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What Are The Advantages Of Progesterone Only Birth Control Pills
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
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
No estrogen. : Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild cramps, headache and brown discharge 9 days before my period is due. Im on progesterone only birth control pills and missed 2 days worth?
Check a blood preg: Test and see your obgyn for an exam and other blood work and an ultrasound, i almost never have a non breat feeding pt on the progestin only pills because they are not strong enough, there is a newer low dose only 10 mcg of estrogen that is my #1 pill i prescribe loloestrin, but you need to make sure you are not preg. ...Read more
Progesterone: Because that is the active pharmaceutical agent. ...Read more
I am 35, not a smoker nor have I ever been but my Dr switched my birth control pills to progesterone only pills, are there any reasons for this?
May be: Related to the fact that the risk of "blood clots" is increased in women age >35 with the combined contraception pills and that while with higher dosed progestin dosing - utilized for issues other than contraception - that there is increased blood clot risk too, with the lower progestin used in "minipills" for contraception that this risk isn't really observed. Why not ask your doc? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?
I'm confused...: No birth control pill in the world contains progesterone, they all have synthetic progestins. I have never heard of "spiking progesterone" with bcp - is that what you are asking? If so, don't do it, it doesn't make sense, especially before ovulation. "extra" Progesterone should never be started until 3-5 days after ovulation. ...Read more
Does birth control pills help with treating idiopathic cyclic edema? speciaaly with someone who has edema due to progesterone deficiency?
I am on birth control pills. For how long should I stop taking them that my LH, FSH, progesterone and estradiol would be read accurate ?
Stop the pills: In 90% of cases you can test those things after the period starts. testing before that doesn't make much sense. ...Read more
How long should I wait after quitting my birth control pills to check my blood for LH, FSH, progesterone, & estradiol?
At least 7 days: At last 7 days. 4 weeks is even more reliable though. ...Read more
Will taking progesterone cream after birth control pills regulate my cycles if i bleed when stopping it after no periods for 7 months post pill?
More info: Hi Brittany, can you give me more details & I'll try to answer your question. ...Read more
What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?
26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?
Do you often prescribe multiphasic birth control pills? What are the advantages of them? Are periods light on them?
To avoid estrogen: Most birth control pills also contain estrogen but estrogen can decrease breast milk (for breast-feeding moms), increase blood pressure (for women who already have high blood pressure), cause an increased risk of stroke in women over age 35 who smoke, increase the risk of blood clots in women who have already had a serious blood clot, and aggravate headaches (for women with migraines. ). ...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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