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What are the advantages of progesterone only birth control pills?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 the proven advantages of the birth control pill?

What are the proven advantages of the birth control pill?

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

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What are the disadvantages of the birth control pill?

What are the disadvantages of the birth control pill?

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 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 the pros and cons of birth control pills?

What are the pros and cons of birth control pills?

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

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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 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 side effects of birth control pills?

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

Do a web search: The most important one that comes to my mind - is that they cause blod clotting sometimes where you dont want clots. ...Read more

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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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What are the side effects of using progestin birth control?

What are the side effects of using progestin birth control?

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

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What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

Haven't seen them: Haven't seen women's birth control pills without hormones. Can you post another question, and include the name or the pills? Perhaps you are referring to mini-pills that contain one instead of two hormones? ...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 some advantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

Timing: The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill. ...Read more

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What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

Bcp progestin: Camila, errin, jolivette, nor-qd, ortho micronor (norethindrone). Not as effective as bcp with both estrogen and progestin ( higher rate of pregnancy), important to take it at the same time every day, and not miss a pill. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

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 more

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What are the consequences of missing birth control pills a lot?

What are the consequences of missing birth control pills a lot?

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

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. Marvin Ott
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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