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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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How are you supposed to get the oral contraceptive pill?

How are you supposed to get the oral contraceptive pill?

From your doctor: Your obgyn should do an exam and pap and possible cultures on you and check your blood pressure and make sure you have no contraindications for the pill and then in my pts., i give them some samples, explain everything and write them a perscription for it. ...Read more

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Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.i decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?

Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.i decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?

No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. you can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more

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Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Not studied: This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question. To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more

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When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical. If you are nursing, make sure your milk is well established, or ocps can dry it up. ...Read more

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Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Not all cancers: Oral contraceptive pill do reduce the risk of ovarian cancers in women. However, if you have a BRCA gene confirmed by testing, breast, ovarian, and/or colon cancer could be in your future. ...Read more

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I'm on the oral contraceptive pill and i finished my gap week and started again but i had a tiny bit of dark bleeding when i had started again why?

I'm on the oral contraceptive pill and i finished my gap week and started again but i had a tiny bit of dark bleeding when i had started again why?

Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptive pill can be taken to stop periods completely and is effective and available in India??

Which oral contraceptive pill can be taken to stop periods completely and is effective and available in India??

Lybrel: There is only one pill that is marketed in the U.S. that is advertised as stopping periods completely. Women frequently have break thru bleeding even on it. I am not sure whether it is marketed in India or what the name would be there since different names for the same drug in different countries is common. ...Read more

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I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

Why?: Why would you take just one oral contraceptive pill? A single pill should not cause your period to be late unless you are talking about an emergency contraceptive which can alter your cycle but there is no reason to use emergency contraception if you aren't having sex. ...Read more

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Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?

Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?

See below: Fortunately, Levetiracetam is not metabolized through the liver, and is unlikely to interact with your ocp's. So far, there is very little to suggest long-term chronic issues on your med, and so i find no reason to have concerns regarding your future. ...Read more

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What should I expect on my bleeding if I start to use the oral contraceptive pill during my period?

What should I expect on my bleeding if I start to use the oral contraceptive pill during my period?

Not much: I have my pts start a pill on the first day of their period , so the period you start it , you will not see much, but next period at the end of the 1st pack should be lighter, and at your age you should be on the lowest dose pill if possible loloestrin, and in my pts i offer in office tubal sterilization- takes 5 minutes and then can do in office endometrial ablation to get rid of your periods. ...Read more

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Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?

Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) does have drug drug interactions, and your physician will know (or can easily check), which drugs to avoid. Heavier isn't a word i'd use for contraceptives, but a different one is likely neede it your doc noticed an interaction. ...Read more

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Can the oral contraceptive pill cause iron overloading? And if so, should it be stopped (my doctor has ruled out hemochromatosis)?

Can the oral contraceptive pill cause iron overloading? And if so, should it be stopped (my doctor has ruled out hemochromatosis)?

Possibly: Women who use oral contraceptives have higher blood iron levels than women who do not. It is thought that this may be due to the decrease in menstrual bleeding that is associated the the pills. However, there is no clear data that this causes iron overload/disease in the liver. ...Read more

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I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, i had my period as normal then a week later i started bleeding again why?

I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, i had my period as normal then  a week later i started bleeding again why?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. Linda Callaghan
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more