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Mother Taking Birth Control Pills
Yes: Not all breast cancers are hereditary or with receptors to hormones. Because you are younger, the risk is smaller. But keep in mind, your risk for breast ca is higher than the population. My suggestion is cont with the pill but do monthly self breast checks and do your mammogram every 2 yrs if the history is birads 1 or 2. ...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
Does having an anovulatory cycle for many months mean I'm infertile? Can this be resolved with birth control pills? Will I ever be a mother after this
Yes: You should be able to at any Planned Parenthood clinic. ...Read more
Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic
Not due to BCPs: Hi. No, constant thirst is not a side effect of BCPs. Diabetes is certainly a possibility, although likely not related to your great granny. Are you urinating a lot? Are you overweight? If you're not overweight, remember there's a bump in type 1 diabetes in the 30's; if you're diabetic, it could be type 1 or type 2 depending on several variables. It's easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
No.: Even "aphrodisiacs" are safe! have to be careful with other medications though. Your prescribing physician should always know your complete list of medications. ...Read more
Usually not: Taking birth control pills will not change your fertility once you stop them. You'll remain as fertile as before & if you've never had children, this is still unknown. Take extra Folic Acid if trying to conceive, see your doc if you have concerns. & oh yeah, stop your pills if you're trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?
Haven't seen them: Haven't seen women's birth control pills without hormones. Can you post another question, and include the name or the pills? Perhaps you are referring to mini-pills that contain one instead of two hormones? ...Read more
No: These are not birth control pills.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, likely another cause (muscular, facet, disc, sacroiliac joint, or other structure is causing this). ...Read more
Yes: No method of birth control is 100% effective. When taken properly birth control pills are quite effective but there are always failures.. ...Read more
NO: Chaste Tree Berry should not be taken together with birth control pills. Both effect hormonal levels, and should not be taken together. ...Read more
Yes, esp if a smoker:
Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here:
(full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more
Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more
You bet!: That is the job of the contraceptive pill, by definition when taken daily and as directed. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can. It is recommended to have atleast 4 periods /year. ...Read more
Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more
Possibly enlarge: a hepatic hemangioma, but a hemangioma is a collection of abnormal blood vessels and thought to be congenital but may grow under the influence of hormones. Long term BCP have been associated with benign hepatic adenomas. If birth control is still needed, then estrogen free methods would be appropriate. ...Read more
While taking birth control pills, is it safe to skip the placebo pill week and just start the next pack?
I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again. When should I start taking birth control pills?
Now: If you just started your period, you can go ahead and start your birth control pills now. Condoms are usually recommended for the first two weeks of use. ...Read more
I stopped taking birth control pills to conceive and I have been having really bad pain. Could u be pregnant?
Could be serious: Anytime you have "really bad pain" you should consider seeing a health professional, as many problems can cause it. If you think you may be pregnant and in severe pain, some serious problem could be happening, such as an ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage. To know, someone should do a good history and exam so you can get a better answer. ...Read more
Can taking birth control pills while on depo-provera cancel out the Depo-Provera shot where it doesn't work anymore?
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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