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I have been taking my current contraceptive pill(mercilon) for 10 days now and yesterday I began bleeding. This has never happened before.

I have been taking my current contraceptive pill(mercilon) for 10 days now and yesterday I began bleeding. This has never happened before.

Breakthrough bleed: this is not uncommon with oral contraceptives, usually due to hormonal influences. Continue taking you BC pills wheter you are bleeding or not. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Im taking my pills correctly everyday, a few days ago i had a stomach flu and 2 days of diarrhea. Does that affect my contraceptive pill? (mercilon)

Im taking my pills correctly everyday, a few days ago i had a stomach flu and 2 days of diarrhea. Does that affect my contraceptive pill? (mercilon)

Likely not: Diarrhea is less likely to cause less absorption of your pill and therefor make the pill being less effective. Throwing up within several hours of taking your pill is more likely to affect your pill's effectiveness. If that were to happen it would be prudent to use a backup method the remainder of the pill pack. ...Read more

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Does diarrhea affects the contraceptive pills (mercilon) less effective?

Does diarrhea affects the contraceptive pills (mercilon) less effective?

It should not. : Contraceptive pills are now design to dissolve and be effective, even with diarrhea illness. Now other meds (antibiotics) can render birth control ineffective, so to answer your question, quite simply you should be protected with the pill despite your diarrhea. ...Read more

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Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Not a gynecologist,: But would continue until your gyn says it's time to stop pills! ...Read more

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Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Yes: Yes, when patient are presenting h. Blood pressure using contraceptive have normally to be change , and or discontinue. Your physician discard others possibilities and make the decision and new recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I do when i mess up my contraceptive pill?

What can I do when i mess up my contraceptive pill?

Use backup: Would use backup protection until you are consistently taking contraceptive pills. ...Read more

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What will happen if I took the wrong contraceptive pill?

What will happen if I took the wrong contraceptive pill?

Depends on which one: If you have a typical 28 pill pack, the last 7 are placebos (no hormone). If you took that one, the effect would be the same as skipping a pill during the month. It is was one of the pills from the first 21 days, likely you will have no effect. In general with most pills if you skip more than one pill per cycle pack, you risk of pregnancy increases. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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