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What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

Lots of options: There are lots of birth control methods to choose from. The monthly vaginal ring and weekly skin patch are as effective as pills. There is an injection every 3 months. The most effective options are the implant in the arm or intrauterine devices. Check this interactive tool to learn more: http://www.arhp.org/methodmatch/ ...Read more

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What other way can my menstrual cycle be regulated other than being on birth control?

What other way can my menstrual cycle be regulated other than being on birth control?

Natural menstruation: Yes. There's a product by orthomolecular company named balance that has chaste berry, licorice an peony that helps regulate menstrual cycles naturally. You can do a quick search of the product and find differrent online stores to buy it. ...Read more

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What type of birth control exist? I've had bad reactions to pills. Is there any other solution?

What type of birth control exist? I've had bad reactions to pills. Is there any other solution?

Yes: Talk to your provider about what's best for your situation. Diaphrams and spermicide, IUDs, injections, condoms and perhaps others too. Condoms will protect against STDs too and that's really important. Have a consult. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there any way to have lighter periods other than birth control pills?

Is there any way to have lighter periods other than birth control pills?

Yes , plenty: Nuvaring, depo- Provera can get rid of periods, iud the Mirena (levonorgestrel) can also make them lighter, Lysteda - a med u just take on your periods, and if you do not want, any more kids, I do in office tubals- by essure of adiana- easy , takes 5 minutes, and then I do in office endometrial ablations takes 8 minutes, u miss 1/2 day work, it gets rid of your endometrium so either no more or minimal periods. ...Read more

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Other than birth control pills what is best way to avoid enlarging of ovaries?

Other than birth control pills what is best way to avoid enlarging of ovaries?

Healthy lifestyle: Oral contraceptives are most reliable. Keep your body mass index under 25. Try the polycystic ovarian syndrome diet. Best to consult the physician who is familiar with your ultrasound findings. ...Read more

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Is there anything to control diabetes besides pills?

Is there anything to control diabetes besides pills?

Diabetes options: The treatment of diabetes has multiple approaches. The fundamental treatment is diet, exercise, weight control. If these are inadequate, then pills are typically started due to simplicity and cost concerns. If these fail, then injectable agents such as Insulin or Byetta are started. This information relates only to type ii diabetes. Type i diabetics are always treated with insulin. ...Read more

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What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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What other possibilities of a missed menstrual cycle besides being pregnant are there?

What other possibilities of a missed menstrual cycle besides being pregnant are there?

Quite a few: Depending on age, fertily, modes of contraceptives (birth control), if any, then missing periods are quite common. Preganacy is one thing to think about, depending on situation. And sometimes for no reason mother nature wants to take a break. Stress (mental and physical), worries, malnutrition, early menopause, certain medications..Can disturb the cycle. But confirming pregnace is quite easy. ...Read more

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Are there other medicines for curing pcod except birth control pills?

Are there other medicines for curing pcod except birth control pills?

No: There is no medical cure for pcos. There are effective treatments. The best cure for most women is weight loss which will restore the cycle for most women with pcos. ...Read more

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What are some ways some one could not get pregnet besides birth control or condoms? Is there anything else that helps?

What are some ways some one could not get pregnet besides birth control or condoms? Is there anything else that helps?

...well, : Nothing that is very reliable other than abstinence, unless you have non-vaginal intercourse. Birth control and condoms are best to try to prev. Stds as well as pregnancy. But, to your question: you could use the 'morning-after' pill- every time you have intercourse, but i don't rec. That. Hopefully you can see a dr to learn more about bc, b/c it's the best option. ...Read more

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Is there any other birth control other than condoms and the pill / iud?

Is there any other birth control other than condoms and the pill / iud?

Yes: Abstinence is still the best with 100% results. Bcp are the most convenient. Iuds also are effective. There is also the implantable Norplant and the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot neither f which is as desirable as birth contra pills or the iud. There is also diaphragm and spermicidal gels. Your obgyn doctor/arnp will have the best information for you. ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills have depression as a side effect? Are there any that don't cause this?

Do all birth control pills have depression as a side effect? Are there any that don't cause this?

Depression ; OC's: Oral contraceptives (oc's) can all cause depression, but this effect is not automatic for all women. Emotional balance is a very complex thing, not regulated by hormones alone -- yet in some women can certainly be affected by them. You ; your ob-gyn physician may find that oc's differ in these effects for you. You may also have a depression which needs treatment regardless of oc's. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to treat ovaran cysts other then birthcontrol? Im 23

Is there any other way to treat ovaran cysts other then birthcontrol? Im 23

Yes: Ovarian cysts are normal to have; it's one of these cysts that will rupture to release an egg which is called ovulation. We get concerned if you have too many, too little or if they're solid depending on pt's age. If you are are 23, birth control pills are best, unless they are large or cause significant pain, which in that case, laparoscopic surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Other than prevent pregnancy, what are some reasons why it'd be good to get birth control pills?

Other than prevent pregnancy, what are some reasons why it'd be good to get birth control pills?

Many: Great question! many benefits to bcp's have evolved over the last 40 or so years that they have been around, allow me to list a few: 1. Regulate menses 2. Help to prevent ovarian cysts 3. Decrease heavy menstrual blood flow 4. Decrease cramping 5. Treatment for pcos (polycycstic ovary) 6. 5 years or more of use has been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer in 1/2 there's more... ...Read more

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Is there any progesterone only birth control that doesn't cause non stop spotting ? Combination pill are not an option due to history of blood clots

Is there any progesterone only birth control that doesn't cause non stop spotting ? Combination pill are not an option due to history of blood clots

Yes: Most long term options as Nexplanon or mirena/skyla iud or even dep shot (not my fav) will do the trick see your obgyn for options and rule out cervical or uterine polyps. ...Read more