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Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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What the contraceptive pills dose not contain desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) ?

What the contraceptive pills dose not contain desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) ?

Desogen=Desogestrel: These pills contain Desogestrel (Desogen): APRI, CAZIANT, CESIA, CYCLESSA, DESOGEN, (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT, RECLIPSEN, SOLIA, & VELIVET. Other Birth-control pills use a different ingredient. However, ask your pharmacist to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Neither one: Both pills contain a progestin only, no estrogen. Cerazette has desogestrel, Micronor norethindrone in it. It depends on the individual women, which pill she will tolerate better. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

It does not: Emergency contraceptive pills work by preventing or delaying ovulation (release of the egg from the ovary). It is unlikely to cause abortion or miscarriage if you are already pregnant at the time. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

No: Carbimazole does not interfere with the effects of the contraceptive pill Cerezette. Carimazole can cause birth defects so it is important to be on a reliable form of contraception...Take care ...Read more

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Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Happens: While birth control pills are among the most effective birth control methods compared to condoms or withdrawal, women on birth control pills like levlen have become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

Is  mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

If it works for you.: Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side effect from it and it is affordable, then it is a good one for you. There are many different pills available and so if this does not fit, talk to your doc and likely u will be given a trial of something else. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only birth control pills are less commonly used except in special circumstances, such as while breast-feeding, or in women who can't take estrogen. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

Acts on endometrium: It s doing 2 things: thickens the cervical mucus preventing sperm from crossing through cervix and thinns out the endometrium preventing fertilized egg implantantion in the endometrium. ...Read more

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Is levonrogestrel in generess fe birth control ?

Th entire pill: Is birth control, it is made up of estrogen and Progesterone in combination, that is what provides the birth control ad remember u have to chew that one, not swallow. ...Read more

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What is the best progestin only birth control pill for endometriosis?

What is the best progestin only birth control pill for endometriosis?

There is: No 'one' best pill for this purpose, they all work to some degree and usually it's trial and error finding a 'best' one for an individual woman. Medroxyprogesterone, megestrol, and Norethindrone are all available in the us. There are synthetic progestins not available in the us some consider to be 'best, ' but again their is no proof. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

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 more

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Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills?

Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): Yes evora is a birth control pill. I do not understand your question. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more