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What Is The Difference Between Plan B And The Pill For Abortion
Two different things: Plan b is a high Progesterone pill whereas the "abortion pill" (mifepristone) is a Progesterone blocker. Plan b delays ovulation, so no abortion occurs, whereas Mifepristone acts on the already fertilized egg. See link for further details. http://www.choiceandhealth.com/whatisthedifference.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between the Plan B emergency contraceptive and regular birth control pills?
Mechanisms differ: Plan b is levonorgestrel. It alters the tubes to prevent passage of the eggs and sperm and prevent fertilization. It also alters the endometrium to prevent implantation. Birth control pills usually contain an estrogen and a progesterone. They suppress LH and FSH to prevent ovulation. They also alter the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering. ...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
Thinking about getting on the birth control pill what's the difference between combination pills and progestin only pills? Which is best for the body?
Effectiveness...: Progesterone-only pills are not as effective at pregnancy prevention as pills containing both estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, they are usually reserved for women who are breast-feeding and in other special circumstances. You will most likely want a combination pill unless you are breast-feeding. See your doctor! best wishes! ...Read more
Whats the difference betwen break-thru bleeding and period during placebo?.. And how to identify which is which?..
Monistat vs pill: The pill is a higher dose and is systemic , side effects include liver ,cardiac- Cream is lower dose external less SE. I try not to give diflucan (fluconazole) in pregnant women, and use monistat instead. Diflucan (fluconazole) should not be used with erythromycin class antibiotic( zithro etc) can have cardiac effects. if bad infection I give the pill ...Read more
Plan B: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Plan B One-Step is > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opposite effects...: Combination Oral contraceptive pills contain Estrogen and Progesterone. These are synthetic versions of hormones that also occur naturally in a woman's body. They prevent conception mostly by preventing ovulation. RU-486 is an ANTI-progesterone. It prevents progesterone from supporting the uterine lining and pregnancy and this results in a miscarriage. Best wishes! ...Read more
Etiology: A period is caused by sluffing of the endometrium from the decrease in Progesterone in women who have not conceived. Afterbirht bleeding is caused after a birth and is secondary to the inside lining of the uterus sluffing off and the uterus contracting after a pregnancy. It can occur for a few weeks whereas period bleeding usually lasts only 7 days. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: If you are taking a regular birth control pill daily, you should not need plan b. But if you have taken it twice and have not missed any pills, you may not see any change in your cycle, or you may see irregular bleeding. You should consider using condoms and spermicide in addition to your birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more
What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?
No interaction.: If you are on birth control pills, took the morning after pill and are taking Amoxicillin for an unrelated reason, you are extremely unlikely to be pregnant. Check a home urine pregnancy test the after a missed period and if negative repeat in a week - that's the only way to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
C diff. On vancomycin the liquid stuff. 125mg 4x a day. Is this the right treatment for me? Is there difference between liquid and the pill?
C diff: You are on the proper medicine for c diff. There is no difference between the pill and the liquid. ...Read more
Intentional or not: A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends unintentionally in the first half of pregnancy (before 20 weeks). An abortion is a pregnancy that is intentionally ended at any stage in pregnancy, for medical or non-medical reasons. An abortion is also known as a termination of pregnancy. Many pregnancies that miscarry are genetically abnormal, but women should consult a specialist after 2 miscarriages. ...Read more
What is the difference between the pill, nova ring and the patch? Which one is better if i'm looking for less hormones king of bc?
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