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Green Stool After Starting Birth Control Pill
Unlikely: I doubt that will be an issue. ...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
Should I take another birth control pill if I produce loose stools immediately after taking the pill?
Try another pills: You probably not responding well to hormones combination. Pills probably working anyways. It's still in your stomach if you have bm immediately after taking it. ...Read more
I've had a loose bowel for about 3 weeks now (2 loose stools per day on average) - could this affect my birth control pill?
Is it a problem to take colace (docusate sodium) (stool softener) while taking the birth control pill; ortho tri-cyclen-lo?
No: Any stool softeners can be taken with pills. ...Read more
I awoke to cramping, went to bathroom and found lightish black-dark green stool is it due to school stress, not eating well for two week, birth control?
Stress/diet: Most likely your symptoms are due to school stress and/or something you ate. Your birth control is unlikely to affect the color of your stool. Some people can develop an "irritable bowel" during times of stress, and this can cause cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea, try to avoid or reduce caffeine, and increase the fiber in your diet. Probiotics may also help relieve your cramping. ...Read more
I'm a vegan and take nexium (esomeprazole) every day in the morning. Also lo loestrin for birth control. I had bright green stool. Could any of those cause it?
I'm have missed 4 days of my birth control pill and now and im having booger like discharge almost like a brownish green?
Last night I took the 4th green birth control pill, and I still haven't started. Only spotting. Could I be pregnant? Or just a weird period?
No there is no evide: No there is no evidence that it does. ...Read more
Unlikely: Green coffee bean extract is unlikely to interact with you birth control. Most likely component of green coffee bean extract is high caffeine which can make you jittery. One component of the extract is chlorogenic acid which has been reported to demonstrate antioxidant properties. Chlorogenic acid is also found in artichokes. ...Read more
Is there a chance to get pregnant if you have sex durung the last week of your birth control pill (green) pack? For some reason, I'm feeling unsure...
Unlikely: Please check a pregnancy test if you are unsure. ...Read more
Green mucus discharge (just once) during heavy period. Recently came off birth control pill. Withdrawal related?
Discharge that has a distinct color to it usually indicates an infection. It is recommended to make an appointment with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment.
It is not uncommon to have discharge (of neutral color) when discontinuing or initiating hormone therapy. Monitor yourself for changes in color, smell, itching/burning sensations, amount and frequency. ...Read more
I am taking green tea triple fat burner by applied nutrition and I am wondering will it affect my birth control pill generess fe effectiveness?
Does too much caffeine affect your fertility in the long run while taking birth control pills, can you take green coffee 800 mg diet pills while on a low dosage birth control pill?
Took dulcolax at nite. Worked next morning took birth control at 9 am on time. 15 mins later little bit of runny watery stool. Bcp still effective?
After starting birth control pill, occasional numbness in left thigh above knee in big patch. Why is that and what to do?
Fatigued, moody, missed a period but not pregnant after starting birth control pill. Connection here?
FAtigue: During initiation of an oral contraceptive and after termination of it, women can feel 'different' and this is because of the hormonal changes that are happening. Always have in mind that there could be other reasons for these symptoms like thyroid disease and mental condtions like depression. See your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more
I am using a birth control pill (oral l) since first day of my period and its being 16 days now im still bleeding. Should I stop or continue?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on nuvaring. It happens in about 11% of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
There's no best: All birth control pills are effective. The reason we have so many diffeerent kinds of pill is because no pill is best for everyone. Working with your doctor, you will find the best pill for you. ...Read more
Take it: If you miss one, take it as soon as you remember. If you miss two, take 2 a day until caught up. If you miss 3 or more, wait for a period then start a new pack and use protection until past the first week of the new pack. This information is for regular combination pills and should be in the leaflet with the pill pack. ...Read more
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
Day 1: If you start on day 1 of your period it becomes effective immediately. However, if you want to time your periods for the weekdays rather than the weekends start on the first sunday that follows your period. ...Read more
Bad----side effects like weight gain, painful breast tenderness, nausea;vomoting, dizziness, headache, abdomonal pain, mood swings, irregular menstrual bleeding, depression, acne, decreased sex drive and increase in migraine frequency
uncommon side effects are
blood clots, high blood pressure, blurred vision, severe headache, heart attack, shortness of breath, stroke
good-contraceptio (pregnancy prevention). ...Read more
Not sure: Unsure what you mean by excess pill? Pills come in pack, one for each day and then perhaps one week off or one pill each day, every day. Did you miss a pill or two and try to catch up? Did you take extra pills for some reason? Can you please repost so I can try and answer your question. Sorry. Dr R ...Read more
Regular periods: Not sure I understand the intent of the question. The benefits of using birth control include regular periods, shorter bleeding, less cramping, less risk of infections and ovarian cysts, . Side effects can occur that include irregular bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, frequent yeast infections, nausea, etc. Both lists are too long to include here. Please clarify the question. Thanks. ...Read more
Not: You will need a back up initially (like a condom). ...Read more
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