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Is There A Time Limit On How Long A Female Should Use Birth Control Pill To Control Ovarian Cysts
Is there such thing as overdosing on birth control pills? Should women take a break from the pill after a time period?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Is there a birth control pill or IUD that can permanently fix irregular periods without having to take it indefinitely? Doing a one-time regimen?
Yes, it is possible.: The contraceptive patch contains powerful synthetic Estrogens and progestogens, on purpose distorting the normal physiology of the menstrual cycle, for the desired effect of avoiding gestation. Ovulation is not taking place, the cervical mucus thickens and the uterine lining is thinning out so much, to the point where there is no withdrawal bleeding when you remove the patch. ...Read more
Is it harder on the female body to take 1-2 Plan B pills /month, or take regular birth control pills, from a hormonal perspective?
How long does it take for the hormones from birth control pills to return to normal after years? What are the chances of pregnancy lapsing a month?
What is the best way to use birth control pills as EC/Plan B? Not currently on the pill, but have a few extras from a month or so ago.
Depends of pill: strength: Usually 2 tablets of Nordette AM/PM. Similarly lo- ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) or ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) 2 tab AM/PM) Plan B, $ tablets of most tricyclic pills within 24-36 hrs of intercourse: of course- try condoms, spermicidal foam, jelly, sponges, or diaphragm- see- you can get pregnant or ill without protection.. Get squared away of BC pills- you will need the ...Read more
If i take falmina birth control (consistently within an hour each day) and use condoms, how big of a chance is there to get pregnant?
I just opened a pack of birth control pills with no expiration date. How long is too long? What is a good length of time to throw away birth control?
Pharmacist: I would bring the pack to your pharmacist and he or she can advise you properly. ...Read more
How long should it take for hormonal birth control to help with menorrhagia? I've been on it for a month and sitll bleeding heavily all the time.
Does going on the birth control pill increase breast development, and if so how long would it take?
2 weeks: After being on the pill for 2 weeks you would be protected. ...Read more
Is there a way to shorten my menstrual cycle naturally? Or is birth control a more effective method? I'd like to not use birth control if possible.
Lysteda: You can do that through a number of different birth control methods to manipulate the hormones but there is not a natural way to do it. Would be nice if there was. Lysteda is a non hormonal medication that dramatically shortens the cycle and limits bleeding. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate. ...Read more
Is it likely for a girl to get pregnant on day 7 of their cycle while having sex without a condom, and taking tri sprintec (birth control)?
How many days does it take for the birth control pills to be effective enough to have sex without a barrier or protection.its my first time to take it?
Most wait a month: The pill works by tricking your body into believing you are pregnant so you don't release eggs. Most docs recommend you wait a month before going barrier free, although some pills suggest they work within 2 wks. Given the importance of the issue to you, you can decide which road to follow.If there is even the remotest chance their could be a STD involved, ever, double coverage is always better. ...Read more
Have not missed any birth control pills and consistent with the time i take it each day how likely is it to become pregnant as the only contraceptive?
Unlikely: If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). ...Read more
I'm on birth control and obviously do not want to become pregnant. I know that there is a chance of ovulation while taking the pill. Is there a way ?
?: The chance of you ovulating is only 1% so very unlikely. ...Read more
How important it is to take ocps with spironolactone , if i'm already using alternate method of contraception? Does ocp do long term harm to the body
Varies: If a woman conceives while taking spironolactone - she just needs to stop that medication when she finds out she is pregnant. If you are using birth control already you do not need the pill as well. There is a slight increase in the risk for a DVT while using the pill, otherwise the pill does not do any harm to the body in the short or long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be safe for a teen to use birth control pills and skip placebos every other month, to get less periods?
Is it safe to take two packs of birth control one after the other to not get a period for a month ?
Yes: Birth control can be taken on a continuos basis without problem. You only need to skip the placebo tablets and start a new pack right away. Some women do this a few months in a row and then take the placebo tablets to get a period a few times a year. Talk to your doctor about this. Take care! ...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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