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Can you please describe the birth control side effects?

Can you please describe the birth control side effects?

Potential side: Effects depend on which type of birth control method you are using. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. ...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


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I am very curious about birth control side effects. Are they worth it?

I am very curious about birth control side effects. Are they worth it?

Most have none: Most women have no side effects, with the benefit of no pregnancy; risks of side effects are less than in pregnancy. In the 1st few mos irregular bleeding can occur that gets better over time. Others include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. 1 serious potential risk, altho rare, is a blood clot in your leg or traveling to your lungs, again, less likely than in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Clots vs. Pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis (clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots. That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...Read more

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Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Birth control; side effects vs diaphragm?

Side effects: I assume that you mean bcp's compared to a diaphragm. Bcp side effects are related to the hormones that they contain. The side effects of a diaphragm can include allergy to the contraceptive jell and pregnancy do to either misplacement or forgetting to insert it. ...Read more

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Birth control -- side effects and a way to skip period and when should it start working?

Birth control -- side effects and a way to skip period and when should it start working?

Minimal side effects: Most common is breaktrhu bleeding. Some people have nauswea hen starting. Very slight increased risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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My mom wants me to go on birth control. Side effects? I have a phobia of needlesWhat exams/tests will happenIm a virgin. Does it matter if I have sex?

My mom wants me to go on birth control. Side effects? I have a phobia of needlesWhat exams/tests will happenIm a virgin. Does it matter if I have sex?

Birth Control: Why does your Mom want you to go on birth control? Did you explain to her that you are a virgin and prefer not to? There are significant side effects and risks which you need not take unless there is a good reason to. ...Read more

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Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

An older pill: I do not ahve any of my patients on that pill anymore. Side efefcts from any pill, could be break through bleeding, irregular bleeding, weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, . Less common ones are blood clot heart attacck, stroke. No periods can also happen. Headaches. For most young people the benefits far out weigh the risks. My favorite pill is a low dose on loloestrin and loestrin. ...Read more

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Common side effects of birth control?

Common side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are birth control bill side effects?

What are birth control bill side effects?

That should be: A discussion u have with the doc who prescibes the pill for u you can go to many web sites and read about possible side effects, many women have no side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects about going off birth control?

Side effects about going off birth control?

Pregnancy: Birth control pills are out of your system within 7 days. There are no side effects of stopping them. You will just go back to your own body's natural hormone production. Use condoms or start a different method if you are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of birth control?

What are the side effects of birth control?

Possible side effect: Include: breast swelling, nausea, headaches, moodiness, weight changes - but these are usually mild and often go away after time. Some positive side effects can be: less acne, less ovarian cysts, less menstrual pain, lighter, very predictable periods. The risks (which are pretty rare) are: blood clots in legs/lungs; increased risk of strokes/heart attacks in high risk patients. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of birth control?

What are some side effects of birth control?

Several: The most serious risks are clots in the veins or stroke in patients with migraines with aura. Side effects can include break-through bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood swings, change in libido, or weight gain. Fortunately, both risks and side effects are rare with modern birth control pills and many side effects can be avoided by changing to a different pill. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking birth control?

What are the side effects of taking birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the birth control shot?

What are the side effects of the birth control shot?

Birth control: Mild mood changes depending on the type of hormone combination used & doses. ...Read more

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What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

Side effects of BCP: The most severe side effects are do to the estrogenic component which causes increased coagulation of the blood and can result in a thrombus (clott) or an embolus (breaking loose of a clot). ...Read more

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Are there any birth control with fewer side effects?

Are there any birth control with fewer side effects?

Fewer than what?: It would be helpful to know what you are on now. Can you ask the question again with this information? Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

Blood clots: Most birth control is expected to have some very mild side effects such as acne or mild irritability but the more concerning very rare side effect is the possibility of increased coagulability which can lead to the development of a blood clot in the legs, called a dvt. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of stopping birth control?

Biggest risk: preg: Fertility returns quickly after you stop birth control, so if you don't want to be pregnant, don't have a gap between birth control methods. For some methods, such as the shot, periods may be slightly delayed after stopping. ...Read more

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What are typical side effects that come with birth control?

Side effects: These can vary from patient to patient. Some feel nothing while others will have symptoms of breast tenderness and pregnancy symptoms. Usually these symptoms go away after continued use. ...Read more

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What are normal side effects of coming off of birth control?

Mostly none: Most women go back to regular periods right away, but for some, the period may be slightly delayed. If you want to get pregnant, see your doctor if period doesn't come back in 3 months. Also take prenatal vitamins. If you don't want to get pregnant, use another method. ...Read more

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How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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