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Splinter Hemorrhages And Birth Control Pills
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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
Not that we're aware: Birth control pills are more commonly linked to clotting problems than blood thinning problems. Subconjunctival hemorrhages can occur in anybody, but occur more commonly in people on aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) and other blood thinning medications. ...Read more
Generally not: Medications can affect people in different ways. I'm not aware of this being a common side affect. ...Read more
Been on birth control pills for 5 years. I missed one pill and consumed alcohol the same night. I woke up to very heavy bleeding and pains for 4 days?
No: We expect periods to get lighter, not heavier, on the pill. You should consult your doctor to look for other explanations. ...Read more
Is it extremely unusual to experience heavy bleeding and cramping while taking active birth control pills?
Its it normal to have bad cramps and a period lasting almost 2 weeks with heavy bleeding while on birth control pills?
No: There is another reason for the bleeding so consult the MD who gave you the pills. ...Read more
My gyn gave me birth control pills to see if an ovarian hemorrhagic cyst go away, now my breast have been swelling and sore. Can the pill do that?
Pill: Absolutely. The pill has such effects, with time they will go away. Do not stop the pill without talking to your doctor. ...Read more
NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more
47 yr old healthy F. Put on birth control pills to stop a period I had for 3.5 wks. It’s working but is this the best plan?
Birth control: If it worked seems so but perhaps you have another question ...Read more
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more
How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more
U need to see a heal: Health care provider either a board certified gyn or a clinic like planned parethood, u need an exam and pap and make sure you are a candidate for the pills and have no contraindiciations, and I always give my patients free samples to start out with if I have the kind that they need and then they will write u a script for u to get the pills at the pharmacy or mail order pharm. ...Read more
Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus too think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more
Birth Control pills is a risk factor for:: Blood clot in lung, Cervical cancer, Crohn's disease, Depression in adults, Erythema nodosum, Hepatoma, Mask of pregnancy, Vaginitis, Depression, Yeast infection, Budd Chiari syndrome, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Embolus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dry socket, Deep venous thrombosis, Major depression. ...Read more
According to package: The package is in order. Start with the first pill on the first row and take each pill along the row daily then to the next row, and continue the same until the pack is empty, then start the next pack. ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Have you been on pills before? There are many other options for birth control (which I feel is easier than pills). You should go discuss this with your doctor. You can also contact me to discuss different options and I can help you decide what is best for you.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
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