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Doctor insights on: Ivf No Birth Control Pills And Advanced Age

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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Dental problem in IVF hi all, we started our IVF cycle 2 days back with birth control pills. My wife will go on to injections from next to next week. My wife had a wisdom tooth which started giving her pain now and I am not sure on how to proceed. This

Dental problem in IVF hi all, 
we started our IVF cycle 2 days back with birth control pills. My wife will go on to injections from next to next week. My wife had a wisdom tooth which started giving her pain now and I am not sure on how to proceed.

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Generally : Generally speaking it is preferable to avoid illness or additional medication during the ivf cycle. However, medical and dental issues also need to be addressed and resolved to optimize outcomes with ivf. So there is always a balance. I would recommend that you find out from your dentist exactly what they need to do, then speak with your ivf doctor. He or she is also invested in making sure you have the best outcome and can adjust your calendar or protocol if needed. ...Read more

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What age can u start taking birth control pills?

What age can u start taking birth control pills?

After menarche: Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. ...Read more

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What is the average age limit for birth control pills?

What is the average age limit for birth control pills?

Person's or pill's?: They do have expiration dates on the pkging. They are probably good for some time past that date but not guaranteed by company. Your age is another thing. Each girl/woman is different - her doctor should help decide and will resist writing a prescription if they think it's not right for your age. Best! ...Read more

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I'm 38 yrs old. I recently was a Dr. Clinic I asked for some birth control pills. Dr. Told me pills are not recommend after certain age... ?

I'm 38 yrs old.
I recently was a  Dr. Clinic I asked for some birth control pills. Dr. Told me pills are not recommend after certain age... ?

Depends: The pill is safe and effective and considered appropriate for use up to the age of 56, except for smokers. Smokers should not use the pill after the age of 35 due primarily to the increased risk for blood clots. ...Read more

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I have been trying to get pregnant for a year i have had birth control pills n shots before at age 16 n stopped 19 now n im scared i cant get pregnant?

I have been trying to get pregnant for a year i have had birth control pills n shots before at age 16 n stopped 19 now n im scared i cant get pregnant?

Maybe: If your question is about seeking an evaluation for infertility , most would not recommend the time & expense until you've tried for 1-2 yrs. This would include a workup of both you and your partner at a fertility center.A visit to your regular obgyn source would be at whatever point you felt it worthwhile. ...Read more

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What is the legal age in tx to get birth control pills and how do you get them?

What is the legal age in tx to get  birth control pills and how do you get them?

No cut off age: You can get birth control pills as long as you have started having periods. You need to see a doctor and get a prescription because birth control pills can be dangerous for a small nber of women. You can go to a women's health clinic or planned parenthood. ...Read more

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What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

Onset of menses: The short answer is that once a female is menstruating she is capable of conceiving. Now, whether or not a young teenage girl should be on birth control is obviously a whole other discussion. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for my age? I am done having children and would like something long term. I was taking birth control pills.

What is the best birth control for my age? I am done having children and would like something long term. I was taking birth control pills.

Essure: The safest, most effective method with the lowest complication rate is called essure. This is done in the office with no incisions and requires almost no down time. Most patients do not need pain medication after and can resume normal activity. More info on essure here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/13. ...Read more

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Do you believe long term use of birth control pills can affect your ability to conceive or is it just age?

No evidence of this: Anecdotally there are people who claim infertility due to prolonged contraceptive use. I can't say there are any definitive, controlled clinical studies that suggest or confirm this claim. ...Read more

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Hi, i got married in april 2011, since then no pregnancy, my age is 37, my husband age is 45, i had birth control pills 4-5 times in 2010. ?

Get tested!: If a woman is over 35 and has not conceived after six months of regular, unprotected intercourse, she may have a diagnosis of infertility and can consider being tested (both partners need testing since it can be the man, woman, or both). See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, if possible. ...Read more

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What are inexpensive ways (not able to take birth control pills) to stop periods forever or at least slow down blood flow during menstration @ age 43?

What are inexpensive ways (not able to take birth control pills) to stop periods forever or at least slow down blood flow during menstration @ age 43?

Less bleeding: The least expensive way is probably Mirena (levonorgestrel) or depoprovera. You could starve yourself or become a serious athlete instead, as low body fat can lead to less menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age a doctor would prescribe birth control pills (for menstrual cycle reasons)?

Anytime: If the md feels it's needed and the cause of the irregularity identified, then any post menarche(period starting) age is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me taking birth control pills for severe menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis at age 42?

Is it safe for me taking birth control pills for severe menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis at age 42?

Yes and no: Birth control pills to help with endometriosis symptoms have estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is associated with clots in the legs - what is called increasing hypercoagulation. If a person also smokes or has other conditions that increase likelihood of clots, taking pills will really increase the risk. Just being forty however is not necessarily something thatshould prevent taking pills. ...Read more

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My age- 22, I am a female; curious if estrogen contained in birth control pills will increase my breast size?

My age- 22, I am a female; curious if estrogen contained in birth control pills will increase my breast size?

Low dose: Although you may experience mild "temporary" increase in breast size while on BC pills, breast size is determined by female hormone levels and family genetics. ...Read more

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Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Red cervix: Hi HaleyS, a red cervix can be normal. It is not normal if it is associated with swelling or pain. A normal pap, normal std tests, and normal pelvic exam by your doctor should be reassuring. If you have pain(abdominal or pelvic), fevers, or malodorous discharge, see your doctor immediately. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Who can not take birth control pills?

Who can not take birth control pills?

BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures... ...Read more

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Will birth control pills work for men?

Not as well: Studies are ongoing to develop a pill to supress sperm production in men. Preventing one ovulation a month appears to be much easier than preventing the formation of hundreds of millions of sperm cells over the same period. I don't think men are going to be quite as motivated to take the pill every day as women are. ...Read more

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How do you take secure birth control pills?

How do you take secure birth control pills?

Daily administration: Take daily and don't miss any. If you don't want to be pregnant consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're also very safe. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...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