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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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What are the differences between low estrogen birth control and a high estrogen birth control?

What are the differences between low estrogen birth control and a high estrogen birth control?

BCP: Not certain how to answer this. One had low and the other higher levels. Difference is in side effects and risk of blood clots. I would go to drug.com and compare the ones you are reading about and discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

Less side effect: Some drs. Believe that despite "low estrogen" dosis is suppose to reduce the risk of side effects but also augments the number of ovulations. All birth control pills, patches, rings, injections produce the changes of a pregnancy in a woman but the majority of the time without a baby & still c a minimal chance of conceiving but aborting when the fetus can not get attached to the uterine lining. ...Read more

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Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Yes.: Magnesium can be helpful as a migraine preventative medication, reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines. Also be aware that in some women, estrogen-containing birth control pills can cause or worsen migraines. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking low estrogen birth control pills as suppose to regular ones?

Are there any benefits to taking low estrogen birth control pills as suppose to regular ones?

Side effects: The higher the estrogen the higher the riskd of blood clots, migranes, varicose veins, and breast pains. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to grow after quitting low-estrogen birth control pills?

Is it normal for my breasts to grow after quitting low-estrogen birth control pills?

At your age: Some further breast growth is still possible until puberty is finally completed. Also, breast size can increase with weight gain. There are also other, less common, causes. If you have questions, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I am almost 26. How can I naturally boost low estrogen? All birth control makes me jittery, sensitive, it does wonders for my body however.

I am almost 26. How can I naturally boost low estrogen? All birth control makes me jittery, sensitive, it does wonders for my body however.

Bioidentical: There is such a thing as bioidentical hormone pellets. I do not claim to be any type of expert on these. http://www.biotemedical.com/ for more information. ...Read more

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14, on low estrogen pill birth control, have my period when i shouldn't. Bad history of period problems in family. Is this normal?

14, on low estrogen pill birth control, have my period when i shouldn't. Bad history of period problems in family. Is this  normal?

Not normal on BCP: It is not normal to have irregular periods when you are on birth control pills.You should see your gynecologist and discuss with him/her and may need to change your pill if you have been taking as recommended. ...Read more

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I have elevated dhea levels (345) and low estrogen, I am 31 years old and do not have any tumors. Could birth control help balance this out?

I have elevated dhea levels (345) and low estrogen, I am 31 years old and do not have any tumors. Could birth control help balance this out?

If you mean DHEAS: your level is normal. Why are you taking DHEA? It's metabolized to either cortisone, estrogen or testosterone and you can't control which one. Also, most of the DHEA pills don't really have much DHEA in them. You haven't provided enough facts to really tell you anything, Birth control isn't really used to "balance" anything WHy are you on estrogen and also BCP's? Talk w/your doctor, ...Read more

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32 yr old female, low estrogen levels. Dr wants to stop estrave and start birth control to supplement. Which birth control brand would be best?

32 yr old female, low estrogen levels. Dr wants to stop estrave and start birth control to supplement. Which birth control brand would be best?

Many brands: There are many different BCPs which have different amounts of estrogens and progesterones in them. You and your doc may have to try several before you get the one that is right for you. They all work. It is the varying side effects that have to be managed. ...Read more

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How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

need diagnosis: First, you need to find out why you are not having peroids. It could be due to a problem with your pituitary gland or your ovaries. Once the cause is known, then the treatment will be known. See a gynecologist or and endocrinologist for testing. ...Read more

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What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?

What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?

Depends: If you have an intact uterus then I would use a birth control pill as it provides both the estrogen and progesterone you need to prevent pregnancy and endometrial hyperplasia. If you have had a hysterectomy than both premarin (conjugated estrogens) and estradiol (estrace) would be fine. The estrogen in birth control by the way is estradiol as well. Birth control also lowers ovarian cancer risk (combined pills only) ...Read more

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Have low estrogen and haven't started period. Doctor said start birth control & hormones. What would happen if I don't take them or take them later?

Have low estrogen and haven't started period. Doctor said start birth control & hormones. What would happen if I don't take them or take them later?

Primary amenorrhea: Hi. You have a condition called primary amenorrhea. Have you had normal breast development? There are many potential causes of primary amenorrhea. Birth control pills will give you periods for most causes of primary amenorrhea, but don't address any underlying problems. You need to talk with your doctor about a referral to a gynecologist or endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus is very unhelpful.

Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus  is very unhelpful.

Hmmm...: Short answer is yes: there are low-estrogen oral contraceptives. Not sure you'd want to do that, though. First, the ovarian cysts can only be controlled if ovulation is stopped, and this requires taking estrogen to inhibit pituitary FSH release. Without estrogen the cysts might rage out of control. This estrogen must (I believe) be balanced with progesterone and testosterone, EVEN in PCOS patients ...Read more

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How can birth control decrease estrogen?

Generally: Bcp's contain estrogen, at much higher than normal levels. Other methods of birth control don't affect estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What birth control has the most estrogen ?

What birth control has the most estrogen ?

Norinyl, Zovia: In the interest of safety, modern oral contraceptives have much less estrogen. This carries a different set of problems like breakthrough bleeds, low libido. ...Read more

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Are there high estrogen levels in birth control?

Are there high estrogen levels in birth control?

Depends what type u : Want to use, at your age i would start u on if you wnaned the pill loloestrin, it is the lowest one , only 10 mcg estrogen so it would be the safest combination pill at your age. ...Read more

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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


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more