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How Effective Are Different Kinds Of Birth Control Do They Have Side Effects
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
Most have none: Most peoplehave no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time;other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches.One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. The shot, implant, and iud are different. ...Read more
Depression ; OC's: Oral contraceptives (oc's) can all cause depression, but this effect is not automatic for all women. Emotional balance is a very complex thing, not regulated by hormones alone -- yet in some women can certainly be affected by them. You ; your ob-gyn physician may find that oc's differ in these effects for you. You may also have a depression which needs treatment regardless of oc's. ...Read more
R there any side effects of using emergency contraceptive pills ..... How frequently can we take these pills?
Bleeding: The most common side effects of emergency contraception is irregular bleeding for 1-2 months after taking. Most widely used emergency contraceptive formulations are Progesterone only & there is no nausea. Plan b for example. Only older formulas using estrogen and Progesterone cause nausea. In some cases birth control pills can be used at high dose as emergency contraception and will cause nausea. ...Read more
Very well: Depends are which ones you are talking about. If taken correctly most forms work well. The highest failure rates come from the withdrawl method( terrible method in my opinion), condome( even though they should be used to prevent stds) foam, local methods. But if you combine the condom with foam or film the effectiveness goes way up. Pills, pagtch, ring should work well is used correctly. ...Read more
What are the alternative meds of testosterone therapy? Are they equally effective and have any side effetcs?
Several: The most serious risks are clots in the veins or stroke in patients with migraines with aura. Side effects can include break-through bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood swings, change in libido, or weight gain. Fortunately, both risks and side effects are rare with modern birth control pills and many side effects can be avoided by changing to a different pill. ...Read more
Pills and copper IUD: Combination emergency contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus decreasing sperm movement &may interfere with ovarian release of hormones (lh) needed for pregnancy. Levonorgestrel only pills (progesterone) delay ovulation and LH surge. Ulipristal (upa) inhibits or delays ovulation. None of these affect an existing pregancy after implantation &are not = to medical abortion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?
IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each one different: Every woman requires just a little bit more or a little bit less estrogen in order to control the amount of bleeding they have while they're on the pill. Furthermore the type of progestin used in the pill affects each woman's likelihood of side effects ever so slightly and so most women change the type of pill they're on several times before finding the right one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are there placebo pills with bc? What are they for? And how does bc work? Combination pills specifically.
Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more
My pupils have been 2 different sizes for years. I don't use eyedrops/long-term medication besides birth control. So why are they different sizes?
Aniscocoria: is a congenital difference in pupil size. www.healthline.com/symptom/unequal-pupils ...Read more
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