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If you have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed and the very next day you start the birth control pill will you be safe?

If you have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) removed and the very next day you start the birth control pill will you be safe?

Not necessarily: Mirena (levonorgestrel) and birth control pills work in different ways. Whether you would be safe would depend on what day of your menstrual month you had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. Since many women on Mirena (levonorgestrel) don't have periods, its hard to know where you are. I wouldn't count on being protected but would plan to use a back-up method until you have a period.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I am a woman of 40 years who had the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for 8 years. I removed the mirena (levonorgestrel) and want to use a birth control pill. Which pill will be best?

I am a woman of 40 years who had the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for 8 years.  I removed the mirena (levonorgestrel) and want to use a birth control pill. Which pill will be best?

Talk to Gyn : Depends on many factors. Are you purchasing them in qatar? Do you want something with similar side effects to mirena (levonorgestrel)? Do you smoke, have high blood pressure, migraines or any other medical problems? Reply and i would be happy to discuss.

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Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 3 weeks ago.The bleeding is wreaking havoc on my life. Can a birth control pill be used in conjunction to temp stop bleeding?

Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 3 weeks ago.The bleeding is wreaking havoc on my life. Can a birth control pill be used in conjunction to temp stop bleeding?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can temporarily cause some irregular bleeding, but in the long term it usually improves bleeding overall. Temporary use of birth control pills to control bleeding can be effective, check with your doctor.

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I took my birth control pill for 22 days and on the 22nd day i had my IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted, when can I have sex?

I took my birth control pill for 22 days and on the 22nd day i had my IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted, when can I have sex?

Anytime: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is effective immediatly. You can have intercourse whenever you are ready. I would, however, suggest finishing the pack of birth control pills. This will help you avoid bleeding in the middle of the month from stopping them at the wrong time.

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What to do if i had my birth control pill for 21 days and on the 21st day i had my IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted, when can I have sex?

What to do if i had my birth control pill for 21 days and on the 21st day i had my IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted, when can I have sex?

Within 24 hours: Mirena will provide immediate protection against pregnancy if the system is fitted as recommended within seven days of the beginning of your period. However it is best to wait at least 24 hours before having sexual intercourse. Mirena will affect your periods.

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I had diarrhea three times in a 24 hour timespan, should l take another birth control pill?

I had diarrhea three times in a 24 hour timespan, should l take another birth control pill?

Not necessary: If you are concerned, use a back up method for contraception, such as a condom. If your diarrhea persists, see a Provider and check that out.

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Is birth control pill bad for you?

Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy.

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Whatis the best birth control pill?

Whatis the best birth control pill?

Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance coverage.

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Which is the best birth control pill?

Which is the best birth control pill?

IUD/Implants > Pills: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized

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What is the best birth control. Pill?

The one you use : The best birth control method is the one you will use consistently and correctly. That is going to depend on the person. For some it is the pill, the patch or nuvaring. For others the depoprovera shot. Many like nexplanon, paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel). Condoms and spermicide are an option. Research your options and choose what is right for you. Avoid pregnancy until you are ready.

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When should you go on a birth control pill?

Birth control Basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454

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Describe the aspects of birth control pill usage.?

Hormonal Methods: Typically, the levels of sex hormones in a female rise and fall in a cyclic pattern. This is what causes a woman's cycle and controls ovulation. Common birth control methods such as the pill or patch that use hormonal regulation give a constant amount of hormones. This keeps the levels high and prevents the natural cyclic pattern therefore preventing ovulation.

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What happens if i abruptly stop the birth control pill?

What happens if i abruptly stop the birth control pill?

Yes if u need to: Always better to wait till the end of the pack , if u stop in the middle u will most likely get a withdrawl period, but u should speak with your gyn and if u are 44 and do not want children u should get an in office essure tubal that I do on my pts, easy safe takes 5 minutes, no cutting , miss 1/2 day of work.

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What are the proven advantages of the birth control pill?

What are the proven advantages of the birth control pill?

Many benefits to bcp: The birth control pill has many benefits. It prevents pregnancy, but also helps the period to be regular, lighter and less painful. For some women it can improve pms and can improve breast lumpiness, though in a few women it can make pms worse or cause mood swings. Women who stay on the pill longer than 5 years have a lifetime decrease in risk of ovarian and uterine cancer by up to 50%.

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Is there a male birth control pill?

Is there a male birth control pill?

No: They are still being investigated but not currently available.

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What happens if you miss birth control pill?

What happens if you miss birth control pill?

Which did you miss?: While it is very important to take the pills daily and at the same time every day, many people slip up every once in a while. And, most of the time, it's not such a big deal. You should take the missed pill as soon as you realize you missed it. Even if that means taking 2 pills at once. Look at your package information for detailed information about how to make up for missing more than one pill.

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What happens if I skip a birth control pill?

What happens if I skip a birth control pill?

Oral contraceptive.: Missing one pill in a month will not significantly impact effectiveness - but if you miss more than that - it will progressively reduce effectiveness.

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