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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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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only: There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month, I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?

Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month, I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?

Not safe now: Breastfeeding does reduce chances of pregnancy but should not be considered a form of birth control. You can still get pregnancy at any point. If you do not want another pregnancy, it is important that you use a recognized form of birth control such as condoms, etc. ...Read more

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Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou

Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou

Mastalgia: Breast pain or mastalgia is usually described as a dull ache. It can be cyclical and a response to hormonal changes or non cyclical and without known cause.
When in doubt, a good breast exam can be reassuring. Hormonal pain tends to be both sides and on the outer aspect, not associated with lumps or cysts, and lasts about 5-7 days a month. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top contraceptive pill to take for bigger breasts?

Can you please tell me which is the top contraceptive pill to take for bigger breasts?

None: There is no pill or supplement that you can take that will make you "grow" breasts safely. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding. When do I start birth control pill?

Birth control: Asap, unless you want to et pregnant. Remember to use a secondary form of birth control that 1st month, because it won't be 100% effective. You can wit till the sunday after your next period, but then you need 2 forms if birth control till then, or abstinence. ...Read more

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How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

Can start right now: It is safe to start birth control right away after a pregnancy - you don't have to wait for a period. Just start with the first pill in the pack, and it will regulate your cycle. Remember, with the mini pill, it is important to take your pill around the same time every day, and to switch to stronger birth control when you stop nursing/pumping, or slow down to nursing/pumping only twice a day. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Yes, you can: You can use hormone methods like the progestin-only mini-pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You can also use low-dose estrogen-progesterone birth control pills 4-6 weeks after delivery. Another option: barrier methods like the condom, diaphragm and cervical cap. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What contraceptive pill gives breast enhancement?

Bigger breasts: Some woman might have abit fuller breasts from birth control pills but this isn't a predictable side effect. It happens randomly. In women in whom it happens, it will tend to happen on any combination pill. A combination pill is one that has both estrogen ; Progesterone in it. Most bcps are combination pills. Cosmetic surgery is really the only predictable method for breast enhancement. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tender breasts on the contraceptive pill mine are really sore?

Is it normal to have tender breasts on the contraceptive pill mine are really sore?

Try a lower dose: Typically this would be a sign of too much estrogen in the pill you are using. Explain your symptoms to your physician and see if a lower dose pill containing less estrogen can be prescribed ...Read more

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Took emergency contraceptive pill 3 months ago, missed 3rd period, breasts been swelling for a week, two negative pregnancy results. Is it normal?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I'm getting breast milk and I'm not even pregnant I'm on the contraceptive pill and was on depovera injection before the pill what is doing this?

I'm getting breast milk and I'm not even pregnant I'm on the contraceptive pill and was on depovera injection before the pill what is doing this?

Lactation: Lactation without breast feeding is not normal please see your doctor or a neurologist, it could be due to abnormal secretion of prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland in the skull. Please do not ignore. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex but took all my birth control pills correctly, I had sex again and used emergency contraceptive but my breasts hurt, what does?

I had unprotected sex but took all my birth control pills correctly, I had sex again and used emergency contraceptive but my breasts hurt, what does?

High hormone levels: Emergency bc and regular birth control have hormones. Too high levels of hormones cause side effects. Sounds to me as if you don't trust your pills. If u take every day, if you miss. Consider long acting options of iud and implant. They're the most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Hi, im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. I was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?

Hi, im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. I was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?

Oral birth control: At 18, your weight and breast size have not reached normal proportions of adulthood. Oral contraceptives in low doses (such as Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) will not effectively change your breast size or weight. You can try, but don't be disappointed if you do not see results to your liking. If you are sexually active, the "benefits" are limited to very secure birth control. ...Read more

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How effectively does breast feeding work as birth-control?

Poorly: It can suppress ovulation in some women for an unpredictable length of time. Your body can and will ovulate at some point about two weeks before your first period, and you can become pregnant if exposed with that first ovulation. That can lead you to believe you are not pregnant when you are. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain how some doctors say breast feeding is a birth control and some don't? The sex leaflet says its 98% effective is this true

No: It is entirely possible to get pregnant while breast feeding. I have known many moms who got pregnant while breast feeding. Some of them wound up breast feeding two. ...Read more

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Hi, I had my daughter almost 11 months ago, and I haven't had a period since. I am not breast feeding, nor am I on any birth control. Is this normal?

Hi, I had my daughter almost 11 months ago, and I haven't had a period since. I am not breast feeding, nor am I on any birth control. Is this normal?

Not normal: Your periods should return within a month or two of weaning. I assume you've made sure you're not pregnant now? See your doctor to find out the cause for this delay in resuming your cycles. S/he may want to do some hormone testing and maybe an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm still nighttime breast feeding my 3 1/2 year old daughter and she has NO desire to stop anytime soon but I'm certainly done and would like my milk to dry up to start to discourage her. Will a combo birth control accomplish this? Any tips? My 2 other d

I'm still nighttime breast feeding my 3 1/2 year old daughter and she has NO desire to stop anytime soon but I'm certainly done and would like my milk to dry up to start to discourage her. Will a combo birth control accomplish this? Any tips? My 2 other d

Your call: By 3 a kid can certainly understand your spoken communication. You need to tell her its time she quit being a baby and mean it. Abandon any feelings of guilt. She will not be scarred if you do this. The only way for your body to stop making milk is to stop stimulating the breast by feeding her. Find an alternate non-feeding activity you can do at night to transition her, like reading to her, but do it ...Read more

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Which type of diet pills/shakes can you take while breast feeding?

Which type of diet pills/shakes can you take while breast feeding?

Not Recommended: No diet pills are recommended or adviced while breast feeding and you should have well balanced meals. Diet pills will get secreted in breast milk and can be harmful for the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5, 000 mcg pills of biotin while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take 5, 000 mcg pills of biotin while breast feeding?

Seems very unnatural: Not a natural thing to do. Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take, but 5000 mcg per day is over 30 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take diet pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take diet pills while breast feeding?

No: Chemicals you do not want to be passing on to your baby. ...Read more

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How long I can still take cerrazette pill (opp suitable for breast feeding mothers) and now I stopped breast feeding 3months ago?

Minipill use: It is preferred if you use a Progesterone only minipill for contraception that you are breast feeding every 2-4 hours to maintain its effectiveness. If not, then switch to a combination ocp for best protection frm pregnancy if you are able to use this. If you cannot use a combination ocp, then the Progesterone only pill is ok combined with backup contraception such as condoms. ...Read more

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I had my period almost two weeks ago and now I'm spotting. I had a baby 177 days (5mo4wks) ago and I take "mini" pill and I'm breast feeding. Normal?

I had my period almost two weeks ago and now I'm spotting. I had a baby 177 days (5mo4wks) ago and I take "mini" pill and I'm breast feeding. Normal?

Breakthru bleeding: Between periods, and other type of menstrual irregularity, is very common with the "mini" pill and should not be reason for concern. This may change as you continue to take the mini pill. It is important to be as consistent as possible in taking the mini pill at the same time every day to ensure maximum protection from pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex two days after ovulation, since am breast feeding I didn't take any after pills, how can I prevent possibilities of pregnancy?

I had unprotected sex two days after ovulation, since am breast feeding I didn't take any after pills, how can I prevent possibilities of pregnancy?

Nothing: There is nothing you can do a this point to prevent the pregnancy. There are contraceptive methods breastfeeding moms can utilize, but it is too late for that with this incident. How do you know you were ovulating, as this is usually quite irregular during nursing? The only way to guarantee no pregnancy would have been abstaining around ovulation. Now you just have to wait and see... ...Read more

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I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?

I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?

Veggie-rich, consider: I recommend a diet rich in organic fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds, esp. Green veggies that are rich in magnesium. Avoid GMO foods- see http://bit. Ly/19XAX7E
Continue your prenatal vit.
PLEASE consider breastfeeding- even only a few weeks protects your baby from many serious illnesses & has life-long health benefits- if you love your baby give it this irreplaceable gift! See
http://bit. Ly/1lceHGV ...Read more

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Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Absoutely!: Your system will do everything to give the best to your newborn. If you are not getting enough of all the different vitamins in your diet, it will steal them out of your tissues and bones to get some for the baby. It is difficult to get everything you need at this point just from your diet, so a vitamin is a must so you don't long-term weaken your body and bones. Take to boost both you and baby! ...Read more

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What happens if take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

What happens if take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

Breast Growth Pills: I know of no FDA approved pills specifically given for breast enlargment. It is true that in many women birth control pills do cause endlargment of your breasts. See the advice of your OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breasts to swell when on birth control pills?

How long does it take for breasts to swell when on birth control pills?

Within a few days: Your breasts will respond to the estrogen-like component of your birth control pills within 24 hours to a few days. You may experience tenderness, swelling, or even some clear nipple discharge -- all of this is normal. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

Varies 1-2 months.: Those that do decrease in size, often vary.
Could be a month or more and depending on the length and type of BCP. ...Read more

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Will taking of birth control pills increase my risk of having a benign breast tumor again? I had 1 excised last week. Its my 1st time to take the pill

Will taking of birth control pills increase my risk of having a benign breast tumor again? I had 1 excised last week. Its my 1st time to take the pill

See below: It is difficult to predict the course in an individual patient. You may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/hormones/oral-contraceptives-fact-sheet
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What what kind of program should I be to prevent breast cancer other than take birth control pills?

What what kind of program should I be to prevent breast cancer other than take birth control pills?

No: Oral contraception doesn't cause cancer. Some breast cancers have receptors to estrogen and Progesterone so ocp should not be used only if the patient has a hx for breast cancer. Hope the info helps. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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