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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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What are the chances if i stop birth control pills I have been having some emotional side effects from the pill that i can not handle anymore. I had sex with out a condom last night and i just can't tolerate taking the pill anymore. My husband even mentio

You : You should continue the pill for 2-3 more days and then use alternative birth control (such as a condom) until you speak with your doctor. There are many different brands of birth control pills out there and not all of them will give you the side effects you are currently experiencing. Give your doctor a call and consider a switch to a new one. Depending on what hormone combination you are on now, your doctor will know what to prescribe to lessen your symptoms. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the right pill for you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stop taking birth control pills in the middle of a pack?

Is it okay to stop taking birth control pills in the middle of a pack?

OK to stop OCP but..: Just stopping ocp (oral contraceptives) early in the pack usually just causes a 'withdrawal vaginal bleed' which may be variable in the amount (e.g. Light or heavy). Are you stopping 'the pill' to get pregnant? --then you may get pregnant soon. If you have no need for 'the pill' then stopping early is okay--just be ready for 'some bleeding'. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

De[pends: Some pts on bcp to help with irregular period, less cramping, shorter days of menstruation, less hormone imbalance etc..No one can absolutely tell you how many days, because depends on each individuals pts. ...Read more

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Do migraines go away after stop taking birth control pills ? And after how long ? Please answer,

NOT clearcut: In many cases, there is no relationship easily established between female hormones and migraine, even though many women have menstrually related migraine. Sometimes d/c'ing bcp's helps, but other times makes it worse. Hope your approach is successful. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...Read more

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Do I have to stop taking birth control pills when i already have a gallstone?

Do I have to stop taking birth control pills when i already have a gallstone?

No: In partnership with your family doctor, you should be able to safely take the pill. ...Read more

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After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

After you stop taking birth control pills how long will it take to get pregnant?

Usually 1-2 months: As you do not know whether you are pregnant or not, and if you know when was the last period , . Get the pregnancy test done .Usually one gets pregnant in 1-2 months after stopping birth control pills ...Read more

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What number of days after unprotected sex can you stop taking birth control pills?

What number of days after unprotected sex can you stop taking birth control pills?

Going off the pill : The question I would ask yourself is why? Especially if you had sex once and without an condom. The sperm doesn't live for over 24-48 hours but what about staying on the pill for the NEXT TIME? ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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