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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Blocks the: Pituitary stimulation of lh and fsh to block ovulation, while keeping the lining of the uterus viable to prevent breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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How to start ocp in mid cycle?

How to start ocp in mid cycle?

Start OCP: You can start birth control pills, patch or Nuva Ring at anytime mid-cycle. Make sure to use a backup method of contraception for the first week because the pill will not be effective for 1 week. You may have some irregular spotting during the first 1-2 months. Only start mid-cycle if you are certain that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How quick do oral contraceptives work?

How quick do oral contraceptives work?

Within a few days: They should start hormonal changes after taking and should be effective within a few days. Please see your doctor before proceeding with the use of oral contraceptives and to discuss the risks further. ...Read more

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What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

Huh?: What's your question? Not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

Very safe: Assuming that one is in good health, doesn't smoke over the age of 35, has no risk of leg/lung clots, the pill is quite safe - even safer than pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often does oral contraceptives fail?Why ?

Rarely: When they do fail it is most commonly due to "operator error", which means the person forgot to take the pill correctly. There are also other uncommon causes for failure. ...Read more

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How do ocps work in treating primary dysmenorrhoea?

How do ocps work in treating primary dysmenorrhoea?

Regulate: Ocps regulate your cycles preventing sudden drastic changes in the hormonal levels in your body. When you take a pill it has a certain amount of hormone that doesn't change day to day and that helps your body get adjusted and be more regular. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral contraceptives?

What is the difference between oral contraceptives?

Varies: Different components, hormones, and strengths. Your doctor will choose which is best for you. ...Read more

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Are Continuous Cycle Oral Contraceptives dangerous ?

Are Continuous Cycle Oral Contraceptives dangerous ?

No more than cyclic : Taking OC's continuously poses no more danger than taking them in a cyclic fashion. Most women eventually have some irregular bleeding when they use them continuously. I recommend taking a 4 day break every 3-4 months at a convenient time to try to prevent this. The OC's must be monophasic- all the same dose. They must be taken continuously for at least 21 days- then they can be stopped anytime. ...Read more

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Oral contraceptives. How many years can I take them?

Oral contraceptives. How many years can I take them?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills can be taken as long as you have risk of getting pregnant.But as you get older your risk og forming clot increases especially if you smoke.So if you smoke or if yoy have family history of clots in legs or lung.You should use a dofferent method of birth control after age og 35. ...Read more

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What medicines reduce effect of oral contraceptives?

What medicines reduce effect of oral contraceptives?

Many: Several antibiotics and even some cold medicatins can potentially do this. Best advice...Use condoms too when on other medications, especially prescriptions usless your gyn evaluates them and gives the ok to use pills alone. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable fits of crying. Could ocp's cause this?

Uncontrollable fits of crying. Could ocp's cause this?

Possibly: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is a type of chemical in emotional tears that acts as an endorphin that reduces pain and works to improve mood. Crying bouts are also triggered by hormonal irregularities, which are triggered naturally or by ocps. ...Read more

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What age group are oral contraceptives most effective?

What age group are oral contraceptives most effective?

Preteen through: adulthood; however, pills are not 100% certain: you should always use condoms plus or with spermicidal gel or foam. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Pill shorten cycle: Why do you want to shrten the cycle.If your question is to shorten the period when you are bleeding. Most of the birth control pills shorten your periods.Chose a pill with low estrogen and modified progestin, or take no period pills. ...Read more

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Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Yes: Some ocp's may actually help to stabilize and regulate bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with oral contraceptives?

What are the health risks associated with oral contraceptives?

Minimal: Main risks are blood clots in the leg or lung and stroke. All very very uncommon. Main benefits are good, safe, reliable contraception, shorter/lighter periods, less pms and cramping, regular menses, reduced ovary and uterine cancer, less anemia. ....Overall benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Does it matter what time of day to take your oral contraceptives?

Does it matter what time of day to take your oral contraceptives?

What time take pill: As a general rule take the pill at the same time every day, for example when you wake up, or go to bed, or after dinner etc. ...Read more

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What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

Life is not perfect: Life is never perfect nor 100%. Things just happen, sometimes. Each woman's body has to respond to the artificial hormones in the pills, and maybe once in a rare while she still manages to ovulate. The percentages are about a population of women, NOT about one woman. Medical statistics have to be interpreted this way, because nobody knows what the percentage effectiveness is for a specific woman. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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