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Is there any side effect of birth control pills ?

Is there any side effect of birth control pills ?

Yes: Birth-control pills have many side effects from minor nuisance ones like nausea vomiting headaches breast tenderness to serious ones like blood clot strokes liver damage .The doctor prescribed keys for specific diagnosis treatment and risks at your age ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Can itchy, dry breasts be a side effect of birth control pills?

Can itchy, dry breasts be a side effect of birth control pills?

Dry breasts: This is not a pill effect. More likely environmental-chemical irritant (bath products , etc) or general dry skin problem. ...Read more

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Does breast tenderness as a side effect of birth control pills go away over time?

Does breast tenderness as a side effect of birth control pills go away over time?

Usually Yes: Many women experience breast tenderness on ocps. For most, it usually does diminish with time. One way to decrease the breast side effects are to use a pill with a lower dose of estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the benefits & common side effect for birth control pills?

What are the benefits & common side effect for birth control pills?

Safe: Birth control pills prevents pregnancy by suppressing ovulation and prevents sperm penetration, but these pills are also used for other purposes .There are side effects as nausea vomitting,break through bleeding ,or delayed period ,headache .These are the common side effects. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic

Is dry mouth, being constantly thirsty a side effect of birth control pills or something else? Maternal great grandma was insulin dependent diabetic

Not due to BCPs: Hi. No, constant thirst is not a side effect of BCPs. Diabetes is certainly a possibility, although likely not related to your great granny. Are you urinating a lot? Are you overweight? If you're not overweight, remember there's a bump in type 1 diabetes in the 30's; if you're diabetic, it could be type 1 or type 2 depending on several variables. It's easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills have depression as a side effect? Are there any that don't cause this?

Do all birth control pills have depression as a side effect? Are there any that don't cause this?

Depression ; OC's: Oral contraceptives (oc's) can all cause depression, but this effect is not automatic for all women. Emotional balance is a very complex thing, not regulated by hormones alone -- yet in some women can certainly be affected by them. You ; your ob-gyn physician may find that oc's differ in these effects for you. You may also have a depression which needs treatment regardless of oc's. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!

Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!

Hard to say: The reason for dozens of BCP preparations is the variation in the individual needs of the women involved. The med must be matched with the individual woman, based on a thorough evaluation and sometimes trial and error to limit side effects. ...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. Thomas Inwood
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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