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Should you use the oral contraception pills to help with periods?

Should you use the oral contraception pills to help with periods?

Yes: Contraceptive pills are some of the best tools for regulating both irregular cycles and heavy painful periods. There are other options and their use is dependent on your specific needs. Many women use the pill for these reasons in addition to the contraceptive effect. ...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


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Is there any effective way to delay your period by a week -- besides oral contraception?

Is there any effective way to delay your period by a week -- besides oral contraception?

Patch or Nuva ring: Any form or hormonal contraceptive can be used for an extra week prior to withholding it to allow menses. You may even be able to delay menses for up to three months at a time. Discuss this with your doctor prior to making any changes in your schedule. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods only brought on by oral contraception. After 10 days my period will not stop. How long before I can seek medical assistance?

I have irregular periods only brought on by oral contraception. After 10 days my period will not stop. How long before I can seek medical assistance?

Depends...: It depends how heavy the bleeding is. If you are soaking a pad or tampon every hour for 10 days, you should probably seek medical attention ASAP. If it isn't very heavy, you have more time. In either case, bleeding for 10 days isn't normal. Seeing your Gyn is still a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the components of oral contraception pills?

What are the components of oral contraception pills?

2 hormones: The majority of birth control pills contain some type of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. The common Estrogens used are ethinyl estradiol, mestranol, while the commonly used progestins are norethindrone, levonorgestrel, norgestimate, and drosperinone. There are some pills that only contain progestins, and these are used in breastfeeding moms or people who have a contraindication to estrogen. ...Read more

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Is oral contraception safe to use while breast feeding ?

Is oral contraception safe to use while breast feeding ?

The mini pill: Most oral contraceptives contain both estrogen and progesterone. We usually avoid estrogen use during breastfeeding. There are Progesterone only birth control pills though that are fine. These are called the mini pill or a Progesterone only pill. They do not affect breastmilk. ...Read more

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At what age does a girl need to be to get oral contraception?

At what age does a girl need to be to get oral contraception?

Depends by state: Most states allow a girl of 14 to be able to obtain care for sexual health without parental consent, including contraception. Check with your local doctor or county health department for the laws in your state. ...Read more

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Is there any oral contraception that is affected by antibiotics?

Is there any oral contraception that is affected by antibiotics?

Yes: This is an answer that is absolutely determined by the age and experience of the doctor answering the question! all of us were taught years ago that all birth control pills were less effective with antibiotics, and we warned patients to use a back-up method; 25 years of real world experience has shown me that it has never happened! now we have new lo-lo pills, the dose is so low that it could! ...Read more

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Oral contraception prescribed. Had unprotected sex the day earlier?

Not Pregnant?: Pregnancy occurs when sperm and egg unite. If you had sex around/just after menses - it is unlikely that you will become pregnant because ovulation didn't occur (the egg is not available). The ideal time to start the pill is day one of your cycle - first day of menses. If you could already be pregnant - from previous unprotected sex, you should take a preg. Test before continuing the pill. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between oral contraception and estrogen?

What is the relationship between oral contraception and estrogen?

Most OCs contain it: Most oral contraceptives are a combination of an estrogen and a Progesterone in varying doses. Some, known commonly as. ...Read more

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Will doubling dosage of oral contraception stop bleeding?

Will doubling dosage of oral contraception stop bleeding?

Temporarily: That is a common way to decrease excessive bleeding, but only for a short period of time. The bleeding will almost always recur and will likely be even heavier when the pill is stopped. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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