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Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

No: Combining oral contraceptive pills and tobacco use, especially if age is 35 or greater, is not safe. Women need to stop smoking for their own sake and that of their children, present or future. There are many expert answers on tobacco cessation on the site; simply search for them and let me know if we can help support your efforts. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker

What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker

Consider iid: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. Smokers have higher risks with bc pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use birth control pills after using the morning after pill?

Is it safe to use birth control pills after using the morning after pill?

Yes & Recommended : After you've had a withdrawal bleed from map, you can start ocps as instructed by your doc. Take them regularly & you'll not only avoid pregnancy risks, but you'll benefit from lighter, less painful cycles, less menstrual pain, less ovulation discomfort, improvement of any pmdd symptoms, and less acne. Sounds worth it to me. Fertility resumes as soon as you stop them also. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 nortrel birth control pills if that's what the dr prescribed?

Is it safe to take 4 nortrel birth control pills if that's what the dr prescribed?

Confirm with doctor: It would be best to ask the doctor who prescribed that medication for you. Confirm you are taking the medication as directed. Sometimes birth control is prescribed that way for emergency contraception or to stop irregular periods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills if you have a connective tissue disorder?

Is it safe to take birth control pills if you have a connective tissue disorder?

No: It depends on which connective tissue disorder. I ask my patients with lupus to avoid them. The risk is that several ct disorders may be associated with an increased risk of blood clotting. Oral contraceptives increases this risk even more. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for a teen to use birth control pills and skip placebos every other month, to get less periods?

Would it be safe for a teen to use birth control pills and skip placebos every other month,  to get less periods?

Birth Control: if her periods are regular this is generally safe, however, you would want to check with her prescribing doctor who knows her history and medical conditions before you do this . ...Read more

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Is taking birth control pills really dangerous or they are safe to take?

Is taking birth control pills really dangerous or they are safe to take?

Depends: In general birth control pills are a safe drug to take but with all drugs there are side effects and your health history to take into account. Birth control pills are not safe for women with a history of clotting disorders, they are not safe for smokers, they should be used in caution for women with migraine headaches. Talk to your doctor to see if you are safe to take these types of medication. ...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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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