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Excess Saliva Birth Control Pills
Is it normal for birth control pills to cause nausea sore breasts weird metal taste in mouth? I am on my second month so is my body still adapting?
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
Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic
Not due to BCPs: Hi. No, constant thirst is not a side effect of BCPs. Diabetes is certainly a possibility, although likely not related to your great granny. Are you urinating a lot? Are you overweight? If you're not overweight, remember there's a bump in type 1 diabetes in the 30s; if you're diabetic, it could be type 1 or type 2 depending on several variables. It's easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more
47 yr old healthy F. Put on birth control pills to stop a period I had for 3.5 wks. Its working but is this the best plan?
Birth control : If it worked seems so but perhaps you have another question ...Read more
NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more
How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack — so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more
U need to see a heal: Health care provider either a board certified gyn or a clinic like planned parethood, u need an exam and pap and make sure you are a candidate for the pills and have no contraindiciations, and i always give my patients free samples to start out with if I have the kind that they need and then they will write u a script for u to get the pills at the pharmacy or mail order pharm. ...Read more
Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus to think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more
Birth Control pills is a risk factor for:: Blood clot in lung, Cervical cancer, Crohn's disease, Depression in adults, Erythema nodosum, Hepatoma, Mask of pregnancy, Vaginitis, Depression, Yeast infection, Budd Chiari syndrome, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Embolus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dry socket, Deep venous thrombosis, Major depression. ...Read more
According to package: The package is in order. Start with the first pill on the first row and take each pill along the row daily then to the next row, and continue the same until the pack is empty, then start the next pack. ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Have you been on pills before? There are many other options for birth control (which I feel is easier than pills). You should go discuss this with your doctor. You can also contact me to discuss different options and I can help you decide what is best for you.
Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
Sunday start: Take your first pill on the sunday immediately follolwing the onset of your period. Most pills give you the option of a sunday start or starting on the fifth day of your cycle. Sunday is an easy day to remember every cycle so it is frequently recommended. Remember to use back-up protection (condoms) for the first cycle. ...Read more
Yes occasionally : Some people do but weight on with bcp.However, there are many varieties available which may not have this effect. ...Read more
Yes: This method is called "quickstart" meaning a woman initiates birth control pills immediately regardless of where she is in her cycle. This method is convenient and eliminates the extra step of having to pick up birth control from your pharmacy, therefore delaying initiation of contraception. This method does not prevent pregnancy immediately so women must use backup birth control for seven days. ...Read more
Once - nothing.: Accidental ingestion of birth control pills by a man should have no clinical consequences. Chronic ingestion could cause endocrine problems and even gynecomastia, poor sperm maturation or libido changes — although I cannot imagine why any man would chronically ingest birth control pills. ...Read more
Income based: If you have a low or moderate income, Medicaid or Planned Parenthood will provide that service. ...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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more