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What Are The Advantages Of Progesterone Only Birth Control Pills
Several: Actually they are more effective than traditional sequential, combination pills because there are no hormone-free days. They do not cause strokes, blood clots or heart attacks. They may cause less decrease in your libido than combination pills which suppress testosterone production more from your ovaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Many benefits to bcp: The birth control pill has many benefits. It prevents pregnancy, but also helps the period to be regular, lighter and less painful. For some women it can improve pms and can improve breast lumpiness, though in a few women it can make pms worse or cause mood swings. Women who stay on the pill longer than 5 years have a lifetime decrease in risk of ovarian and uterine cancer by up to 50%. ...Read more
Irrregular bleeding: While acclimating to the pill, many women will have irregular bleeding. Also, compliance with the pill is necessary to ensure effectiveness. Rare side effects, such as blood clots, heart attack and stroke are rare in most healthy individuals, but need to be reviewed with all patients, including symptoms to look for, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
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
Your doc: Should ahve already discussed that with you. You may not have any but possible side effects can be break through bleeding, wt gain, no periods, blood clots ht attack, stroke, the same side effects that you could ahve taking any pill. Obviously some side effects are much less common than others nad many people who take them have no side effects. ...Read more
What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?
Blood clot: Any birth control method that has estrogen in it has rare, but serious, side effects like blood clot, stroke and heart attack. Keep in mind however that getting pregnant has a risk of blood clot that is 6 to 10 times greater than birth control. Also to keep things in prespective...Driving your car is probably the riskiest thing you do on a daily basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy & Bleeding: Birth control pills work best when taken at the same time everyday, without missing any. Studies have shown that many women are late in taking their pill or miss 1 - 3 pills per month. At the best, abnormal bleeding can occur. At the worst, especially if you miss the first several pills in the pack, an unintended pregnancy can occur. If this is your pattern, may consider changing your method. ...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
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