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Is Contraceptive Pill Can Cause Highblood
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
In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more
Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?
No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more
OCP efficacy: 21 year old lady concerned about the efficacy of the oral contraceptive pill. The pill is considered to be 99% effective, but there are certain conditions such as when a woman is taking anticonvulsant medication (tegretol and dilantin) , modafinil, certain antibiotics, obesity, and sometimes even alcohol can effect the efficacy of the pill. ...Read more
Very unusual: You should be fine. All the best. ...Read more
No: An extra dose one time is not a big deal and should not cause any problems. ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, but assure no anti-phospholipid syndrome or lupus. ...Read more
Risk factors: Smoking, oral contraceptives, and migraines together can increase stroke risk, but so can heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats, increased homocysteine, and obesity. If one is merely 10-20 lbs overweight without the other risk factors, should be just fine to use bcp. ...Read more
Side effects: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. Cramps usually go along with spotting. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help cramps and bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: I found some information that is copied as a link here that says that the risk is very low and that new evidence does not support the tie between antibiotics and increased risk of pregnancy except for on antibiotic- and not the one your are on :) http://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more
I forgot to take my contraceptive pill one day and the other day i took it aftermidnight cause i forgot again. Does this make a problem?
Hormonal changes: In migraine with aura contraceptives is always contraindicated. In migraine without aura not contraindicated, but there is an increased risk of ischemic stroke. Migraines/headaches can be affected by the dose and type of hormone in the contraceptive you take. Rec.: talk yo your health care provider to find the medicine that suits you best. ...Read more
Is the dianette contraceptive pill dangerous? , I've heard a lot of storys recently of the problems that it can cause and im getting quite concerned.
Depends: Experts agree that for most women, the benefits of birth control pills outweigh risks. Unplanned pregnancies expose women to many more risks than taking bcps usually does. There are a few medical conditions that increase risk enough that taking the pill would be a bad idea. History of blood clots & migraines with aura are 2 of them. If you're not sure about your risks, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Exercise/Diet: I know it is difficult but only way you can control your body not to gain weight by cutting calories and exercising regularly to burn some clories and speeding up your metabolim. ...Read more
Can an emergency contraceptive pill taken only twice in a lifetime cause any serious long term effects? Not frequent use side effects.Only twice
Bleeding caused by contraceptive pill, however when contraceptive pill has been discontinued the bleeding continues with sharp back pain where its hard to move?
Irregular bleeding: If you are experiencing irregular bleeding while no longer on birth control then birth control is likely not the cause. Since you have associated pain you will need to see an Obgyn for a evaluation. A complete history, a pelvic exam, testing for infections and a sonogram are likely to be done by your doctor ...Read more
Possibly.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
I've been bleeding solidly for last 10 weeks. I'm not pregnant, and am taking contraceptive pill. Really worried. What might cause this?
See Doctor ASAP!: If your having vaginal bleeding (not just spotting) everyday for the past 10 weeks, despite being on birth control pills, my first concern is that you may have become anemic (low blood count). This can be be very dangerous, so please go see your clinician asap. They can perform a vaginal and pelvic exam, lab tests, an ultrasound, +/- a biopsy to rule out a hormonal, anatomic or infectious cause. ...Read more
I took emergency contraceptive pill nearly 15 days ago and now I am getting my periods at the same time I am lactating. What may be the cause?
Plan B effect: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more
Can i take "the morning after" emergency contraceptive pill to cause periods to come early or in other words to "prepone" my periods?
I took the Plan B contraceptive pill about a week ago, and now i'm on my period for the second time this month. Is this caused by the pill?
Good diet inc fibre but suffer with consterpation. I am on contraceptive pill an told by gp than can cause this. I have small ball stools any advise?
Increase fluid ..: You can get all the fiber you want, but if not enough fluid in the stool, it will still be hard and tough to pass. If the fiber and plenty of fluids (100 ounces a day or more) are not doing the trick, try a product that promotes increased water content of stools such as polyethylene glycol (peg, brand name MiraLAX or similar generics). Limit dairy intake, and listen to body when you do need to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have abdominal pain, at the end.I have used an emergency contraceptive pill some days ago.Could this be the reason? If not what else may cause it?
I have had blood taken & my prolactin level was at a 30, I am on the contraceptive pill because of irregular periods. Do you think that is the cause?
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