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What birth control pills can get rid of periods completely?

What birth control pills can get rid of periods completely?

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

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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Does aviane birth control help get rid of acne?

Does aviane birth control help get rid of acne?

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

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Can birth control get rid of cysts?

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

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How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

Consult derm: See your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment plan...It depends on the depth of pigmentation, your skin type and some other variables. Many dermatologists will combine medication for example hydroquinone, a retinoid and sometimes azaleic acid. ...Read more

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Do all birth control make you gain weight? What is the best birth control for teens?

Do all birth control make you gain weight? What is the best birth control for teens?

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

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Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Not likely: Their is no evidence to support that oral contraceptives cause weight gain. If their is an increase in weight it is very small. The routine steps to prevent weight gain would still apply including a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What's a good way to begin taking my birth control pills?

What's a good way to begin taking my birth control pills?

With 1st day of mens: It is best to start birth control pills on the first day of your period. Then take them every day, at approximately the same time. (a 3 hour window of time is very reasonable). ...Read more

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What types of birth control pill will not make you gain weight?

What types of birth control pill will not make you gain weight?

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

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Do all birth control pills have the chance of causing melasma? What about weight gain?

Do all birth control pills have the chance of causing melasma? What about  weight gain?

Combined OC: Melasma is mostly seen with combined oc's, those that have estrogen an progesterone. The mini pill or Progesterone only pills do not usually cause that much of an effect. ...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

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How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

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 more

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How long does it take to get birth control pills out of your system?

How long does it take to get birth control pills out of your system?

Half life of BCP's: The usual time to rid the body of bcp's is about 1 month, but i advise patients to wait 2 months prior to trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fat/obese women take the birth control pill?

Please tell me can fat/obese women take the birth control pill?

Usually yes: Weight or BMI should not restrict use of OCP. Age over 35, high blood pressure, smokers, and women with known clotting disorders should not take them. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a "fake period" on birth control?

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

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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 do birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy?

How do birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy?

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 more

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What type of birth control pill is better to regulate my period?

What type of birth control pill is better to regulate my period?

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

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How can I get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome I cant take birth control pills?

How can I get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome I cant take birth control pills?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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