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How To Dispose Of Birth Control Pills
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
No guarantees: Many options will make it more likely not to have bleeding, but most take time to work, and aren't guaranteed--often have irregular unpredictable bleeding for awhile: extended cycle birth control pills --40-60% no bleeding after a year, the shot--depo provera--50% no periods after a year; the hormone iid--20-60% no periods after a year. ...Read more
BCP: Works in three ways, 1- by inhibiting ovulation, 2-by creating a very thin lining(endometrium), making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, 3-creates a hostile cervical mucus that doesn't allow the sperms to undergo capacitation and swim freely upstream. Also decreases to motility of the tubes making it difficult for sperm and egg to get together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take orsythia birth control. Will taking nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100mg affect the way the birth control works?
Birth control: Abstinence!Get a more detailed answer ›
I just switched to nuvaring from oral combination birth control pills. How long will it take for the nuvaring to prevent pregnancy?
No waiting: If you switched straight from the pills to the ring without missing any active pills or being late starting the ring, there should be no waiting period. ...Read more
I'm going to start taking maca soon, i'm also on birth control pills will taking maca affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills?
Maca Root: It is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is not to take it if you are taking birth control pills. It is a lot of estrogen which can cause increase in blood clots, breakthrough bleeding and may even render the birth control pills ineffective. ...Read more
I'm switching from sprintec birth control to camrese. Do I need to use an alternate form of birth control for the first month?
No, not if starting: The Camrese the same day you would normally start Tri-sprintec if you had not changed brands. Both products are birth control pills, but have slightly different formulations. It is always advisable to use alternate protection if you miss pills, and to use condoms for Infection protection. ...Read more
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more
BCP's: There are potential serious risks with use of oral combined contraceptives. This includes; ^ risk for stroke, heart attack, blood clots, cervical cancer. Women who smoke, have diabetes, hypertension, renal diseases and vascular diseases are at higher risk. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Worldwide ocp's (the pill) have remained most popular, but with so many excellent alternatives, that may be changing. A generic pill is probably most cost effective. The "pill" when considering pregnancy as a risk, has continued to remain one of the safest options avail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking birth control pills affect the ability to get pregnant in the future once I'm not taking them anymore?
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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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