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Could heavy bleeding complications be caused by birth control pills?

Could heavy bleeding complications be caused by 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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

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

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Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Generally not: Medications can affect people in different ways. I'm not aware of this being a common side affect. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience heavy bleeding with Kariva (mircette) birth control pills?

Is it common to experience heavy bleeding with Kariva (mircette) birth control pills?

No: We expect periods to get lighter, not heavier, on the pill. You should consult your doctor to look for other explanations. ...Read more

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Is pcos and heavy bleeding caused by birth control pills?

Is pcos and heavy bleeding caused by birth control pills?

Heavy bleeding: No matter what the cause you must see your obstetrician/gynecologist soon. They are in the best condition to explain what is happening and how your issue can be helped. ...Read more

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Pcos and heavy bleeding from birth control pills, what to do?

Pcos and heavy bleeding from birth control pills, what to do?

Heavy bleeding: If you are having trouble with your birth control pills you should contact your gynecologist for a telephone opinion and most likely you will be seen in a short while or advised over the phone what to do in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is it extremely unusual to experience heavy bleeding and cramping while taking active birth control pills?

Is it extremely unusual to experience heavy bleeding and cramping while taking active birth control pills?

Unlikely: Though most women experience shorter, lighter menses with the pill, occasionally one may have heavier, crampier menses. Usually this resolves within several months, but, if not, consider switching your pill. ...Read more

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Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

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

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

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

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Can I chew birth control pills.?

Can I chew birth control pills.?

No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable. ...Read more

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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

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

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How do you use birth control pills?

How do you use birth control pills?

Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contraception when taken appropriately. ...Read more

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Where can I go gor birth control pills?

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

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What do birth control pills taste like?

U should taste them: One pill generess is chewable the rest you swallow and shouldn't be tasting them. ...Read more

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How exactly do birth control pills work?

Hormones.: They trick your brain/pituitary to think that your ovaries are working, so that it stops stimulating them and they no longer produce eggs each month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

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

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What is the best brand of birth control pills?

What is the best brand of birth control pills?

Depends on which: One is the best for you. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is Birth Control pills a risk factor for?

What is Birth Control pills a risk factor for?

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

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What can make birth control pills ineffective?

What can make birth control pills ineffective?

Certain meds: Like antibiotics for one if u are on an antibiotic u should use backup that month, other meds u would have to check with your doc. ...Read more

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What order do I take the birth control pills in?

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

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Hello, I'm looking into get birth control pills?

Hello, I'm looking into get birth control pills?

Other options?: 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 :-)
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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. Shari Jackson
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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