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Doctor insights on: Ivf Schedule With Birth Control Pills

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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. Ana Adelstein
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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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I started taken birth control pills 51814 and it lasted 9 days very light mostly brown. I was scheduled for af 6/13/14 I havent gotten it what do?

Spotting: You are probably having breakthrough bleeding. Do not stop your pills. This nuisance should cease by the 2nd or 3rd pack. If not, may need a different pill, assuming you want to continue the pills. ...Read more

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Can I change the time I take my birth control pills? I was taking them@ 7:30pm for a long time. Now I take them at 8:30pm because of my work schedule

Can I change the time I take my birth control pills? I was taking them@ 7:30pm for a long time. Now I take them at 8:30pm because of my work schedule

Sure: Since it's only one hour difference then it will be fine no matter what kind of birth control pill you are taking. In general you want to take progestin only pills ("Mini-Pill", Micronor) within an hour of the same time each day. You have about a 6 hour window for combined contraceptives that contain estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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