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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Yes: If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause fatty liver? Help please?

Can birth control pills cause fatty liver? Help please?

Possible: Farty liver is a rare risk of BCPs. If you have fatty liver, you should not be taking OCPs. You need to discuss this with your PCP and GYN. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause liver fibrosis?

Can birth control pills cause liver fibrosis?

Possible: There has been some association between long term use of birth control and liver tumors found recently. Talk with you gym and primary care about this. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills consecutively for more than 10 years cause liver hemangioma?

Can taking birth control pills consecutively for more than 10 years cause liver hemangioma?

Possibly enlarge: a hepatic hemangioma, but a hemangioma is a collection of abnormal blood vessels and thought to be congenital but may grow under the influence of hormones. Long term BCP have been associated with benign hepatic adenomas. If birth control is still needed, then estrogen free methods would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill linked to migraines? If so why does it cause them?

Is the contraceptive pill linked to migraines? If so why does it cause them?

Hormonal changes: In migraine with aura contraceptives is always contraindicated. In migraine without aura not contraindicated, but there is an increased risk of ischemic stroke. Migraines/headaches can be affected by the dose and type of hormone in the contraceptive you take. Rec.: talk yo your health care provider to find the medicine that suits you best. ...Read more

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Is the dianette contraceptive pill dangerous? , I've heard a lot of storys recently of the problems that it can cause and im getting quite concerned.

Depends: Experts agree that for most women, the benefits of birth control pills outweigh risks. Unplanned pregnancies expose women to many more risks than taking bcps usually does. There are a few medical conditions that increase risk enough that taking the pill would be a bad idea. History of blood clots & migraines with aura are 2 of them. If you're not sure about your risks, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Yes: Yes, when patient are presenting h. Blood pressure using contraceptive have normally to be change , and or discontinue. Your physician discard others possibilities and make the decision and new recommendations. ...Read more

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I forgot to take my contraceptive pill one day and the other day i took it aftermidnight cause i forgot again. Does this make a problem?

I forgot to take my contraceptive pill one day and the other day i took it aftermidnight cause i forgot again. Does this make a problem?

Risky for pregnancy: Everytime you miss or delay pills you increse the chances of becoming pregnant or have vaginal bleeding/spotting. Place the pack in an area where you can always remember, like next to your toothbrush, alarm clock, etc so you can remember. ...Read more

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Could there be a contraceptive pill that doesn't cause nausea?

Could there be a contraceptive pill that doesn't cause nausea?

Low-dose: Lo-estrin 1/20 or similar. Mostly very low estrogen contraceptives. Take them at night. Never miss one pill. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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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