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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. Andrew Berry
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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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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