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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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Lately when I wake up I feel like I wanna throw up. I'm on the birth control pill. Me and my bf have been playing lately should I be concerned?

Take preg test: It sounds to me like you are worried that you might be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test and find out. If it is negative you can see your doctor to discuss morning nausea. ...Read more

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If I take my birth control pill at night and throw up the next morning, do I need back up contraception. I am seasonique so my period won't come yet.

If I take my birth control pill at night and throw up the next morning, do I need back up contraception. I am seasonique so my period won't come yet.

No: Not if you took the pill the night before. IF this is happening frequently then a doctor should evaluate your morning vomiting. You would also consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD as a birth control option that would also reduce or eliminate periods. ...Read more

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Should I take the birth control pill tonight? Yesterday at around 1 pm I took my first birth control pill, called apri. A few hours later I felt very sick, nausea, dizziness, etc. I went home from work early because of this, and ended up vomiting up my en

Should I take the birth control pill tonight? Yesterday at around 1 pm I took my first birth control pill, called apri. A few hours later I felt very sick, nausea, dizziness, etc. I went home from work early because of this, and ended up vomiting up my en

Take at bedtime: Nausea can happen for 5-10% of women in the first cycle. Taking at bedtime may help. It's important to take the same time every day and not miss. Typically nausea improves after the first 1-3 months. If your pill causes vomiting, call your doctor to ask about a different pill. There are many different pills with different doses or different hormone combinations. ...Read more

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Took Plan B a month ago, taking my birth control pill, period came on time, pain under right side of rib. Vomiting, nausea. Could I be pregnant?

Took Plan B a month ago, taking my birth control pill, period came on time, pain under right side of rib. Vomiting, nausea. Could I be pregnant?

Probably not, but...: If worried, can test. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is usually presumed not pregnant. ...Read more

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I was on birth control and it made me throw up every month so I got an IUD. I keep getting painful cysts from the IUD. Should I switch back to pills?

LARCs are best: Long-acting-reversible contraceptives (or LARCs) are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancies and may be your best choice. Consult a caring and knowledgeable Gyn about a subdermal implant or a copper IUD (not a hormonal IUD). Either one may be your best option...so try either one; this would be much better than "switching back to oral contraceptive pills". ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and I'm on birth control pills. I just started to take birth control pills (im on week 3) and my stomach just started hurting really bad and I feel like im going to throw up, what is going on?

My stomach hurts and I'm on birth control pills. I just started to take birth control pills (im on week 3) and my stomach just started hurting really bad and I feel like im going to throw up, what is going on?

Sometimes: Sometimes pills will cause nausea. It is usually progressive rather than sudden onset. Also the abdominal pain is not a typical feature of the nausea associated with oral contraceptives. If the pain gets worse you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if I skip a birth control pill?

What happens if I skip a birth control pill?

Oral contraceptive.: Missing one pill in a month will not significantly impact effectiveness - but if you miss more than that - it will progressively reduce effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can I get a birth control pill from the store cvs?

Can I get a birth control pill from the store cvs?

Yes: Yes, but you will need a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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What should I do when I miss a birth control pill?

What should I do when I miss a birth control pill?

Double up: If you forget one pill, take it when you remember, which usually means you double up, then resume the normal schedule. If you forget 2, double up 2 days in a row to catch up. If you forget 3, restart a new pack in 2 days and use backup contraception for the cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lactate on a birth control pill?

Is it possible to lactate on a birth control pill?

Yes: You can breast feed on low dose birth control pills ie loloestrin. Breat leaking on ocp and you are not breastfeeding is not normal. It may be due to hypothyroidism or a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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What should you do if you miss a birth control pill?

What should you do if you miss a birth control pill?

Double up: If you forget one pill, take it when you remember, which usually means you double up, then resume the normal schedule. If you forget 2, double up 2 days in a row to catch up. If you forget 3, restart a new pack in 2 days and use backup contraception for the cycle. ...Read more

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Is a birth-control pill really enough to stop ovulation?

Depends on type: Common birth control pills containing synthetic estrogen and synthetic Progesterone prevents ovulation about 99% in ideal conditions. Progestin only pills (containing only synthetic progestin) do not stop ovulation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a birth control pill that has been chipped?

Probably not: By chipped you mean a piece of the pill is missing? If so than the dose will be lower than usual. This may increase risk of pregnancy if it's a large piece missing. But a small chip on a single pill is probably fine as long as no other pills have been missed. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a birth control pill to stop my bleeding?

How long will it take for a birth control pill to stop my bleeding?

Several days: Birth control pills are sometimes used to stop a prolonged period. They work to stop the period most of the time, and should do so in 3-5 days. Some women will continue to spot despite being on the pill, and some women will need to take several pills a day for 3-5 days to get the heavy bleeding to stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a birth control pill that can provide the least side effects?

Please discuss this: With your gyn as your gyn knows u and your medical history and gyn history my #1 pill I put my pts on is loloestrin since it is the lowest dose combination pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen so least amount of wt gain, bloating, chance for blood clot etc. And I always give my pts a few samples to make sure they like the pill, and it agrees with them before they ahve to spend money. ...Read more

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What do I do if I missed a birth control pill and the next day pills are brown?

What do I do if I missed a birth control pill and the next day pills are brown?

Placebo: If the brown pills are your placebo iron pills at the end of the pack, then you should be ok. It is always safe to add condoms, when you are not sure if you are right on your bcps. ...Read more

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If you forget to take a birth-control pill and the next day take two doses, can the ovulation still occur?

If you forget to take a birth-control pill and the next day take two doses, can the ovulation still occur?

Birth control: It is always a good idea to double up a dose if you miss a pill. Most likely the pill will still be effective that month unless you miss more than two doses in a row. It is never a bad idea to use back-up contraception for the rest of the month as an extra precaution. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be spotting after missing a birth control pill? I take mine at night but forgot, so I took it when I woke up

   Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time)  is very common on birth control.: It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time.  If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen  then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working ...Read more

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When is a birth control pill considered missed? I heard after 24 hours. Is that right? Latest I've ever taken my pill was once 11 hours after.

Take very 24 hrs: To work work effectively, the birth control pill should be taken every 24 hours. You will probably get varying opinions on this, but I would consider a pill taken 2 hours late to be "late" ...Read more

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Missed a birth control pill, a pill on the third week. Do I need backup protection? Took two the same day when I remembered (about 32 hours later)

Safe.: By taking two the day following a missed pill you should be safe. However if you're routinely missing pills I might consider switching to a method with more continuous release like a ring, patch, implant, or iud. ...Read more

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I found a birth control pill that I must have not taken and I don't remember which day it was, but I do know it's from my current cycle. Will I be ok?

I found a birth control pill that I must have not taken and I don't remember which day it was, but I do know it's from my current cycle. Will I be ok?

Missed pills: Missing birth control pills decreasing the effectiveness. Since we don't actually know if you forgot to take one then it is not possible to guess. If you are having trouble remember pills consider a more effective and easier option such as a Mirena/Skyla IUD or the Nexplanon implant ...Read more

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Hi. I realized today that I missed a birth control pill about a week and half ago. I just totally skipped over it. (I am on the 28 day pills). So bas?

Hi. I realized today that I missed a birth control pill about a week and half ago. I just totally skipped over it. (I am on the 28 day pills). So bas?

Missed pill: Usually missing one pill isn't an issue with the exception of the very low dose pills (the 20mcg estradiol pills), so I wouldn't worry too much. However, it won't hurt to check a pregnancy test before starting the new pack ...Read more

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When should you go on a birth control pill?

When should you go on a birth control pill?

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

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How long does it take for a birth control pill to be effective?

How long does it take for a birth control pill to be effective?

Effectiveness of BCP: It takes about 2 weeks for a bcp to be effective if you've started soon after your menses. Nevertheless, I advise my patients to use condoms the first month, and to rely on the bcp the second months. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more