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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'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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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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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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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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