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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Does taking birth control pill make you stop ovulate forever?

Does taking birth control pill make you stop ovulate forever?

NO!: Most women ovulate the first month after stopping the pills. They do not have any long term effects on ovulation. However, some women take birth control pills for reasons other than contraception. Women who did not ovulate before taking pills may not ovulate now. It is possible to develop a problem with ovulation while taking the pills and only by stopping the pills is that problem detected. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: You will need to specifically ask for Progesterone only birth control pills sometimes called the minipill. Other birth control pills contain Progesterone and estrogen which can decrease your milk supply by about 30%. ...Read more

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How long before birth control pills start to regulate hormones?

How long before birth control pills start to regulate hormones?

Immediately: The pill starts to suppress the hormones that lead to ovulation- passage of an egg- from the very first pack. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills stop my period?

Can  birth control pills stop my period?

Sure.: If you take them without the placebo/iron pills each cycle x3, you can only have your period every 3 moths safely. Talk to your gynecologist before trying this, as it may not be the best idea for you. ...Read more

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How long before i can start taking birth control pills?

How long before i can start taking birth control pills?

Each oral : Contraceptive has different directions about how to start them up. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

If you are on an: Emotional roller coaster then you may not be on the optimum oral contraceptive or strength - please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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What age can u start taking birth control pills?

After menarche: Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

BCP stop fertility: If you start bcp's at the beginning of your menses it is most unlikely that you won't ovulate that cycle. Because there is a 5-10% chance that you may still ovulate the first cycle it is wise to use a backup contraceptive like foam and condoms the first month. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Can you take birth control pills while on your period to stop bleeding?

Unlikely. BCP's: Cycle Estrogens that buildup endometrium and progestational agents mimicking pregnancy, once the lining is built, it bleeds as it is shed. A fertilized ovum needs to implant for successful pregnancy, and cannot do so with shedding endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Will taking birth control pills help regulate my periods?

Yes: First, do investigate to see if there is a reason for the irregular periiods. If we don't find any resaon, birth control pills definitely can help to regulate ypur periods. ...Read more

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Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

NOT recommended!: No, you may try another cycle on this Pills, but if you break through again switch to a different BCP or choose another BC method! ...Read more

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When should someone start taking birth control pills?

When should someone start taking birth control pills?

Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

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Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/her advice. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Possibly: For most they lighten and shorten the periods. Some lucky patients have no bleeding when taking the pills. ...Read more

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I started taking Levora birth control pills how long does it take to work?

I started taking Levora birth control pills how long does it take to work?

2nd cycle: During the first cycle a woman's body may still need to adjust to the birth control pill. During the second cycle the she will experience the full protective effect. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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What to expect when switching birth control pills?

That depends on what: You are switching to or from. Sorry, can't provide generic info. ...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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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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