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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

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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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If you are on the Implanon for birth control do you need to use condoms or can you use the birth control alone to prevent pregnancy?

If you are on the Implanon for birth control do you need to use condoms or can you use the birth control alone to prevent pregnancy?

Implanon alone works: The contraceptive implant alone prevents pregnancy. Adding condoms adds a tiny bit of additional protection, but has the added benefit of protection against sexually transmitted diseases, and perhaps makes vaginal odors less likely. ...Read more

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Can you manipulate your period using oral contraceptives?

Can you manipulate your period using oral contraceptives?

MANIPULATE PERIODS: Yes you can take no period birth control pills name yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) seasonale, seasonique, beyaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin and lybrel.They all contain low doses of estrogen, there are fewer non active pills that trigger periods.The hormone formulations slightly differentcreating lighter periods when you have one.A new form of progestine used in some pills help reduce severe mood and physical symptoms that some get before periods. ...Read more

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Want to know if it's safe to take phytoestrogen for premenopausal symptoms and oral contraceptive pills at the same time?

Want to know if it's safe to take phytoestrogen for premenopausal symptoms and oral contraceptive pills at the same time?

Not good: So called phytoestrogens are inconsistent but if they work it is due to supplying more estrogen--and the ocs already give mmore estrogen than your ovaries produced when you were younger. Therefore, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Is there any other pill and or medication to take besides birth control to regulate periods or to help you start when you haven't had a period in awhi?

Progesterone: Birth control is the most effective method for cycle regulation. Progesterone can be prescribed as an alternative in some cases. Any Obgyn can help you with this. If you are overweight then weight loss can often regulate the cycles. Thyroid testing can be done to make sure this is not contributing to your irregularity. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to use birth control for personal reasons. can a marriage work with only using condoms?

What to do if I do not want to use birth control for personal reasons. can a marriage work with only using condoms?

This is tough. : A marriage can work but you will both have to realize the setbacks with condoms (breakage and realize you may still get pregnant). So make sure you and your spouse are on the same page about children, money and pregnancy before having sex. Condoms protect from illness though and thats their advantage. ...Read more

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If you're wanting to stop taking your birth control in order to become pregnant, should you finish pack or can you start the inactive pills

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If you're wanting to stop taking your birth control in order to become pregnant, should you finish pack or can you start the inactive pills

You can: Just stop taking the pills. You will likely have a "period" much like if you were taking inactive pills, so don't be concerned. Afterwards, start a menstrual diary and use ovulation kits to help you decipher if you are ovulating monthly, and when. This will help you time intercourse better. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you are switching birth control pills and switch after your period week, do you have to use a back up birth control method?

If you are switching birth control pills and switch after your period week, do you have to use a back up birth control method?

No: If you are switching from one brand of BCP to another brand and starting on the day you would normally start a new package, you should have extended coverage. Also, if you have not been on the pill, but start using BC pills within 3-4 days after the onset of menses, that should also be effective without needing back up birth control. A reminder: BCP is not adequate for infection prevention. ...Read more

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What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

Get rid of the IUD: Or if you want to keep the iud you need to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on, and then you can take a medicine called Lysteda that will slow down you period bleeding so see yoiur gyn to discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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If you are using the Plan B emergency contraceptive, when should you take the two pills?

If you are using the Plan B emergency contraceptive, when should you take the two pills?

Within 72 hours: You must use ir within 72 hours of the episode of unprotected intercourse. Even then it is only 75% effective so you must take a pregnancy test if you are late with your period. ...Read more

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Can switching types of pills make you miss your period? Should i be worried? I use condoms every time and correctly as well

Can switching types of pills make you miss your period? Should i be worried? I use condoms every time and correctly as well

Missed period ?: Most kinds of oral contraceptives are a combination of both an estrogen and a progestin, in sometimes different doses. If "switching" occurs without a break, the lining of the womb might not bleed. Condoms are not "perfect" birth control, so obtain a serum pregnancy test from your healthcare source to be certain about possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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

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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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Can I take fervex for a flu if I'm on marvelon 21 oral contraception? Thanks in advance.

Can I take fervex for a flu if I'm on marvelon 21 oral contraception? Thanks in advance.

Yes: there are very few drugs that will impact the effectiveness of your birth control pill. definitely keep taking both. ...Read more

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Do I need to pay for a full consultation every time I need a script for my oral contraception?

Do I need to pay for a full consultation every time I need a script for my oral contraception?

Renewal of bcp's: Most gyn physicians prescribe oral bcp's with refills for about a year, if patients have no medical reasons to not use low dose oral contraception. If you have other medical problems, the physician may want to see you for those but refills for oral bcp's should not invoke a consultation charge unless you are having problems. ...Read more

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Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Contraception: In susceptible individuals, & depending on the hormones in the pill, it is possible. ...Read more

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What should I expect on my bleeding if I start to use the oral contraceptive pill during my period?

What should I expect on my bleeding if I start to use the oral contraceptive pill during my period?

Not much: I have my pts start a pill on the first day of their period , so the period you start it , you will not see much, but next period at the end of the 1st pack should be lighter, and at your age you should be on the lowest dose pill if possible loloestrin, and in my pts i offer in office tubal sterilization- takes 5 minutes and then can do in office endometrial ablation to get rid of your periods. ...Read more

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My girlfriend in on the pill, and we use secondary contraception (Plan B pill), too. She had a lightbrown period-last for 5 day. Could she be pregnan?

My girlfriend in on the pill, and we use secondary contraception (Plan B pill), too. She had a lightbrown period-last for 5 day. Could she be pregnan?

Highly doubtful: Double,protection and a period suggests she is not pregnant. Nothing is foolproof, and each of,your preventions has a small failure rate, so,there is always a very small,chance. An early pregnancy test would,provide,certainty if you,are,still,worried. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptive pill can be taken to stop periods completely and is effective and available in India??

Lybrel: There is only one pill that is marketed in the U.S. that is advertised as stopping periods completely. Women frequently have break thru bleeding even on it. I am not sure whether it is marketed in India or what the name would be there since different names for the same drug in different countries is common. ...Read more

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I took oral contraceptive for 10 days from 13th day of my cycle. Its been 8 days since i stopped taking pills but still no periods. When will it?

I took oral contraceptive for 10 days from 13th day of my cycle. Its been 8  days since i stopped taking pills but still no periods. When will it?

Soon: If i understand your question. You took the pill from day 13th to day 23th and you stopped and now it is day 31 and you have no period. You should have been taking it from day 5. You started the pill almost mid-cycle around the ovulation time. I would recommend you take a home pregnancy test and if negative just wait. ...Read more

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I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, i had my period as normal then a week later i started bleeding again why?

I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, i had my period as normal then  a week later i started bleeding again why?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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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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