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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
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
Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.
I have 2 uterine fibroids. My dr. Prescribed oral contraceptives. This month I didn't get my period and have been havi g a lot of yellow discharge. Is fibroid causing?
My gynae says oral contraceptive have to be stopped after 3 months. Temporary soln and should be avoided. Only condom can b used lng term. Is it true?
Similar: Both are similar in terms of effectiveness and safety. ...Read more
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
Yes,: But you should have already been on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to normalize your thyroid levels. If not, see your doctor to get it done. ...Read more
Same: These are very similar products and they both contain hormones. The side effects are very similar. ...Read more
Rare: Most women do very well on birth control pills with few side effects. Breast tenderness, nausea and break through bleeding are rare now with lower dose pills and usually these side effects go away over time. Other side effects include mood changes and vaginal dryness. If these happen, talk to your doctor who can often make an adjustment in the pill you're taking. Other serious effects are rare. ...Read more
Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?
See below: Fortunately, Levetiracetam is not metabolized through the liver, and is unlikely to interact with your ocp's. So far, there is very little to suggest long-term chronic issues on your med, and so I find no reason to have concerns regarding your future. ...Read more
Can taking oral contraceptive pills for one month and a half decrease the levels of calcium and vitamin d?
Unlikely: The levels were probably low before beginning tx. ...Read more
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
Transgendered: There is nothing in your file to indicate why a man would want to take oral contraceptives. Are you asking because you are transgendered and want to change genders? If you are not asking because you want to become a female then the answer is no. There is no reason to take estrogen and progresterones if you are a man. Birth control pills would not be used in a man. ...Read more
No: Grapefruit does not make oral contraceptives less effective ...Read more
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