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Is it actually ok for a girl to be taking birth control pills if her mother had breast cancer?

Is it actually ok for a girl to be taking birth control pills if her mother had breast cancer?

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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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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

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

Deep breath: missed period(s) does not = infertile

How did you know you did not ovulate? Missed period? Tracking with home kit?

Birth control can help regulate periods depending on the cause of not having regular periods.

Take care :) ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow the directions on the label
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Take all doses as directed; don't stop when you feel better
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic

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

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Taking Statins (Checklist)

Consider nighttime dosing to decrease effects of cramping during day
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Get routine labs to monitor your progress and eat well, too!
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When should someone start taking birth control pills?

When should someone start taking birth control pills?

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

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What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

If you are on an: Emotional roller coaster then you may not be on the optimum oral contraceptive or strength - please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Are there any specific foods I should avoid while taking birth control pills?

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

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What would happen if you stopped taking birth control pills mid pack?

What would happen if you stopped taking birth control pills mid pack?

Likely early period: It's likely that you will have some bleeding==or an early period. It's not otherwise harmful, but you should expect bleeding. If you still need birth control, you should switch to another method rather than just stopping. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone who becomes pregnant continues taking birth control pills?

What would happen if someone who becomes pregnant continues taking birth control pills?

BCP's: One 2009 study suggested an increased risk for early delivery or low birth weight but according to roger harms md of mayo clinic– this generally has not born out clinically. . It is recommended to stop taking oral contraceptives if you find you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that I have difficulty to conceive from taking birth control pills?

Is there a possibility that I have difficulty to conceive from taking birth control pills?

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

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What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

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

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Is lower back pain normal on taking birth control pills?

Is lower back pain normal on taking birth control pills?

No: No, likely another cause (muscular, facet, disc, sacroiliac joint, or other structure is causing this). ...Read more

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Docs, when taking birth control pills can pregnancy occur?

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

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Can you use Chaste Tree Berry supplement while taking birth control pills?

Can you use Chaste Tree Berry supplement while taking birth control pills?

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

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Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

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:
http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html

(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

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Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

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

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Do you think I should stop taking birth control pills while I have a yeast infection?

Do you think I should stop taking birth control pills while I have a yeast infection?

BC & yeast: Please discuss this with your gynecologist. Taking certain birth control pills may promote yeast infections in some women (via hormone effect). You and your physician can review which oral contraceptive you are on to ensure it is the best choice for you. ...Read more

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How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

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

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Can taking birth control pills consecutively for more than 10 years cause liver hemangioma?

Can taking birth control pills consecutively for more than 10 years cause liver hemangioma?

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

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Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon also inhibit ovulation, but there is no strong evidence regarding functional cyst formation/prevention. ...Read more

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While taking birth control pills, is it safe to skip the placebo pill week and just start the next pack?

While taking birth control pills, is it safe to skip the placebo pill week and just start the next pack?

Medication regimen: Yes you may skip the placebo pill pack. The purpose of the placebo pills are to keep the habit consistent for taking the pills daily and hence reduce error of skipping the hormonal medication. ...Read more

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I had a baby 2 months ago and just started my period again. When should I start taking birth control pills?

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

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I stopped taking birth control pills to conceive and I have been having really bad pain. Could u be pregnant?

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

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Can taking birth control pills while on depo-provera cancel out the Depo-Provera shot where it doesn't work anymore?

Can taking birth control pills while on depo-provera cancel out the Depo-Provera shot where it doesn't work anymore?

Can take both: Sometimes we give women birth control pills to try to get rid of annoying abnormal bleeding patterns on depo-provera. Taking both will not cancel out. Change of pregnancy will be very close to zero. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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