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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
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
Yes: You should be able to at any Planned Parenthood clinic. ...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
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
How long after u start taking birth control pills do they work...Started taking them 4days ago and bf came inside me today?
7 days: Typically 7 days, though of course you'd have to be ovulating in order to get pregnant, so its' possible that you didn't ovulate and the 4 days of usage was good enough protection. Likelihood is that you didn't get pregnant, but 7 days is recommended. You can always take a pregnancy test at the end of the pack, but chances are very low you're pregnant. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take them regularly: The BCPs only work if you take them. Often when starting women can forget a pill and that can lead to a whole series of challenges. Best to associate taking the pill with something that you do without fail every day, (like brushing your teeth). Put a rubber band around the BCP pack and your toothbrush, so whenever you brush your teeth, (at night), you will take that day's pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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