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Effects Of Birth Control Pills With Enbrel
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
Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more
Because they aren't: Birth control pills, even morning after pills are not abortifacients. They are contraceptives. This is commonly misunderstood. An egg can be fertilized in the fallopian tube, if it does not implant it is not an abortion or miscarriage, it is a contracepted event, not a pregnancy. ...Read more
Birth Control Basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
Birth control pills hi there is the what would the chances be of getting serious or not serious side effects of birth control pills if they are taken only about six months.
Oral : Oral contraceptives are very safe. Over long periods of use, they can be associated with the development of blood clots and certain types of liver tumors, but these complications are seen in only a small minority of women. Short-term use has no real risk other than perhaps some minor sensitivity to the pills themselves (like nausea, etc). ...Read more
Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?
Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...Read more
What are some side effects of birth control pills? Would it be worth it to take them just to decrease my periods? What are some common pill options?
Lots of options : Many people take birth control for cycle control. This is a common. Loestrin 24 or gianvi (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are popular brands. Seasonique decreases periods to 4x/yr. Mirena iud stops them completely in many patients. Common side effects are nausea and bleeding at the wrong time. Remember birth control decreases risk of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer. ...Read more
It varies: Sometimes switching birth-control pills can cause intermittent spotting. As long as the dosage and hormonal content is similar the contraceptive abilities usually don't change if the pills are taking accordingly. ...Read more
No: An extra dose one time is not a big deal and should not cause any problems. ...Read more
I went to planned parenthood & they gave me these birth control pills. What are the side effects ?
I am an extreme emetophobic, and i need to start birth control pills. Is there any side effects to really worry about?
Take at night...: Take your pills at night with a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tab to avoid nausea and dizziness. Unschedueled bleeding is another minor side effect, and while uncommon, blood clots in the legs and pelvis are a more serious side effect. If you have a family history of DVT (blood clots) let your doctor know before you take pills. ...Read more
I have been taking birth control pills (Sprintec) for 7 years now, is it okay if I take a break?any side effects? (I am not able to obtain BC)
Hi I was prescribed to take tizanidine and I was reading that it could have some scary effects when taken with birth control pills. Is this true?
No: Do you have spastic muscles? Why was it prescribed? You need to have a good talk with the Dr who gave it to you. ...Read more
Should not be: If you are planning to get pregnant, please wait 1-2 regular (non-pill) cycles before starting to try. Use backup (condom) protection for that interval. ...Read more
Depends on the pt: Some commonly reported side effects of birth control pills are unscheduled bleeding, lighter/shorter periods, missed periods, nausea, upset stomach and headaches. Each individual patient may experience one or more of these or none at all. If you do experience something you can't tolerate, you can always try another formulation. You have many pills combos to choose from. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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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