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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I have had unprotected sex and wondering if I can take the combined pill microgynon 30 as an emergency contraceptive pill?

I have had unprotected sex and wondering if I can take the combined pill microgynon 30 as an emergency contraceptive pill?

Emergency contracept: In theory yes - since they both contain 150micrograms of Levonorgestrel with the microgynon also containing 30 mcg of ethynil estradiol. However, the side effect profile will be different than Plan B since there is the estradiol component. In a pinch you could use the microgynon but I know of no studies showing the efficacy. You need to use it before 72 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking the Microgynon contraceptive pill, if I took the Fat Metaboliser pill from Holland and Barrett, will one affect the other?

I'm taking the Microgynon contraceptive pill, if I took the Fat Metaboliser pill from Holland and Barrett, will one affect the other?

Drug interaction: This has not been studied. See your obgyn to figure out a weight loss plan that will not interfere with your pill. ...Read more

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I took my microgynon contraceptive pill but i was sick an hour later, i didn't take my next pill for another 24 hours as usual. Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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If I'm taking the Microgynon contraceptive pill, is it okay if I took the Fat Metaboliser Diet Pill from Holland and Barrett along with it?

If I'm taking the Microgynon contraceptive pill, is it okay if I took the Fat Metaboliser Diet Pill from Holland and Barrett along with it?

Diet pills: I don't recommend diet pills. I do recommend better nutrition and increased exercise. By increasing fiber in your diet and decreasing fat and simple sugars work wonders, and is better for you. The fiber can curb your appetite. Diet pills may have severe side effects, plus when you stop them and your behavior has not changed, you will be right back where you started. ...Read more

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Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Will taking nitrofurantoin interfere with microgynon contraceptive pill - will it increase the chances of pregnancy? Thanks!

Minimally: It is recommended to use extra protection (condoms for example) when on any antibiotics as the effectiveness of the birth control can be minimally effected, but even "minimally" can cause pregnancy in some people. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with microgynon 30 birth control pills?

Can you give me suggestions with microgynon 30 birth control pills?

Remind yourself: Put an alarm on your phone or tape the pack to the bathroom mirror to remind yourself to take them. They only work as well as you remember to take them. Good luck. Reply if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Pau d'Arco and birth control pills at the same time? (Specifically Microgynon 30)

Is it okay to take Pau d'Arco and birth control pills at the same time? (Specifically Microgynon 30)

No problem: Pau d'Arco is a supplement rather than a drug and shouldn't have any effect on your birth control. Make sure you take your birth control at the same time everyday and don't skip any pills. ...Read more

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If i'm on the microgynon birth control pills will it cause me to have off and on bleeding?

Irregular pill bleed: This pill has the same hormone dose in each pill, 30 mcg of the estrogen, so usually this recipe does not have a lot of irregular bleeding if you are taking it regularly for 21 days with a 7 day period week. Except in the first few months, when it is common to have some irregular bleeding. After that if you get new irregular bleeding, you should check for infection, pregnancy, medication problems. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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