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Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if i just want to get the birth control pill? .

Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if i just want to get the birth control pill?

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It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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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How to get rid of nausea due to anxiety after stopping birth control pill and how long will it take to feel normal again?

How to get rid of nausea due to anxiety after stopping birth control pill and how long will it take to feel normal again?

It depends: If you are so anxious about becoming pregnant after stopping the pill, either get back on it or take something else to prevent pregnancy. If your diagnosis is correct, no anxiety, no nausea. Otherwise, I would suggest that your nausea is more likely because you are pregnant since stopping the pill. In that case, perhaps a pregnancy test is indicated. ...Read more

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I went off the birth control pill in february and I have gained about 7 lbs that i cannot get rid of. I eat healthy and workout regularly. Help!

I went off the birth control pill in february and I have gained about 7 lbs that i cannot get rid of. I eat healthy and workout regularly. Help!

What is healthy?: Suggest study: big fat lies, mgovern's report, science for smart people, mary enig, the men who made us fat, gary taubes (books ; videos), peter attia, eatingacademy.Org, nusi.Org, fatchance.Html, robert lustig, dietdoctor.Com, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, eric westman, loren cordain, stephen phinney, the men who made us thin, sally fallon, nora gedgaudas, etc. ...Read more

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If it's possible without surgery or birth control pill, how can I stop or get rid of my period somehow? Please help me asap.

If it's possible without surgery or birth control pill, how can I stop or get rid of my period somehow? Please help me asap.

Unrealistic: The pill works by making your body think you are already pregnant.Some can be used to stop periods for months or years at a time, with close monitoring, and that is at least working in harmony with your body. To eliminate it otherwise, you could remove the uterus or they can do an ablation (remove the inner wall of your uterus were periods originate).Both are surgery and permanent sterilization. ...Read more

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I've been prewarned that the birth control pill with increased altitude causes bloodclots, how do I prevent?

I've been prewarned that the birth control pill with increased altitude causes bloodclots, how do I prevent?

Discuss with doc: You should talk with your physician but increasing activity, walking often and not sitting for long periods of time, possibly taking a baby Aspirin daily (discuss with your doctor first) and maybe even compression stockings if you have poor venous circulation. ...Read more

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How can the birth control pill prevent pregnancy?

How can  the birth control pill prevent pregnancy?

Stop ovulation: The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant. Missing several pills can allow an egg to ovulate, which is why it is so important to not miss pills. ...Read more

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How to prevent implantation bleeding on birth control pill?

How to prevent implantation bleeding on birth control pill?

No implantation: While on birth control pills you should not have "implantation bleeding" since implantation does not happen. If you are experiencing bleeding or spotting while taking bcp it is most likely due to other causes and you should discuss it with your obgyn or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

One cycle.: After you finish your first month's packet your ovulation should be suppressed and the risk of pregnancy should be <1-9%. ...Read more

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How fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

How fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more