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What are some benefits of taking birth control pills?

What are some benefits of taking birth control pills?

Many: Decreased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. Decreased risk of fibroids, endometriosis, anemia, and lower risk of a hysterectomy in your lifetime. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What are some symptoms of birth control pill usage?

What are some symptoms of birth control pill usage?

Regular periods: Not sure i understand the intent of the question. The benefits of using birth control include regular periods, shorter bleeding, less cramping, less risk of infections and ovarian cysts, . Side effects can occur that include irregular bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, frequent yeast infections, nausea, etc. Both lists are too long to include here. Please clarify the question. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some good brands of birth control pills?

Your specific needs: There are many good oral contraceptive products. Which is the best for you depends on your life style, your risk factors and other specifics. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the benefits in taking birth control?

What are the benefits in taking birth control?

There are many: The combination pill offers many benefits, including some protection against............. *acne *bone thinning *breast growths that are not cancer *ectopic pregnancy *endometrial and ovarian cancers *serious infection in the ovaries, tubes, and uterus *iron deficiency anemia *cysts in the breasts and ovaries *premenstrual symptoms *depression *bad cramps *heavy and/or irregular period ...Read more

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What are the emotional consequences of taking birth control pills?

What are the emotional consequences of taking birth control pills?

It depends...: Women who suffer from depression and take anti-depressant medications usually do quite well on oral contraceptive pills. The pills themselves are not known to cause emotional symptoms. If emotional or psychological symptoms do begin after starting the pill, it may signal that there was an undiagnosed problem that already existed. If this does happen, please see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the consequences for taking birth control pills?

What did your doc sa: Say , most people do quite well, pills prevent pregnancy and can prevent ovarian cysts, and should make your period less heavy with less cramping if u are on the right pill for u, anyone can have a side effect that u can read about online. ...Read more

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What are examples of combination birth control pills?

What are examples of combination birth control pills?

Many different: There are many different names of combination birth control pills-some brand names and some generics-with many different hormone combinations (atype of estrogen and a type of synthetic progesterone)and also different doses.All prevent pregnancy, but may have minor variations in metabolism, side effects, and how you as an individual tolerate themthere is little evidence that any 1 pill is better. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of the birth control pill aleese?

What are some side effects of the birth control pill aleese?

Similar to others: All birth control pills carry similar side effects. These include nausea, breast tenderness, change in menses and other side effects common to all medications. Rare side effects include blood clots which can lead to stroke, deep venous thrombosis and heart attacks. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of taking birth control?

What are the negative effects of taking birth control?

Mild to severe: Common side effects are usually mild and reversible such as weight gain, mood swings, spotting, lack of periods, acne, hair growth. Choosing the correct bcp for you helps minimize the side effects, they are not all the same. Severe side effects can include stroke and blood clots but they are very uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking dianne pills?

What are the benefits of taking dianne pills?

Not many: Diane-35 is a hormone preparation approved for treatment of acne in young adult woman who also desire contraception. Its' sale in france was recently halted because of deaths caused by blood clots. There don't seem to be notable advantages. ...Read more

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What are the complications of using birth control pills while having diabetes?

What are the complications of using birth control pills while having diabetes?

Watch x wt. gain: Birth control hormones or oral contraceptives cause gain weight, fluid retention and other possible side effects which is something to be aware of for diabetics. ...Read more

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What are side effects of birth control pills?

Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more

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What types of birth control pills are there?

What types of birth control pills are there?

Basically 4 types: Monophasic - same estrogen level all month. Biphasic - 2 different levels and triphasic - 3 different levels. Also Progesterone only pills. ...Read more

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What are the advantages to taking lessina birth control?

What are the advantages to taking lessina birth control?

Low dose generic: Its not expensive and is an effective low dose birth control pill. If you smoke or have high blood pressure, or have history of serious blood clots, do not use any birth control pill as your risks for serious side effects are high. ...Read more

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What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

Varies: Contraceptives that contain hormones do cause mood changes in some women. Some women have less cyclic symptoms and certainly there are emotional and psychological effects related to concerns about contraception and pregnancy possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking birth control for your period?

What are the benefits of taking birth control for your period?

Many: Most women will have lighter periods with less blood loss. They usually also have less cramping and very regular predictable periods. In the long term, a woman that uses ocp's will have a lower risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are benefits of taking birth control if you have pcos?

What are benefits of taking birth control if you have pcos?

Birth control: It can regulate your periods and also help to control acne if it is present. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of birth control pills?

What are some of the side effects of birth control pills?

Mostly minor : Side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, and some breakthrough bleeding. As opposed to the rare risks of leg/lung clots or hi blood pressure, these risks are minor and temporary. ...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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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