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Phentermine And Oral Contraceptives
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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No!: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate of birth control pills is 0.3%, that is >99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year. Not missing pills is the best way for the pills to work for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if you are having cramps and breakthrough bleeding while on oral contraceptives?
Side effects: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular bleeding that gets better over time. Missed pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding. Cramps usually go along with spotting. Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help cramps and bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my period 10 days earlier than expected and I still have a week worth of oral contraceptives. Is this normal?
How much does the probability of getting a blood clot go up due to oral contraceptives? What are the symptoms of a blood clot?
Use oral contaceptives, and i notice whenever i take pills i feel I have pain in my foot. Is it related to my oral contraceptives?
Probably, yes.: There can be an association between increased estrogen levels caused by oral contraceptives and a sense of foot pain. More often it is described as "achy" and patients, like yourself, can relate this to the use of estrogen based bc meds. If it bothers you enough, you may want to vist with your ob-gyn to discuss alternatives (diaphragm, ring, sponge, non medicated implant etc...). ...Read more
I am on oral contraceptives and usually have 3-4 day periods. This last one came on time, but only lasted one day. Could I be pregnant?
Unlikely, but...: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a "withdrawal period". If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman keeps getting her "withdrawal periods" while on the pill, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more
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