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What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

Pills and copper IUD: Combination emergency contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus decreasing sperm movement &may interfere with ovarian release of hormones (lh) needed for pregnancy. Levonorgestrel only pills (progesterone) delay ovulation and LH surge. Ulipristal (upa) inhibits or delays ovulation. None of these affect an existing pregancy after implantation &are not = to medical abortion. ...Read more

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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


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What are the differences between different types of pain meds? Do they work the same way?

What are the differences between different types of pain meds? Do they work the same way?

NO: Many pain medications are narcotic based, such as morphine. Many are not and may be anti inflammatory drug like Aspirin or motrin. Some work on nerve conduction such as gabepentin. Others work on pain at the receptor for narcotics but can also block narcotics. Pain has many causes and there are many drugs for different kinds of pain. ...Read more

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What are the different types of fillings for cavities, and how do they affect your health?

What are the different types of fillings for cavities, and how do they affect your health?

White silver or: ....Ceramic. The white fillings would be a composite material, the silver is amalgam and you could even get a ceramic material to replace a filling. It all depends on which material the dentist uses and the size the filling is going to be. ...Read more

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What are the different types of dentists and what do each of them do?

What are the different types of dentists and what do each of them do?

Check: Check out the american dental association website to get the best information on all of the different dental specialties. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of treatments to your penis that make them longer?

What are the different kinds of treatments to your penis that make them longer?

Ones that don't work: There are many treatments available. However, none of them work. Be satisfied with what you have, as long as it works properly. It's the skill of the wizard not the length of the wand. ...Read more

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What number of heart assist devices are there and how do they work?

What number of heart assist devices are there and how do they work?

Be more specific: Depending on what you count as a device, there are many, maybe dozens, and they work in different ways. Even narrowing down to left ventricular assist devices, there are many types with different modes of operation. ...Read more

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What are the different types of scars you can get?

What are the different types of scars you can get?

Too many : There are lots of different types of scars: keloids are an overgrowth of a scar, hypertrophic scars are "proud" or elevated scars, depressed scars, acne scars, wide scars, darkened scars to name just a few. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the ingredients in common hangover pills and what do they do?

Doctors, what are the ingredients in common hangover pills and what do they do?

There aren't any: "common" hangover pills. There are hundreds of purported remedies for hangover. The reason for this is that none of them have been proven to work. When something actually works, then you see only that product and a few me-too drugs. Vitamins, antioxidants and a variety of herbal products are around, and every one has a different formulation. They likely don't cause harm,but do they work?Unknown ...Read more

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Are there different types of surface echoes for your heart or do they all look at the same things and measure the same things?

Are there different types of surface echoes for your heart or do they all look at the same things and measure the same things?

Heart sounds: There are 4 heart chambers and 4 valves and according to the defect and its nature and location we can have diferent sounds. Sometimes we have insignificant sounds called innocent murmurs. ...Read more

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What exactly are anabolic steroids? What are they, how do they work in the body, and which sports people use them?

What exactly are anabolic steroids? What are they, how do they work in the body, and which sports people use them?

They are chemicals: that are produced by the body, more in males than in females, including testosterone and a bunch of similar steroid molecules (like DHEA), which increase during puberty in males (less so in girls) to increase muscle mass, change distribution of fat/muscle, and cause sexual maturation. Synthetics have been made that mostly increase muscle mass. They are dangerous &cause liver and mental problems. ...Read more

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There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

Find laser expert: Finding a laser expert (someone who owns a lot of lasers, has expert training, and performs many procedures on a regular basis with good outcomes) is paramount. This is such a difficult subject that i wrote a book for the layperson entitled, "ultimate guide for the best skin ever: lasers". Available at: http://www.Amazon.Com/ultimate-guide-best-skin-ever/dp/1425914861. ...Read more

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How and where do I take HPV vaccine in the u.S.? Do I need a prescription? Are there different types of vaccine?

How and where do I take HPV vaccine in the u.S.? Do I need a prescription? Are there different types of vaccine?

From doctor: Your doctor can vaccinate against human papillomavirus. There have been various vaccines. Your doctor will have the latest approved version to administer. ...Read more

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What are the names of the abortion pill and where can i get these?

What are the names of the abortion pill and where can i get these?

Wrong forum: How much clearer can I be. We clearly state on nearly every page here that we do not offer treatment. That includes Abortion. Move on please. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What kinds of drugs are used to treat major depression and how do they work?

What kinds of drugs are used to treat major depression and how do they work?

Depression: Oldest group is tricyclic ad such as elavil. Another group are ssris such as prozac. Another are snris such as cymbalta (duloxetine). Another are Dopamine agents such as wellbutrin. Rest are one not belonging to above such as trazodone, symbiax, remeron. Effects are summerized as stabilization of adrenergic/dopaminergic/serotonergic/cholinergic. Neurotransmission in brain which result in stabilizing mood. ...Read more

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What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery? Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will do in future to prevent it again.

What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other  solutions?  What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out?  What type of  job will 
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Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

Can you tell me, are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

Yes: For example, there are about 100 different primary cancers that can affect just the top layer of the skin. ...Read more

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How many types of anemia are there? Are they divided in to groups? If so, how many and what are the names of the groups?

How many types of anemia are there? Are they divided in to groups? If so, how many and what are the names of the groups?

Complicated question: Most common is iron deficiency. That comes from blood loss another common type is anemia of chronic disease. Where your kidneys (for instance) don't produce erythropoetin. Another general type is hemolytic anemia. Blood is cleaved up. Most common cause in someone of your age group would be iron deficiency from menses. It's a huge question. Sorry this forum doesn't allow for bigger answers. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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