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What bioidentical hormones are in birth control pills?

What bioidentical hormones are in birth control pills?

Estradiol Valerate: Presently, there are no BI contraceptive pills available in the US. Bayer Schering has developed and submitted QLAIRA® (estradiol valerate/dienogest) to the FDA as a "natural" contraceptive and the first in a "New Class" of OCPs. It is patent pending. Qlaira® delivers 17?-estradiol (E2) plus dienogest (DNG) in a 26/2 regimen. It is available in the UK, is well-tolerated + with good reviews. ...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


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Do estrogen-containing birth control pills enlarge breasts?

Do estrogen-containing birth control pills enlarge breasts?

Possibly: Depends on how much estrogen, the higher the estrogen the more chance it can enlarge the breats but it can also cause other non desirable effects , you should not be taking bc pills to enlatrge the breast, and at your age the lower the estrogen dose the safer, the lowest combo pill is loloestrin , only 10 mcg estrogen- safer for women in their 40s less chance blood clot , ht attack, stroke. ...Read more

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Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only birth control pills are less commonly used except in special circumstances, such as while breast-feeding, or in women who can't take estrogen. ...Read more

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What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

No: birth control pills or injection will cause cyclic wt gain and not to affect you in the long run if you exercise and eat right unless you have hormone imbalance or endocrine problems. hope you find the best choce for your family planning. ...Read more

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Which pills are low dose birth control pills?

Which pills are low dose birth control pills?

All are: There are no high dose birth control pills, all are low dose. Some are lower then others but none are high dose. The different doses amount to a marketing gimmick to make one pill a little different from another. There are very low dose pills that have much less estrogen than the average pill - there is no particular benefit to those pills and most of them have more BTB and more pregnancies. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill increases your breast size?

Which birth control pill increases your breast size?

Any : That contain estrogen might, but also might not. Estrogen-containing pills (as opposed to progestin only) are more likely to, higher doses 'may' be more likely to increase breast size - buit that's an unconventional use for the pill. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

Less side effect: Some drs. Believe that despite "low estrogen" dosis is suppose to reduce the risk of side effects but also augments the number of ovulations. All birth control pills, patches, rings, injections produce the changes of a pregnancy in a woman but the majority of the time without a baby & still c a minimal chance of conceiving but aborting when the fetus can not get attached to the uterine lining. ...Read more

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What is monophasic birth control pills?

Constant dose: Monophasic contraception delivers a single consistent dose of hormones. Other types such as triphasic use different doses of hormones at different points in your cycle to mimic a natural cycle. They are equivalent in efficacy. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Which birth control method stops the menstrual cycle?

Shot+: The Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot along with certain hormonal IUD's and implantable methods all can minimize or eliminate withdrawal "period" bleeding. ...Read more

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Can Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Can Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Yes: According to the emedtv (http://std.Emedtv.Com/kariva/side-effects-of-kariva.Html) Kariva estrogen based bcps can lead to breast lumps. This is not a uniform enlargement and can be misleading in mammograms and self-exam efforts, raising the possibility of a malignant growth. ...Read more

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How can birth control decrease estrogen?

Generally: Bcp's contain estrogen, at much higher than normal levels. Other methods of birth control don't affect estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Change in endometrium lining on birth control pills?

Change in endometrium lining on birth control pills?

Thinning: The lining of the uterus, the endometrium, typically thins on birth control pills sometimes causing irregular spotting or missed periods. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more