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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)

Contraception is also known as 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


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Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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 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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Is it possible for birth control pills cause you to have longer, heavier periods?

Is it possible for birth control pills cause you to have longer, heavier periods?

Possible: The pill may initially make the cycles a little longer and appear heavier and over time should decrease both the flow and volume of the cycles. ...Read more