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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

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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I took my contraceptive pill (only progesterone pill) then after 20 minutes I throw up . Do I need to take another pill or it gave its effect?!

I took my contraceptive pill (only progesterone pill) then after 20 minutes I throw up . Do I need to take another pill or it gave its effect?!

Safer take another: The speed of absorption of the hormone in your contraceptive pill is not quite predictable and will depend on the contents of your stomach and GI tract and other factors. To be safe, it might be best to take another pill . ...Read more

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Can alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill? If you drink some alcohol 1-2 hours after taking it?

Can alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill? If you drink some alcohol 1-2 hours after taking it?

No, still effective: Alcohol is reported not to affect the effectiveness of birth control, but BCP may slow one's metabolism of alcohol, causing one to be impaired at lower amounts of intake. In addition, alcohol may definitely impair judgement regarding choice of partner or use of condoms/safe sex and has been known to cause some erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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I'm on contraceptive pill.but i still got pimple a week before my period comes.pills should stop it from popping out right?

I'm on contraceptive pill.but i still got pimple a week before my period comes.pills should stop it from popping out right?

Unclear question? : I'm not sure what your question is? Your birth control pills won't have any particular effect on THIS premenstral pimple that you are experiencing. Be sure to not pop it yourself, and let it self resolve. Check with your prescribing doc about your pills in relation to acne. Sometimes women experience an overall improvement in their skin, but not always! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will antibiotics and alcohol effect the efficiency on the contraceptive pill?

Antibiotics: If you are taking antibiotics you should use a backup method bc they will negate the pill. ...Read more

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What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

Bcp progestin: Camila, errin, jolivette, nor-qd, ortho micronor (norethindrone). Not as effective as bcp with both estrogen and progestin ( higher rate of pregnancy), important to take it at the same time every day, and not miss a pill. ...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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Seth Derman
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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