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Any other treatments for endometriosis besides birth control?

Any other treatments for endometriosis besides birth control?

Yes, several...: The two best treatments for endometriosis are Laparoscopic surgery and Depo Lupron (leuprolide) injections. During laparoscopic surgery, the endometriosis is cauterized to destroy it. This is frequently followed by a course of Depo Lupron (leuprolide) injections once per month. Lupron (leuprolide) switches off the estrogen production in your ovaries. This is temporary but it gives your body a chance to get rid of endometriosis. ...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


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Are there other harmonal treatments for acne besides birth control pill?

Are there other harmonal treatments for acne besides birth control pill?

Acne: No. There are not any other hormonal treatments for acne besides OCPs. However, there are many other treatments for acne, just not hormonal. These would include antibiotics, retinoids, and facial washes. ...Read more

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Is there any low androgen birth control pills that treat endometriosis?

Is there any low androgen birth control pills that treat endometriosis?

Yes: Based on a multicenter study in the 1990s, the best birth control pill for controlling endometriosis symptoms seemed to be LoOvral. Generic equivalents are called Elinest, Cryselle and LoOgestrel. ...Read more

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Are there other medicines for curing pcod except birth control pills?

Are there other medicines for curing pcod except birth control pills?

No: There is no medical cure for pcos. There are effective treatments. The best cure for most women is weight loss which will restore the cycle for most women with pcos. ...Read more

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Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...Read more

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Can i become sterile with birth control pills or any other birth control method?

Can i become sterile with birth control pills or any other birth control method?

NO!: No method of birth control will make you sterile, other than those that are intended to--a tubal ligation, or a procedure the blocks your tubes using a hysteroscope (from inside your uterus). It is a big myth that any method of birth control causes sterility. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

No : As long as you do not have or have never had a history of sexually transmitted disease, you should be able to conceive at the same fertility rate as any non contraceptive user. There are of course other causes of infertility. But, the above methods should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

Lots of options: There are lots of birth control methods to choose from. The monthly vaginal ring and weekly skin patch are as effective as pills. There is an injection every 3 months. The most effective options are the implant in the arm or intrauterine devices. Check this interactive tool to learn more: http://www.arhp.org/methodmatch/ ...Read more

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Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Most with estrogen: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. ...Read more

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Is Mirenas (levonorgestrel) efficacy decreased by other meds and supplements like birth control pills?

Is Mirenas (levonorgestrel) efficacy decreased by other meds and supplements like birth control pills?

Not much if at all: the Mirena (levonorgestrel) releases a small amount of Progesterone locally plus acts as an irritant by being ithere. the pill works on the feedback pathways in your body and depends on being metabolized by the liver where other meds can interfere ...Read more

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Is there any other birth control other than condoms and the pill / iud?

Is there any other birth control other than condoms and the pill / iud?

Yes: Abstinence is still the best with 100% results. Bcp are the most convenient. Iuds also are effective. There is also the implantable Norplant and the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot neither f which is as desirable as birth contra pills or the iud. There is also diaphragm and spermicidal gels. Your obgyn doctor/arnp will have the best information for you. ...Read more

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What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

Weight loss: The majority of women with pcos are overweight. Almost all of them will experience return of normal cycles with resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills ?

Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills ?

Yes: It's perfectly effective as a birth control due to the estrogen. The main difference is that the other hormone is typically a Progesterone in other combination pills. The second hormone in Estelle-35ED is an anti-androgen hormone called cyproterone acetate which decreases the level of androgens you are exposed to/able to respond to and thereby decreasing oily skin and acne. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more