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How long should one wait after having children before going back on the pill? My due date is in may, and I would look to go back on the pill after I have my son. How long should I wait before I can begin to use this method of contraception?

How long should one wait after having children before going back on the pill? My due date is in may, and I would look to go back on the pill after I have my son. How long should I wait before I can begin to use this method of contraception?

3-6 weeks: Ask your doctor even before your delivery. Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the pill in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which pills are safest. ...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


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Is it possible for me to take an allergy pill with birth control?

Is it possible for me to take an allergy pill with birth control?

Yes: If you mean birth control pills and allergy medicines, yes can be taken together ...Read more

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Any birth control and allergy medication interactions?

Any birth control and allergy medication interactions?

Good question: Birth control pills, in my experience, often make people sick. We know little or nothing about drug interactions, plus the fact that most drugs only relieve symptoms if they work at all. I often see patients who are taking 4 or 5 drugs together and it is impossible to sort out their interactions. ...Read more

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I've never had serious allergies until this season. I just started a different birth control dosage. Could there be a correlation?

I've never had serious allergies until this season. I just started a different birth control dosage. Could there be a correlation?

Doubtful: But if you have been living in an area suffering from prolonged drought until this year, it may well be the newly available watering from the rain which have allowed the plants to thrive this season. On the other hand, you may just have become sensitized regardless. No, I don't believe BCP has anything to do with it ...Read more

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My sister is getting a IUD birth control, she has a gluten allergy which is the safest brand for her to get?

My sister is getting a IUD birth control, she has a gluten allergy which is the safest brand for her to get?

Any: Gluten allergy is not an issue with IUD selection. She should follow the advice of her physician as regards a specific one. ...Read more

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Will a allergy relief pill or an off brand of benedril affect my birth control shot? (Depo) please help!!

Will a allergy relief pill or an off brand of benedril affect my birth control shot? (Depo) please help!!

No: usually some antibiotics would, better ask whenever you use any other medicines while on hormonal contraception, if in doubt, use an extra method for birth control while using the other medicine, such as a barrier, good that you asked, and always exercise caution with multiple medications, ...Read more

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Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy when on birth control null the active ingredients in the birth control?

Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy when on birth control null the active ingredients in the birth control?

No: There is no interaction between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and birth control tablets, unless Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes you too sleepy and you forget to take the birth control tablets... ...Read more

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I mistakenly took two birth control pills, I thought they were allergy meds. Will it affect my fertility? I am ttc, I've been off bc for a year.

I mistakenly took two birth control pills, I thought they were allergy meds. Will it affect my fertility? I am ttc, I've been off bc for a year.

More than likely: Taking two pills may be just enough to interrupt an ovulation cycle. It's very difficult to predict what may happen. Ovulation may be delayed. Or ovulation maybe totally interrupted. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

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I have birth control induced sun sensitivity/allergy...What can I do to prevent a breakout short of stopping the pill?

Stop the pill: You can see about using a pill with a different formulation vs. Using something that doesn't have systemic effects, such as an iud. ...Read more

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How can tell if my birth control pill is causing my allergy facial rash?

How can tell if my birth control pill is causing my allergy facial rash?

Facial rash: Variations of oral contraceptives can cause diverse side effects. Medication intake, photo-sensitivity, food intolerance and type of skin are among the many factors to consider. Consult with your prescribing physician to review the details of the oral agent's component in combination with your personal medical history to determine the best plan of action. ...Read more

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Allergic to birth control? Realized my foot swelling started when I started BC. Tried several kinds, all makes my foot swell... allergy to estrogen?

Allergic to birth control? Realized my foot swelling started when I started BC. Tried several kinds, all makes my foot swell... allergy to estrogen?

No: You are NOT ALLERGIC to estrogen as this is a basic hormone in every female. You might be allergic to a filler or dye placed in the oral contraceptive. May not be an allergy at all but due to the mineralocorticoid effect of the progesterone component of the oral contraceptive. Sounds like you need the team-work of a gynecologist and allergist. ...Read more

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Will allergy pills, such as claritin, allegra, and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) interfere with my birth control pills negatively?

Will allergy pills, such as claritin, allegra, and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) interfere with my birth control pills negatively?

No: Antihistamines are effective at treating allergies and have few side effects. They have no negative effect on birth control pills. ...Read more

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Water retention question. No gluten allergy, retain 10+ in water daily. 35 yo female. 20 lbs overweight. Hormone imbalance? Not on birth control.

Water retention question. No gluten allergy, retain 10+ in water daily. 35 yo female. 20 lbs overweight. Hormone imbalance? Not on birth control.

See doctor: It is unusual to gain 20 lbs overnight even with severe failure in the heart, liver, or kidney. Consult an internist to get your evaluation started. ...Read more

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Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Gastroenteritis: Either reaction to something in your food (toxins produced by staph, bacillus cereus, clostridium perfringens, etc.), or a viral etiology. In any event this should clear up within 3-5 days under most circumstances. If this recurs repeatedly you should see a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for someone with PCOS and a penicillin alergy?

What is the best birth control pill for someone with PCOS and a penicillin alergy?

Birth control: Oral contraceptives with minimum 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol (higher doses may be needed in some)and a progestin like desogesterel/drosperinone are used after discussing risks and benefits with patients. Discuss it more with your physician. ...Read more

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First time taking contraception pill. Started on 1st day of period as directed, but period has so far lasted 11 days n hasn't stopped (Light bleeding)?

First time taking contraception pill. Started on 1st day of period as directed, but period has so far lasted 11 days n hasn't stopped (Light bleeding)?

Common: It is very common for that to occur. It may take some time for the body to adjust to the pills. Continue taking the pills everyday. If bleeding becomes extremely heavy or if you dizziness, palpitations, etc from so much blood loss please go to ER and consult with a local GYN. ...Read more

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I have two babies in 3 yrs of mrg, my hubby live abroad n visit hme aftr a year fr a month or 2 I want gap nw fr atleast 3 yr, which contraception is ok?

Injection or pills: If you only need contraception for a couple of months, you could use Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). One injection when you are on your period and pregnancy will be prevented for 3 months. You could also use Birth Control Pills. They should be started while you are on your period before your husband gets home. Then you will be ready. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What is the diaphagram contraception how dose it work and where can I get one?

What is the diaphagram contraception how dose it work and where can I get one?

Device: It is a small device that one inserts into the vagina to prevent pregnancy. It is effective and any obgyn can prescribe one. They are not as popular as they were in the 1960's and 70's. ...Read more

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So I was early last month and this month I did not use protection because it was so unexpected. I am not on any contraception. Am I okay?

So I was early last month and this month I did not use protection because it was so unexpected. I am not on any contraception. Am I okay?

No, you have: Enaged in unprotected sex which puts you at risk for pregnancy. Use protection every time you have sex if you wish to avoid pregnancy & sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

Pills and copper IUD: Combination emergency contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus decreasing sperm movement &may interfere with ovarian release of hormones (lh) needed for pregnancy. Levonorgestrel only pills (progesterone) delay ovulation and LH surge. Ulipristal (upa) inhibits or delays ovulation. None of these affect an existing pregancy after implantation &are not = to medical abortion. ...Read more

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What can I do if I don't have Plan B pills in my country and want a contraception? Gynera?

Depends on goal: Plan b is emergency contraception. It is not a daily contraceptive. It is a single medication (levonorgestrel) which works to prevent ovulation if you had unprotected sex one time.

If you want a regular contraceptive that you take daily gynera is an option in egypt. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Post Delivery Contraception (Definition)

Birth control keeps you from getting pregnant. After a molar pregnancy, hormones are measured until they reach a level of less than 5. If there is a new pregnancy that occurs before this happens it can make the hormone levels rise again making treatment ...Read more