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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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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 soon after a vaginal birth can I start birth control pills?

How soon after a vaginal birth can I start birth control pills?

2 weeks: You can start a progesterone-only pill about 2 weeks postpartum. A combined pill with estrogen and Progesterone shouldn't be started until a few months after delivery as the estrogen can slightly increase your risk of blood clots immediately postpartum and can decrease your milk supply if started too soon. ...Read more

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Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Usually not: I am assuming you mean Diflucan (fluconazole) or Monistat vaginal suppositories (for yeast infection)? No they do not interfere with your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Could inserting birth control pills vaginally be effective?

Could inserting birth control pills vaginally be effective?

Nuvaring: I admire your innovative thinking. In this case, inserting birth control pills vaginally is not effective. However, inserting NuvaRing in the vagina is effective. This soft contraceptive ring is inserted in the vagina for 3 weeks, removed for 1 week and then replaced by a new one. ...Read more

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Can you take extra birth control pills in one day if you have to stop vaginal bleeding ?

First know the cause: Oral contraceptives are often used to stop "breakthrough bleeding" by "doubling" the pills for several days. However , if the cause is unknown, please check;with your gyn first. ...Read more

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How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more

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Will they perform the pelvic/vaginal test on my daughter at her first visit to dr to get the birth control pills?

Depends on variables: If she is sexually active she will need the exam and some screening tests for std's. If not, they may do a basic external exam and evaluate the anatomy, a wet q-tip inserted through the opening can confirm the length of the vagina, as some girls are born without this forming.You can call ahead and seek information on their basic protocol. ...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


Vaginal Birth (Definition)

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area ...Read more