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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Robert Varady Dr. Varady
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

"Mini pill": The mini pill, Progesterone only, (no estrogen) is generally used during breast feeding. It's been shown to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Simmons Dr. Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
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How to get birth control/ oral contraceptive?

How to get birth control/ oral contraceptive?

Samples: Contact the pharmaceutical companies directly. Often times they will fax you a form that you fill out with your DEA # and license #, they will then send you samples or a rep can visit you and leave samples ...Read more

Dr. John Berryman Dr. Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Does echinacea interact with oral contraceptive?

Does echinacea interact with oral contraceptive?

Echinacea and bcps: Depending on the strength of both the oral bcp and how much echinacea you take, periodic drops in estrogen (when stopping the dose of echinacea) can cause spotting or light bleeding when added to low dose oral contraceptives. There is no harm, just inconvenience. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Progestin Only: Progestin-only oral contraceptives are safe for use by breast-feeding mothers. Jolivette, Micronor, (norethindrone) and Ovrette to name afew. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Chiang Dr. Chiang
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What to do about oral contraceptive for lactating women?

What to do about oral contraceptive for lactating women?

It's fine...: You can safely take oral contraceptives while breast feeding. These are just natural hormones your body makes anyway and are not harmful to your baby. They may, however, affect the quantity of your milk, usually seeing a slight decrease. Make sure to drink extra fluids and put the baby to breast often, and your body will increase the output of milk in response quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss Dr. Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

No risk, no worry: It used to be common advice that antibiotics can interfere with hormonal contraceptives. It was always theoretical with little actual proof, and current evidence indicates no such problem except sometimes with rifampin, an uncommonly used antibiotic. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Interaction between diet pills and oral contraceptive efficacy?

Interaction between diet pills and oral contraceptive efficacy?

Please : Specify which diet pill and which oral contraceptive are in question ; re-ask question. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical. If you are nursing, make sure your milk is well established, or ocps can dry it up. ...Read more

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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Can you tell me if i could take the pill ( oral contraceptive) on a plane?

Yes.: Wear knee high travel compression socks, since studies have shown that these can lower clot risks due to plane travel or get out of your seat and walk around on a long plane flight or elevate your legs frequently during flight. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Varady Dr. Varady
Family Medicine
years in practice
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How much time after i take my oral contraceptive pill may i take my amoxicillin?

Better safe then sor: Certain antibiotics may effect the efficacy of your birth control pill. Best to use a second means of contraction, (condom), while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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What are the benefits of a progestin only oral contraceptive over a combined oral contraceptive?

Less risk: of clots, cardiovacular events and breast disease: however, side effects include. bleeding, cramping, headches and more. ...Read more

Dr. Julan Crane Dr. Crane
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive ?

Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive ?

Oral contraceptive : They work most effectively if taken at same time each day. But this hour difference will be fine ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Not all cancers: Oral contraceptive pill do reduce the risk of ovarian cancers in women. However, if you have a BRCA gene confirmed by testing, breast, ovarian, and/or colon cancer could be in your future. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more