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Does It Matter Where You Store Your Birth Control
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
Can anyone answer a question about birth control - does it matter at all when you start your new pack?
How long after you take birth control can you eat? does it matter if it matter what type of food it is?
If you never take the very first birth control pill in your pack, does it affect your ability to get pregnant?
Not much: Why skip the first pill? Surely if you take the next 27 you can take the first one. ...Read more
Unaffected: In many cases you will see a reduction in menstrual flow on the pill, injection or hormonal IUD. It reduces the formation of new menses producing tissues in the womb. It they don't form, they don't need to shed, so you may see a significant reduction or elimination of menses over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCP and period: It may be normal for you to have very light or no bleeding on birth control pills. The amount of bleeding relates to how thick is the lining gets on the pill. This is influenced by the type of medications in the pill, your weight, how active you are, other medications you are taking, and whether you miss any pills. ...Read more
No: no, it does not affect its efficacy ...Read more
Hello, if someone is on birth control how can they tell if their pregnant. Do they miss a period or does that not apply to a female using birth cont?
Below: If there is a pill failure, you will miss your period. Then do a HPT and you will know if you ar PG ...Read more
If you change the time of day when you take your birth control, does that make it less effective?
Possibly: Some women's cycle is so sensitive that changing the time of day for taking it can alter periods until the new regimen is established; so it's best to use a backup method of protection for at least a month. ...Read more
Once your implanon birth control expires can you get pregnant right away? Or does it take it awhile to get out of your system?
Put it back on soon: Don't allow too much time to pass before you have the patch in contact with your skin. Over time medication levels may fall resulting in spotting and potentially contraceptive failure. The adhesive doesn't work well for some women and you may need to use some additional tape to maintain skin contact. Re-read the instructions to be sure you are placing the patch properly on the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If something was the interact with the birth control pill how long would it affect it for? So how long would the pill not be affective for?
That cycle: A course of antibiotics can react with the pill making it less effective. If that is the case, the month you take the antibiotics you should not rely on the pill for birth control. If you continue taking something that interacts with the pill, you would have to extend the time you do not reply on the pill. ...Read more
Does birth control have a positive or negative effect on your hormones? Does it balance them out?
Even steven : Ocp sort of replace an iratic cycle into a predicated one. ...Read more
Not recommended: Yes, but your risk forgetting to take your pills if you take it at different times everyday. If you switch for good and are consistent with taking the pills everyday at the different time you're probably ok. It is recommended to switch times once you start your period/ at the beginning of your next cycle. Talk to your OB about this before doing it. ...Read more
1-2 days: Any one pill of birth control pills is out of your body in 1-2 days. So when you finish the active pills in your pill pack, the hormones are out of your body by the end of your place saver pills. Once the pills are stopped most women will go back to whatever is their normal cycling within 4-6 weeks. If periods are irregular after stopping bcp the issue is her body not the pill. ...Read more
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