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Mercilon Contraceptive Pill
Just be cautious: combined birth control pills for ladies above 35 years has to taken with caution, and contraindicated if any risk factor as hypertension, history of thromboembolism, obesity, etc.. at any age. Confer with your doctor and keep a regular follow up, there are different alternatives for birth control that would suit every person, best wishes ...Read more
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
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
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)
Use backup: Would use backup protection until you are consistently taking contraceptive pills. ...Read more
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