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Treatment Endometriosis Other 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
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
Lupron (leuprolide): Best thing out there, stop caffiene.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?
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
Is Mirenas (levonorgestrel) efficacy decreased by other meds and supplements like birth control pills?
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
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
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