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Doctor insights on: Reasons To Stop Taking Birth Control Pills

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I workout a lot and follow a very controlled diet but i gained 8 lbs in 3 months and i can't find a reason other than i started birth control pills?

I workout  a lot and follow a very controlled diet  but i gained 8 lbs in 3 months and i can't find a reason other than i started  birth control pills?

Possible weight gain: While weight gain is an uncommon & temporary side effect to the pill, if you are one of those few women who put on lbs, talk to your dr. Who may suggest a different type of birth control pill. While most bc pills use the same type of estrogen in various doses, the progestin formulation can differ. This means that each brand of pill may have slightly different side effects including weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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We didnt have sex but as a protection I took normal birth control pills for21days it's been 2 days since I stopped I didn't get periods. What's reason?

We didnt have sex but as a protection I took normal birth control pills for21days it's been 2 days since I stopped I didn't get periods. What's reason?

Birth control: Typically one has a period at the end of the birth control back. It may take a few days. Some women do not always have a cycle on birth control especially with some of the newer low dose pills. Since you did not have sex you do not need to worry about being pregnant. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhoea GP prescribed birth control pills due to period which lasted 3 months next time no period for 5 Mon, what's reason??.

 Dysmenorrhoea GP prescribed birth control pills due to period which lasted 3 months next time no period for 5 Mon,  what's reason??.

Many: Recurrent dysmenorrhea needs a complete gynecology & endocrinology evaluation including physical examination, US of pelvic organs and hormonal analysis. Talk to your GP for gynecological or endocrinologist referral from a complete analysis ...Read more

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Is it okay to stop taking birth control pills in the middle of a pack?

Is it okay to stop taking birth control pills in the middle of a pack?

OK to stop OCP but..: Just stopping ocp (oral contraceptives) early in the pack usually just causes a 'withdrawal vaginal bleed' which may be variable in the amount (e.g. Light or heavy). Are you stopping 'the pill' to get pregnant? --then you may get pregnant soon. If you have no need for 'the pill' then stopping early is okay--just be ready for 'some bleeding'. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

How long will you have bleeding for after you stop taking birth control pills?

De[pends: Some pts on bcp to help with irregular period, less cramping, shorter days of menstruation, less hormone imbalance etc..No one can absolutely tell you how many days, because depends on each individuals pts. ...Read more

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Do migraines go away after stop taking birth control pills ? And after how long ? Please answer,

NOT clearcut: In many cases, there is no relationship easily established between female hormones and migraine, even though many women have menstrually related migraine. Sometimes d/c'ing bcp's helps, but other times makes it worse. Hope your approach is successful. ...Read more

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How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

How quickly could I get pregnant after stop taking birth control pills?

Immediately: The pills are supposed to be taken daily and even preferably same time. You can get get pregnant after missing your pills for 2-3days. This humble doctor has a "personal experience", She is 13 next week. Cheers ...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


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