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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
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more
Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more
Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more
Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets. ...Read more
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
To avoid estrogen: Most birth control pills also contain estrogen but estrogen can decrease breast milk (for breast-feeding moms), increase blood pressure (for women who already have high blood pressure), cause an increased risk of stroke in women over age 35 who smoke, increase the risk of blood clots in women who have already had a serious blood clot, and aggravate headaches (for women with migraines. ). ...Read more
No estrogen. : Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Actually they are more effective than traditional sequential, combination pills because there are no hormone-free days. They do not cause strokes, blood clots or heart attacks. They may cause less decrease in your libido than combination pills which suppress testosterone production more from your ovaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Progesterone: Because that is the active pharmaceutical agent. ...Read more
I'm not taking any birth control, but progesterone to regulate me. On day 2 of the pill i started bleeding. Is that normal?
Why are there so many side effects in birth control? Esp if they're only supposed to have estrogen and progesterone in them?
OCP: Side effects with birth control pills vary widely and are very subjective form one woman to the next, so it's difficult-to-impossible to say why one woman experiences something different from another. Ocp do contain only an estrogen (17-beta-estradiol) and not progesterone, but a synthetic progestin. ...Read more
I am 35, not a smoker nor have I ever been but my Dr switched my birth control pills to progesterone only pills, are there any reasons for this?
May be: Related to the fact that the risk of "blood clots" is increased in women age >35 with the combined contraception pills and that while with higher dosed progestin dosing - utilized for issues other than contraception - that there is increased blood clot risk too, with the lower progestin used in "minipills" for contraception that this risk isn't really observed. Why not ask your doc? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bc pills make the girl, woman.Get a more detailed answer ›
If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?
If you've had a hormonal reaction to a combination birth control pill, will a progesterone pill have the same effect?
May be!: You do not know which component of the combination pills you reacted to. It could be the progesterone component or the estrogen component. One way to guess --- would be--- did the reaction occur on the first 14 days of the cycle or the last 24 days? First 14 days-- the pills are estrogens only and last 14 days the pills are combination of estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more
Boyfriend came inside of me, on progesterone only birth control, what are the chances that I am pregnant? Also have endometriosis
>99.5% not pregnant: The typical failure rate of a progesterone only oral contraceptive is about 5% per year. If you are taking the pill correctly, your chances of pregnancy from this episode of intercourse are less than .5%. (You have a greater than 99.5% chance that you are not pregnant). Best wishes! ...Read more
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