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How Does The Combination Birth Control Pills Differ From One Another
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
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
See below: Takig 7/day is a treatment for heavy uterine bleeding. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Cost of pills: Planned parenthood clinics provide birth control based on your ability to pay. Generic pills are available at a couple of stores--walmart and target for a special discount price. All pills work well, provided you take them without missing(failure rate <1% with perfect use, but if you miss pills--typical use, the failure rate can be more than 9%--9 women/100 using the pill for a year get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months: I encourage a patient to give a pill at least a 3 month trial unless severe symptoms. ...Read more
If I am switching birth control pills and I am just starting the new ones today... Will the new pills be in effect by tomorrow?
Yes: The pills are effective as long as your taking them. For the first few cycles you may experience abnormal bleeding or spotting but the contraceptive effect is there. ...Read more
Do u have to take birth control pills the exact same time every day? For instance i started my first pill yesterday at 7:30 pm must i take the 2nd one today at exactly 7:30 pm also?
No: You should try to take the pill approximately the same time each day, morning or night. But being an hour or two off schedule is ok. Just don't take one in the morning, one at night, etc. ...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
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