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How Does The Combination Birth Control Pills Differ From One Another
Very little: Even though the pill makers would like you to think differently, they really aren't that different. Think of pills as cars....The nuts and bolts of how they all work is the same. Some people prefer one car to another. Some people make like on pill over another but this is trail and error. In my practice i generally prescribe the ones that are less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Thinking about getting on the birth control pill what's the difference between combination pills and progestin only pills? Which is best for the body?
Effectiveness...: Progesterone-only pills are not as effective at pregnancy prevention as pills containing both estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, they are usually reserved for women who are breast-feeding and in other special circumstances. You will most likely want a combination pill unless you are breast-feeding. See your doctor! best wishes! ...Read more
How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth
control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex.
Monophasic, triphasic, bi. ?
Nausea: There are some estrogen effects such as headache and nausea, as well as bleeding the end of the cycle that can be indicative of too much estrogen. Remember though that estrogen was placed in the pill to prevent thiinig of the uterine lining that causes bleeding. It can take 3 months to regulate the bleeding on an ocp so be patient if just starting. The bleeding profiles ocp's not much different. ...Read more
Inhibits ovulation: Most hormonal forms of contraception work by tricking your body into thinking it's pregnant, thereby inhibiting ovulation. Some also thicken cervical mucus thereby making it more difficult for sperm to get by. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/depo-provera/my00995 for more info. ...Read more
Will taking zinc and birth control have a negative effect? Will one reduce the effectiveness of the other? I'm on the generic version of Diane 35
No Negative Effect: No there is no negative effectGet a more detailed answer ›
I've been taking my birth control pills from two different packs, will it affect the protection of the pill?
No: If it's the same pill and you're taking the same day, only from a different pack, should be exactly the same. ...Read more
Define effectiveness: It's a matter of how you define effectiveness. If you limit that definition to whether a medication does the job the Food and Drug Administratin (FDA) approved it for, then Brand name does not matter. If you include other features of the medication like how well your stomach tolerates them, then Brand name could make a difference. ...Read more
Does anyone know what kind of birth control pills are the best? How is the mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pill?
How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?
Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip partially off. By themselves don't provide the best of methods of birth control but they do offer protection from STDs. Your girlfriend could use foam or cream spermatocide with you using a condom. This would be more effective. ...Read more
What is meant by the androgenic activity level of the progestin in birth control pills? What effects, positive or negative, can it have on patients?
I took tricyclen low birth control pill on different times of the day for two days.Does that mean the pill is not going to be effective?
It's ok: Full BCP's like Tri-cyclen (as opposed to progesterone only "mini-pill") are more forgiving. So, as long as you did take a pill every day you are ok. If, on the other hand, you forget to take the pill for 2 days in a row then it's recommended to use a back-up method for the rest of the cycle (while resuming to take one pill a day). ...Read more
I have heard the progestin in birth control pills can affect libido. Which matters more, the specific kind of progestin or the dosage amount?
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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