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Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Nope.: Oral contraceptives have nothing to do with prematurity. Stds may lead to prematurity, though, and they are not prevented by ocps. ...Read more

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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 taking prescription birth control too long cause infertility?

Can taking prescription birth control too long cause infertility?

Depo-Provera only: Birth control pills / NuvaRing have return to fertility within weeks of stopping. Many women start birth control pills as teens and stop in their late-30's when ready to conceive - fertility is the same as non-pill users, their age is a factor not the time on the pill. Depo-provera shots can stop periods for 6-18 months after stopping - during this time fertility is low but no long-term bad effect. ...Read more

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What are signs of infertility? Can the Depo birth control shot cause any long term issues after taking it for almost 3 to 4 years?

What are signs of infertility? Can the Depo birth control shot cause any long term issues after taking it for almost 3 to 4 years?

Depo: infertility ?: Depo-progesterone stops normal cycles in general, but once discontinued should not contribute to infertility. There are other reasons which can interfere with fertility, such as some vaginal infections causing blocked tubes, and irregular ovulation or polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your healthcare provider for diagnosis and testing to determine treatment for fertility issues. ...Read more

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Can taking cefprozil and birth control cause pregnancy? If so, how high is the risk?

Can taking cefprozil and birth control cause pregnancy? If so, how high is the risk?

Low: I found some information that is copied as a link here that says that the risk is very low and that new evidence does not support the tie between antibiotics and increased risk of pregnancy except for on antibiotic- and not the one your are on :) http://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

No: There are no long term effects from the use of oral contraception except a reduction in ovarian cancer risk which is beneficial. Once you stop the pill, your fertility will be what it was prior to its' use and pregnancy is again possible. Quite the contrary, if you stop taking the pill or use it sporadically, unintended pregnancy risk is higher. ...Read more

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Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea? .

Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control.  Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?

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Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pill (like lybrel) - then absolutely. ...Read more

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I am considering the Depo-Provera shot for birth control. I have read about extreme bleeding, and other side effects. Is this a poor form of birth control?

I am considering the Depo-Provera shot for birth control. I have read about extreme bleeding, and other side effects. Is this a poor form of birth control?

The good and bad: Depo-provera shots for birth control, like any other birth control method, has its advantages and disadvantages. It is very effective in preventing pregnancy and convenient, but can also lead to mild weight gain, changes to one's menstrual cycle after stopping, and mood changes. Best to discuss all your options with your family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control is there an increased chance for twins?

No relation: There is no such relation. Twinning is a chance event either by releasing two eggs in the same cycle or the zygote splitting into two individual balls of cells. ...Read more

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Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea? .

It can: Stopping oral contraceptives can cause amenorrhea in some women. It's usually of a short duration in most women, but can be persistent and even permanent. If it last more than several months, contact your gyn. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about taking birth control pills. Can it lead to hair loss and infertility?

I'm thinking about taking birth control pills. Can it lead to hair loss and infertility?

NO: They do not cause either.When you want to get pregnant it may take a few weeks-month after you go off before you do so ...Read more

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Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. The prevention of pregnancy (which itself has many risks) can be considered to balance this risk, and the pill also has long-term benefits in decreasing the risk of a number of female cancers. ...Read more

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Does birth control affect my risk for anemia?

Maybe: Usually decreases because helps to regulate heavy cycles, though occasional Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and others can cause persistent bleeding. ...Read more

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How long will the nausea effect from my birth control pills last?

How long will the nausea effect from my birth control pills last?

Give it time.: The nausea associated with the birth control pill is often due to the estrogen. This should go away after a month or so. If after 3 months you are still having problems then it makes sense to change pills to a lower estrogen dose or consider an alternative. You can also try taking the pill at a different time of the day, such as before bed time or taking the pill with some food. ...Read more

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Lamictal toxicity after giving birth. Complete control of seizure before birth. Can lamictal usage not work as well after? Problems last 4 years

Lamictal toxicity after giving birth. Complete control of seizure before birth. Can lamictal usage not work as well after? Problems last 4 years

Lamictal: Lamictal is a medication for use in epilepsy. The effective level of Lamictal in the blood stream can be altered by hormones including birth control pills. Women are more likely to have side effects related to Lamictal than men. See your neurologist to determine if the dosage needs to be adjusted or another anticonvulsant medication should added. ...Read more

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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