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How To Get Rid Of Birth Control Pill Weight
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
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
try this first: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Sort of: If you have the normal follicular / physiologic ovarian cysts that occur for every woman during every cycle, then yes the pill will usually suppress the ovaries and the cysts will usually lessen with time. ...Read more
No, not all.: Even on hormonal birth control many women do not gain weight. There are also many non-hormonal options. The best option depends on personal factors such as medical history, lifestyle factors and reproductive goals. Iud is now favored more for teens due to its reliability. All options should be discussed with one's healthcare provider. Also remember only condoms protect against stds. ...Read more
Low dose pills: Most birth control pills are not associated with any more than 5 pounds of weight gain and that can happen with eating out at a restaurant once a week. People always worry about weight gain but with the low dose pills that are out these days, it just isnt a reality. Most weight gain is from food indiscretions or poor choices that we make on a daily basis. ...Read more
Usually 21 or 28: Occasionally 84.Get a more detailed answer ›
7 days: I typically tell my patients that after taking the birth control pill straight for 7days, they should be protected in terms of having unprotected sex. Of course, at 19, you should still be worried about STD's which typically means using a condom to help prevent exposure to syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Hope that helps ...Read more
Good nutrition: Although the oral contraceptive pills do slightly affect thyroid levels by increasing thyroid binding globulin the minimal dosage of the pill no longer causes "estrogen bloating and water retention, a leading cause in weight gain. Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and you will not "look like the stay puff marshmellow man". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skip placebo's: Birth control pills are packaged with placebo pills (the ones that are a different color) so that you stop taking the medicine and have a 'fake period'. If you do not want to bleed, then don't take the placebo pills and start an new pack. Beware that doing this can cause sporadic break through bleeding but not as much bleeding as taking them the traditional way. ...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
Usually any of them: Go see your family doc or ob/gyn. They will give you a script to help regulate your periods. Usually orthotricyclin would do fine for my patients. ...Read more
PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be "gotten rid of" or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more
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