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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to use birth control pills like celest for over a year ? does it caus breast cancer or any serious side effects ?
Would it be safe for a teen to use birth control pills and skip placebos every other month, to get less periods?
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
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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