrates, carbonation and an empty stomach will increase absorption. But hey, I know what you're getting at and I bet nothing will work for you tonight (New Year's Eve). From one to four drinks in an hour will get you busted if you drive. Be careful...

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it.

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Can you drink juice apple while taking birth control pills?

Can you drink juice apple while taking birth control pills?

Yes: Apple juice shouldn't cause you any problems with bcp.

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Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

There is no question: Simply putting a question mark on a statement does not make it a question, if you are asking if your birth control could be causing headaches the answer is maybe. A lot more information needs to be known about the headaches. You should see your doctor for an evaluation.

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Is it really ok to continue birth control pills daily (not missing a day). I had endometriomas, it shrunk, but doctor says to still drink pill daily.

Is it really ok to continue birth control pills daily (not missing a day). I had endometriomas, it shrunk, but doctor says to still drink pill daily.

Absolutely!: The most common reason 4 taking BCPs is to avoid a pregnancy. But you have another reason-to control the growth of ectopic ectopic endometrial tissue in your abdomen. If you stop taking the pills the endometrial tissue will likely regrow and cause you pain. Take them!

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How come I get so emotional and sad when drinking the green birth control pills?

Great question.: I'm not sure I know the answer. One question I have for you is maybe you want to get pregnant and don't wnt to take birth control pills? If that is not eh answer, maybe you should be on a different birth control pill. Hope all works out.

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Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

Possibly. .: There is limited solid data that suggests a significant decrease in the effectiveness of oral contraception with alcohol consumption but it would be wise to avoid the combination if possible. Particularly if you drink more heavily and it causes you to become nauseated and possibly vomit any pills up.

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If im drinking birth control pills and my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility that I can get pregnant?

If im drinking birth control pills and my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility that I can get pregnant?

A small possibility: Birth control pills have a very low failure rate (<1%) if they are taken perfectly, but typical users (who may miss pills) have a failure rate of ~9%). I would also advise using condoms in addition to birth control pills to lower your risks of stds if you are not absolutely certain that your partner has not other partners and if you do not have other sexual partners.

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Do I still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because I just had a csection.

Do I still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because I just had a csection.

No: Birth control pills are not medically necessary following a c- section and may suppress milk production if you are nursing. If you are not nursing, they will help you with suppressing your milk production if you desire. Just remember that it takes some time to become effective after you start taking them again (usually 1-2 weeks).

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I started drinking birth control pills and I'm getting vagina pain and before my period I've been discharging a pink liquid. What's happening?

I started drinking birth control pills and I'm getting vagina pain and before my period I've been discharging a pink liquid. What's happening?

Bleeding: You may have breakthrough blessing due to the pill. Vaginal pain would not be associated with the pill. You may have an infection. See your doctor for evaluation.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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