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Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots of side effects. For 100 typical couples relying on a diaphragm for birth control, 12 will be pregnant by the end of a year. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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What birth control safe at age 40?

Depends: This all depends on your medical conditions, lifestyle, and if you smoke. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

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 more

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How safe is birth control?

How safe is birth control?

Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more

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Is Garcia Cambodia safe with my birth control?

Is Garcia Cambodia safe with my birth control?

No information: "Garcinia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for 12 weeks or less. Long-term safety is unknown. Garcinia can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of garcinia during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use": this pretty much sums it up. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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How popular is that shoulder implant birth control method?

Fairly: The implant is placed in the upper arm, it is a Progesterone only method of birth control that lasts 3 years. My patients have liked the method. It may cause irregular unpredictable light periods, but overall is well tolerated. ...Read more

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Is using birth control pills while on antidepression pills considered safe?

Yes: There are no interactions with those medications for most people. The birth control pills don't decrease the effectiveness of the anti-depressants. Nor vice versa. ...Read more

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Is expired birth control safe ?

Define "safe": Taking it will likely not lead to any toxic reaction.It won't kill you. The expiration date is the end of its useful life, or the date beyond which the hormones contained in the pills weaken to the point they cannot work.If you try to use this for birth control, I would be sure to use backup at the same time. ...Read more

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What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker

What is safe contraceptive to use birth control pills or IUD for a highblood woman? 25 yrs old with 2 kids smoker

Consider iid: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. Smokers have higher risks with bc pill. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

Contraception: That varies with type of contraception. There are a variety of medications that contain hormones, diaphragm, intrauterine device, condom, spermicides etc. Each has different degree of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Hi, can woman with Takayasu take birth control pill?

Hi, can woman with Takayasu take birth control pill?

Safer options: Since Takayasu arteritis causes inflammation, thickening, narrowing, and scarring of blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to major organs, estrogen's increase in clotting factors and blood clots make it inadvisible. There are progestin only pills and other methods of contraception that are safer. your options with your doctor. Best wishes.Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

No: While use of oral contraceptives " the pill" rarely causes problems for the baby, use for an extended time in preg. Esp. In last 3 months can cause problems for female infants. ...Read more

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Is Fenugreek safe with birth control Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

Is Fenugreek safe with birth control  Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more