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Can I buy birth control at any local store.?

Can I buy birth control at any local store.?

Pharmacy: You wlll need a store which has an operating "pharmacy" like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, or a small locally run one. And of course you will need a doctor's prescription, as well. ...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


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Can I get a birth control pill from the store cvs?

Can I get a birth control pill from the store cvs?

Yes: Yes, but you will need a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pregnancy while on birth control? Will a store pregnancy test work? Is breakthrough bleeding a sign?

What are the signs of pregnancy while on birth control? Will a store pregnancy test work? Is breakthrough bleeding a sign?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Being on birth control does not affect the test results. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex can I use a store bought pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant? I was only 3 days in my birth control sprintec?

How long after unprotected sex can I use a store bought pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant? I was only 3 days in my birth control sprintec?

Pregnancy test: A store bought pregnancy tests can detect a pregnancy NO earlier than 7 days after conception. You need to take takes a minimum of 14 days, 21 days to be sure to prevent pregnancy. Three days of oral contraceptives is not adequate to prevent pregnancy. A blood pregnancy test can detect pregnancy within 72 hours after conception. ...Read more

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I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

About 95%: Most barrier methods of birth control are about 95% effective if used every time you have intercourse. You can bump that to 98-99% if your partner uses a condom as well. Of course the only way to prevent infection is for him to use condoms. ...Read more

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I'm not on birth control I spotted brown blood for 5days a week before my expected period and my period never came on I'm 19 days late on my period and my great hurt and all negative pregnancy test from the dollar store. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: Assuming you oerferimed the preg test correctly, a negative test is pretty reliable. If you were pregnant, the test would show positive by your missed period. There are many reasons for delayed cyckes: medications, stress, diet, etc. If you are two months late, seek medication (prescription) to help trigger one. Birth control may also help keep you regular of desired. ...Read more

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Does taking your birth control late really matter?

Does taking your birth control late really matter?

Take once daily: It is always good for your system to have a ritual or habit when it comes to taking your pills. But, the more important rule is to take the birth control at least daily as prescribed. ...Read more

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Does it matter what direction you take your birth control?

Does it matter what direction you take your birth control?

Please take oral: Contraceptives or other forms of birth control in accordance with product directions. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the brand name matter for the effectiveness of birth control?

Define effectiveness: It's a matter of how you define effectiveness. If you limit that definition to whether a medication does the job the Food and Drug Administratin (FDA) approved it for, then Brand name does not matter. If you include other features of the medication like how well your stomach tolerates them, then Brand name could make a difference. ...Read more

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Does it really matter what time I take my birth control as long as I take it everyday?

Does it really matter what time I take my birth control as long as I take it everyday?

No: As long as you take your pill at about the same time every day--you will be fine. We try to get women to take it at a time they are doing another well-established habit--like brushing teeth before bedtime. It can be hard to remember to take a pill every day. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take my birth control at the same time every day eg at 3pm every single day does the time matter or just taking them daily?

Same time each day: As long as you take them@the same time every day. It does not mater what time of day you pick as long as you are consistent with this same time time every day. ...Read more

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Can anyone answer a question about birth control - does it matter at all when you start your new pack?

Can anyone answer a question about birth control - does it matter at all when you start your new pack?

Sunday: Most women start their birth control pills the sunday after they start their period. ...Read more

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I was on a birth control shot at 13 and now no matter what I do I can't conceive my last 3 partners has had kids is there something wrong with me?

I was on a birth control shot at 13 and now no matter what I do I can't conceive my last 3 partners has had kids is there something wrong with me?

Consider testing: If you have been infertile with three different partners who later on all went on to have kids, then it might be worthwhile to see if your tubes are open, if your uterus is normal and/or if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Birth control, help!?

Birth control, help!?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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How safe is birth control?

How safe is birth control?

Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more

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How good is birth control?

How good is birth control?

>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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