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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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Should I take another birth control pill if I produce loose stools immediately after taking the pill?

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

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Will having loose watery stool because of a laxative effect my birth control pill?

Will having loose watery stool because of a laxative effect my birth control pill?

NO: Actually BC pills do NOT have a laxative effect unless you are allergic or intolerant to the active ingredients. Call your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm have missed 4 days of my birth control pill and now and im having booger like discharge almost like a brownish green?

I'm have missed 4 days of my birth control pill and now and im having booger like discharge almost like a brownish green?

Withdrawal bleeding: This probably represents very early withdrawal bleeding because you have been off the pill too long. You need to restart with a new pack and use back up contraception through the next cycle. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ocps: Have you missed any pills? If you have taken them regularly the likelihood of pregnancy is very low. Not having bleeding or very light flow is not uncommon on the low dose Ocps you are on. Therefore, simply continue to take your pills daily. ...Read more

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Will taking green coffee bean extract decrease the efficacy of my birth control pill?

Will taking green coffee bean extract decrease the efficacy of my birth control pill?

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

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Green mucus discharge (just once) during heavy period. Recently came off birth control pill. Withdrawal related?

Green mucus discharge (just once) during heavy period. Recently came off birth control pill. Withdrawal related?

Not usually: 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

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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?

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?

YES: The pill is absorbed completely by your UPPER GI tract (Stomach. Small intestine) Whatgoes on in your lower bowel does not affect the absorption above!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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After starting birth control pill, occasional numbness in left thigh above knee in big patch. Why is that and what to do?

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After starting birth control pill, occasional numbness in left thigh above knee in big patch. Why is that and what to do?

See a doctor: Birth control pill should not be causing your symptoms. Make sure your underwear and jeans are not too tight. The most common reason for numbness in the area you describe is weight gain. However, see a doctor for detailed exam and work up. ...Read more

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Fatigued, moody, missed a period but not pregnant after starting birth control pill. Connection here?

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

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I had diarrhea three times in a 24 hour timespan, should l take another birth control pill?

I had diarrhea three times in a 24 hour timespan, should l take another birth control pill?

Not necessary: If you are concerned, use a back up method for contraception, such as a condom. If your diarrhea persists, see a Provider and check that out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you tell me how my birth control pill work?

Can you tell me how my birth control pill work?

Oral contraceptives: 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

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What is most effective best birth control pill?

What is most effective best birth control pill?

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

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What do you do about missing birth control pill?

What do you do about missing birth control pill?

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

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Can you start the birth control pill at any time?

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

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When is the best time to tike birth control pill?

When is the best time to tike birth control pill?

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

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What is good and bad about the birth control pill?

What is good and bad about the birth control pill?

SIDE EFFECTS/CONTRAC: 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

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Is having excess birth control pill bad for health?

Is having excess birth control pill bad for health?

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

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What are some symptoms of birth control pill usage?

What are some symptoms of birth control pill usage?

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

Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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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