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Does Taking Birth Control For Too Long Cause Extreme Prematurity Of Birth
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How long after I start taking birth control is it okay to start having sex without other types of birth control?
Does too much caffeine affect your fertility in the long run while taking birth control pills , can you take green coffee 800 mg diet pills while on a low dosage birth control pill ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: For at least a month, maybe two. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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