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Should I take the contraceptive pill before malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Should I take the contraceptive pill before malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Ok together: These two medications do not interact so your birth control will continue to work if you take it at same time as usual. ...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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Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

No.: Malarone does not interact with contraceptive pills. Your contraceptive pills will continue to be effective if you take them at the same time each day. ...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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Help please! I don't know when will my birth control take away my cramps?

Help please! I don't know when will my birth control take away my cramps?

2 cycles: It may take two - three cycles to be sure,
if not helping let your doctor know, as other problems may exist such as endometriosis ...Read more

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

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

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If pregnant and you don't know it, what happens if still taking the birth control?

If pregnant and you don't know it, what happens if still taking the birth control?

Misinformed?: One you do not get pregnant on birth control. That happens less than 1% of the time. Second, you should never start birth control if you could be pregnant and your doctor would have already taught you this. You would have started your birth control around the time of your period. Thirst, what really prompts this question? ...Read more

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I don't want to get pregnant but I want to go off my birth control! Any advice for me?

I don't want to get pregnant but I want to go off my birth control! Any advice for me?

Other options: The most effective methods of birth control are the so-called long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) methods which are extremely effective (as effective as sterilization), long acting 3-10 years and include a rod that is placed beneath the skin of the upper arm, or two types of iuds. There are also other options-- the patch, a vaginal ring, or other non hormonal options that fail more often. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and my breasts are so small that bras don't fit me will birth control make them grow?

I am not writing: About making your breasts grow. I just wanted to let you know that if you go to a specialty bra shop and have a professional fitting - that a bra can be purchased to fit your breast/ chest - no matter how small the size. ...Read more

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What percentage of women get pregnant because they can't afford birth control? Is this common?

What percentage of women get pregnant because they can't afford birth control? Is this common?

Somewhat common: Unfortunately, Birth control is expensive. Some women do get pregnant because they can't afford it. This is unnecessary because you can get it for free at the health department and planned parenthood. Sometimes the problem is lack of transportation or knowledge of where to get it for free. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why can't I take birth control without irregular breakthrough bleeding? Never had it before pill

Why can't I take birth control without irregular breakthrough bleeding? Never had it before pill

Irregular Bleeding: This is a common side effect especially when you first start the pill or when you are on a low dose pill. Now I don't know if you have tried several pills or not. If not, you need to work with your doctor to find the right one. If you have, then the pill may not be for you and you may need to use a non-hormonal form of birth control. Either way, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I've been off of birth control for 3 years and still can't get pregnant why?

What do you advise if I've been off of birth control for 3 years and still can't get pregnant why?

Time to seek help: When you have gone 2 years without success it is time to talk with your OB about a fertility workup. Both you ; your partner need to be evaluated. The OB may do some studies or refer you to a fertility clinic that can assess you both. If there are problems they can help you treat them or look into your options. ...Read more

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What birth control pill can I take only once a month. I can't take the daily ones. Please help me?

None: Lunelle, which was an injection, is now banned in the us because of associated dangers. Try using a diaphragm. You need to be fitted by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am on birth control but my boyfriend didn't pull out 3 times. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

I am on birth control but my boyfriend didn't pull out 3 times. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

Hmmm...: Any fertile woman having sex with a fertile man can get pregnant. However, any woman properly taking her birth control pills every day, can have sex on any day as often as she wishes, and should not be getting pregnant (unless she is unlucky and has a "pill failure"). So, the real question is, "How likely is it that I get pregnant? " The answer is, "Unlikely, " regardless of what the penis does. ...Read more

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Constantly have light brown discgarge? Not on birth control and couldn't be pregnant? Is this normal

Constantly have light brown discgarge? Not on birth control and couldn't be pregnant? Is this normal

No: A light brown discharge is not normal. You can even have a misplaced or lost tampon from your previous cycle. You may have a polyp or a cervical wart. Please get checked. ...Read more

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If I'm not on birth control I don't wanna use a condom what should I do!? Birth control makes me sick

See below: Your other options are: abstinence, spermicide (not great option), iud, hormones (e.g. Birth control pills), or having your tubes tied. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for me I just need to get pill and I don't know what one is the best

What is the best birth control pill for me I just need to get pill and I don't know what one is the best

You: You should give your doctor a call to discuss your options since they will write the prescription for you. Which pills you should try depends upon what insurance you have and the "side effects" you may be interested in. Various pills can help with pre-menstrual symptoms, improve acne, regulate or lighten your period, or only make it come every 3 months. You may have to try a few before you find the right pill for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Some say antibiotics affect birth control, some say they don't have any affect at all. What should I believe?

Some say antibiotics affect birth control, some say they don't have any affect at all. What should I believe?

The former: Antibiotics can affect birth control and possibly decrease their effectiveness to 97 or 98% from 99. So even though they are still very effective, I always recommend adding condoms to sex when on antibiotics as you do not want to be in the 1%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't want to use birth control pills. Can I stop them after 2 week usage? If I do how it would effect me?

I don't want to use birth control pills. Can I stop them after 2 week usage? If I do how it would effect me?

Yes: You can stop birth control pills any time. If you stop them in the middle of the pack, you will have period-like bleeding and moodiness and it make take a few months for your period to get back to normal. It won't otherwise harm you. If you finish the pack before you stop, you can avoid those side effects. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top brand birth control for regulating periods that won't make me gain weight?

Can you please tell me which is the top brand birth control for regulating periods that won't make me gain weight?

Most BCPs: Despite countless numbers of personal "stories" regarding weight gain on the pill, virtually all medical studies, time after time, prove that bcps do not cause weight gain (case in point: why blame the "freshman fifteen" on pizza and beer when you can blame the birth control pill?). ...Read more

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I haven't had a perion in 6 months because of birth control is this normal? An can I still get pregnant without one?

I haven't had a perion in 6 months because of birth control is this normal? An can I still get pregnant without one?

Birth control: Birth control is used to prevent pregnancy so it is not likely that you would get pregnant while take it. Some birth control methods are designed to prevent menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding for 4 weeks now. Birth control isn't helping and my blood is getting lower and lower. I need help?

I've been bleeding for 4 weeks now. Birth control isn't helping and my blood is getting lower and lower. I need help?

See doctor: At age 23, then most common reasons for excess bleeding are 1) endometriosis or adenomyosis; 2) weight issues (thin/heavy); 3) thyroid problems; 4) vonwillebrand syndrome. Rarely a polyp or fibroid could be cause as well, an ultrasound could demonstrate. Regardless recommend seeing a physician as that is way too long to bleed for. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Atovaquone And Proguanil (Definition)

Atovaquone|proguanil is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more