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Sprintec Birth Control And Constipation
I am 17 days late and have had 4 neg. Tests, but have constipation and very mild nausea. I started retaking birth control 3 wks ago.?
Wrong pill start?: If you started retaking birth control pills 3 weeks ago, about 21 days ago, it sounds like you started taking them at the wrong time, i.e. just before your period was due. That could have caused this long delay in expected menses. BC pills should be started the day you BEGIN your period, or the Sunday following. I think all you can do now is continue; the symptoms you have would not be unexpected. ...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
Not typically: However, if they do, and this is what you are looking for, then perhaps an added benefit for you. ...Read more
We had sex 4days ago with protection and she has also taken birth control pill. But the problem is that the is suffering for constipation now please halp?
I've had constipation and some slight pressure in pelvis since birth control switch last week. Should I see dr or wait 1st month?
Could an antidepressant or birth control pill I have been on for years suddenly start causing chronic constipation? (12wks)
Unlikely: It would be unusual to develop a new side effect from a medication you are already used to taking. Look for other causes. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods containing plenty of fiber: whole grains, fruits and vegetables. See your doctor soon. Avoid the trap of taking OTC laxatives very often, as they can make problem worse. ...Read more
Can switching birth control cause mild cramping and constipation? Just switched 5 days ago to Cryselle and been uncomfortable since. How to relieve it
Pelvic fullness and constipation, on birth control and had unprotected sex but he never ejaculates in me. Could I be pregnant?
If you are using the birth control correctly and he has been withdrawing everytime, then you have been using two methods of birth control and it would be unlikely. However, note that the clear fluid that comes out of the penis during stimulation and before ejaculation ("pre-cum"), can contain sperm.
In this case, your symptoms are more likely related to the constipation. ...Read more
I have severe stomach pains I am nauseated all the time. I am not pregnant I get the Depro birth control. Not constipation. I'm sosick
What's the question: Sorry you feel so bad. If this has been going on a while, you really need a face-to-face evaluation. Important info to provide: When did it start? How long does an episode last? Anything that seems to help relieve symptoms? Any changes in weight? What medications you take (OTC or prescribed, how much and how often). ...Read more
I've been so tired within the last week though I sleep well I have constipation and mild nausea. I just got off birth control in july. Am I pregnant?
Constipation, dirrohea, feeling sick, bloated, heavy painful periods headaches. Not on any meds or birth control. Birth 1yr now. Still not ovulating.?
See your Gyne: You may be having anovulatory bleeding, which can often be corrected with progesterone medication. You would first need to be examined to be sure you don't have diabetes or a thyroid disorder, a bleeding disorder or a number of other possible conditions. Do see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation and treatment plan. Hope that helps ...Read more
I get constipation before periods, so I guess that's PMS. Is it worth trying birth control pills just for this? Please don't suggest fiber, water, magnesium, exercise, laxatives. I tried them all.
I an IUD birth control for going in Two years. The last few weeks I've had indigestion, nausea, and low back pain, constipation and fatigue.?
Likely not related: Your symptoms are not likely related to the IUD. You. We'd to see your PCP. ...Read more
Birth control: No amoxiclllen does not decrease the effectiveness of Sprintec ...Read more
Not necessrily: Usually birth control pills do not interact with other types of medications. But people on anti-seizure medications, antibiotics, and certain other drugs can effect how well the birth control pill works. You should discuss the interactions of medications with your personal physician. ...Read more
No: As a rule, ssri's don't affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Is sprintec a good birth control? Do all birth control pills have the same amount of effectiveness?
Sprintec: Sprintec gets mixed reviews. Birth control pills do not have the dame degree of effectiveness. ...Read more
What would be signs that amoxicillin was having an interaction with the effectiveness of Sprintec birth control?
Pregnancy: Although rare, antibiotics can interfere with birth control. You would not be aware of this until you miss a period. I recommend using a back up method of birth control, such as condoms, when on antibiotics. If your period does not come at the usual time, get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello. I have been taking tri sprintec birth control for over a year. Recently I started a new pack 1 day late. Am I still protected?
Yes: Just make sure to continue to take them every day about the same time each day. ...Read more
Would vegetable laxatives make my sprintec birth control less effective? How many can I take and how soon before or after can I take the laxitves?
No interaction: Follow the directions that come with the laxatives ...Read more
I forgot to take Sprintec birth control pills today in the same time as other day, and now is about 5hours late do I take it now or wait till tomorrow?
Sprintec uses a combination of Norgestimate and Ethynyl Estradiol and is effective contraception. It is a "third generation" pill using a newer progesterone that some woman tolerate better than the older-generation progesterones. Some studies have shown a slight increase in thromboembolic events with third-gen pills.
Best wishes! ...Read more
Sprintec OCs: Yes, but don't make a habit of it. The 7 white pills do not contain hormone; they are "spacers" to allow the estrogen levels to drop and bring on your period. If you miss one or more white pills, throw away those you didn't take and take the remainder before starting on the next regular cycle of white pills. There is no danger beyond the normal fail rate (2-3%) of pregnancy. ...Read more