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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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Will having loose watery stool because of a laxative effect my birth control pill?

NO: Actually BC pills do NOT have a laxative effect unless you are allergic or intolerant to the active ingredients. Call your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Does taking detox tea (bootea detox) affect my nexplanon birth control. The night tea has laxative the day time doesn't.?

Does taking detox tea (bootea detox) affect my nexplanon birth control. The night tea has laxative the day time doesn't.?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suspect that this detox tea would impact the Nexplanon birth control. Of note there is also no scientific evidence that this detox tea would actually do what it claims or be useful. Save your money. ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Likely to interfere: I am not sure any studies have been done to actually confirm the effect of bowel prep on BCP, but anything that significantly alters the diet or digestion, including antibiotics, have been known to interfere with absorption of the pill. Other variables include the timing of the cycle, etc. I recommend back up protection for the remainder of the month. ...Read more

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Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Withdrawal: Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant weight gain. Other issues are thyroid dysfunction. Sometimes the estrogen in oral contraceptives can cause nausea and now you may be relieved of this nausea.

Losing insurance should not prevent you from obtaining contraception. Wal-mart has very cheap birth control as does planned parenthood and neighborhood health clinics. The clinics can also evaluate for thyroid dysfunction. I would suggest that you check out one near you. ...Read more

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Birth control, help!?

Birth control, help!?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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How safe is birth control?

How safe is birth control?

Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more

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How good is birth control?

How good is birth control?

>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much is birth control?

How much is birth control?

Depends: This depends on where you live and what kind of birth control you want. The cheapest method I know of is to use a brand of pills called sprintec. It is $12 for 3 packs at any walmart or kroger. ...Read more

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Is birth control dangerous?

It all depends: Different birth control methods have different safety profiles. It depends on a individual woman's medical circumstances. ...Read more

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How good is my birth control?

How good is my birth control?

Discuss with doctor: Effectiveness of birth control varies depending on the method type and use by the patient. Permanent sterilization, implants, iuds are among the most effective (99% with perfect use) while pills, patches, and injections are not as effective but still reliably prevent pregnancy (94-98%). A woman's knowledge of proper timing and administration should be from extensive counseling by her doctor. ...Read more

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Is expired birth control safe?

Is expired birth control safe?

Define "safe": Taking it will likely not lead to any toxic reaction. It won't kill you. The expiration date is the end of its useful life, or the date beyond which the hormones contained in the pills weaken to the point they cannot work. If you try to use this for birth control, I would be sure to use backup at the same time. ...Read more

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Switching birth control - help?

Switching birth control - help?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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I have a birth control question?

I have a birth control question?

YES--ask away: Using birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy and to plan carefully for when you want a pregnancy is a healthy choice. Hormonal birth control is typically safer than pregnancy for most women. The most effective contraceptive methods are call larc--long-acting reversible contraceptives, and include iuds and an implant beneath the skin. Iuds are good for 5 or 10 years and the implant for 3. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Laxative (Definition)

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