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Does the pill cure pms?

Does the pill cure pms?

It can help: Birth control pills can help reduce the symptoms of pms. Certain brands are designed to avoid monthly periods and these can be especially helpful. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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What is the best birth control for PMS that does not cause nausea?

What is the best birth control for PMS that does not cause nausea?

Well: generally speaking, any medication can cause nausea. The only way to know if it causes you nausea is to take it and see. ...Read more

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Does the pill delay periods?

Does the pill delay periods?

Not normal: The birth control pill should result in monthly menstrual bleeding. In lesss than 5% of women, no periods can result. During the first three months, breakthrough irregular bleeding may occur. ...Read more

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How long does the birth control pill take to be effective? 3rd cycle?

How long does the birth control pill take to be effective? 3rd cycle?

Probably immediately: The pill is probably effective immediately...But i would recommend you use barrier contraception (condoms) until you finish the first three weeks of your starting pack just to be safe. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

Acts on endometrium: It s doing 2 things: thickens the cervical mucus preventing sperm from crossing through cervix and thinns out the endometrium preventing fertilized egg implantantion in the endometrium. ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more

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How does the combination birth control pills differ from one another?

How does the combination birth control pills differ from one another?

Very little: Even though the pill makers would like you to think differently, they really aren't that different. Think of pills as cars....The nuts and bolts of how they all work is the same. Some people prefer one car to another. Some people make like on pill over another but this is trail and error. In my practice i generally prescribe the ones that are less expensive. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the month to start taking birth control pills? Does it matter?

When is the best time of the month to start taking birth control pills? Does it matter?

It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more

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When birth control pills DECREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?

When birth control pills DECREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?

Continues: The decrease is because estrogen increases the sex hormone binding globulin( one of the many proteins produced by the liver).It can then bind more of the testosterone which is the hormone of desire.Only the free, unbound testosterone is available.As long as you are on the pills, the free testosterone and desire will be decreased.There are several progesterone only contraceptives or lower estrogen ...Read more

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Is there a type of birth control pill that doesn't prevent implantation? (Just ovulation/fertilization?) Thanks

Is there a type of birth control pill that doesn't prevent implantation? (Just ovulation/fertilization?) Thanks

Basic Pill: The basic "pill" or OCP works by tricking your body into believing it is pregnant so no ovulation occurs. If you don't ovulate, you can't get pregnant.The implantation preventives are agents like the morning after pills and the IUD. ...Read more

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How good is the contraceptive pill when it comes to acne treatment?

Some will help: And some won't it depends on how u react to the pill and which pill is used, the pill is supposed to bind up the free testosterone so less gets to the face where it can cause acne. ...Read more

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When birth control pills INCREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?

When birth control pills INCREASE libido, does that effect last for the duration of pill use, or does it subside after the first few months?

Probably subside: If the increase is due to the hormonal effects, it will probably decrease after 2-3 months. If the increase is from not having to worry about getting pregnant, it could last longer. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Does the pill help with period pain ?

Does the pill help with period pain ?

Generally, yes: The oral contraceptive pill minimizes endometrial growth and decreases blood flow at the period. Since there is no ovulation there usually is a dimunition of the cramping and pain associated with an ovulatory period. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read more

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Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?

Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?

Probably not: Fluconazole (Diflucan) is not known to have any such affect. Indeed, the whole business about antibiotics and hormonal contraception is mostly an urban myth. The vast majority of antibiotics, taken for short courses (under 2 weeks) in the usual doses, have no effect at all. Virtually nobody ever gets pregnant on account of taking antibiotics. Don't worry about it! ...Read more

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Does hormone therapy completely cure me of endometriosis or can it come back?

Does hormone therapy completely cure me of endometriosis or can it come back?

Endo can come back: Hormone treatments are suppressive therapy, and don't cure endometriosis. Hormones can help in relief of pain and in preparation for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Is the pill Norethindrone Acetate usable as an effective birth control? If so what exactly does it do to prevent pregnancy?

Is the pill Norethindrone Acetate usable as an effective birth control? If so what exactly does it do to prevent pregnancy?

Progestin: This is a progesterone mimicker. Its mechanism of action is to inhibit secretion of gonadotropins from pituitary gland and prevent lollicular matuaration. and ovulation. Other effects are to stimulate growth of mammary tissue. Many women will have some irregular bleeding with progestin like products. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of birth control? After i start taking the pill, how long before it will be effective?

What is the effectiveness of birth control? After i start taking the pill, how long before it will be effective?

Excellent, but...: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.Effective after 7 days.If you have a hard time remembering daily meds, ask your doctor about long-acting reversible contraception(larc)--iuds or an implant under the skin-easy, very effective, lasts 3-10 yrs. ...Read more

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