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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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Anything positive about low-ogestrel birth control?

Anything positive about low-ogestrel birth control?

Maybe: Occasionally, there may be fewer side effects with a "low" estrogen birth control - such as weight effect, or period control or other symptoms... That is all - just different side effects - same efficacy for preventing births.... ...Read more

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I am on low ogestrel birth control. I have been bleeding for over 20 days. Please help me?

I  am on low ogestrel birth control. I have been bleeding for over 20 days. Please help me?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Will the diet pill cts 360 decrease the effectiveness of my low-ogestrel birth control?

Will the diet pill cts 360 decrease the effectiveness of my low-ogestrel birth control?

No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more

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I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. Theres 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. Theres 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

No studies: I can find no studies which show that Synephrine impacts birth control but buyer beware. These over the counter supplements are not FDA regulated so you never know exactly what you are putting in your body. A healthy diet and a good exercise plan are better than consuming most of these unregulated supplements ...Read more

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Anybody gained weight or got acne on low-ogestrel birth control?

Anybody gained weight or got acne on low-ogestrel birth control?

BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: Birth control pills are hormones and can cause weight gain if taken in an empty stomach. It should be taken after a heavy meal. Acne is one of the side effects of hormone intake. ...Read more

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Anybody gained weight or got acne while on low-ogestrel birth control?

Anybody gained weight or got acne while on low-ogestrel birth control?

WEIGHT GAIN: Bcp is a hormone and it can cause weight gain especially if taken in an empty stomach or breakfast.It should be taken after a heavy meal. Acne is also increase due to hormone intake. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pcos. Will low-ogestrel birth control make current hair loss worse since it's high androgen activity? Scared to take the new pill.

Diagnosed with pcos. Will low-ogestrel birth control make current hair loss worse since it's high androgen activity? Scared to take the new pill.

No: No birth control pill causes hair loss. If you don't want to take the pill you should discuss with your doctor; he/she can answer your concerns and prescribe differently (or not.) No hair loss either way, good wishes. ...Read more

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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...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