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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Are there different types of surface echoes for your heart or do they all look at the same things and measure the same things?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: For example, there are about 100 different primary cancers that can affect just the top layer of the skin. ...Read more
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
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
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