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Dental problem in IVF hi all, we started our IVF cycle 2 days back with birth control pills. My wife will go on to injections from next to next week. My wife had a wisdom tooth which started giving her pain now and I am not sure on how to proceed. This

Dental problem in IVF hi all, 
we started our IVF cycle 2 days back with birth control pills. My wife will go on to injections from next to next week. My wife had a wisdom tooth which started giving her pain now and I am not sure on how to proceed.

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Generally : Generally speaking it is preferable to avoid illness or additional medication during the ivf cycle. However, medical and dental issues also need to be addressed and resolved to optimize outcomes with ivf. So there is always a balance. I would recommend that you find out from your dentist exactly what they need to do, then speak with your ivf doctor. He or she is also invested in making sure you have the best outcome and can adjust your calendar or protocol if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if i take birth control pills before my period?

Could you tell me what happens if i take birth control pills before my period?

Extra bleeding: If you take birth control pills right before your period it can throw your cycle off and you may get bleeding twice in the same month. ...Read more

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Who can not take birth control pills?

Who can not take birth control pills?

BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take birth control pills?

Can you tell me how to take birth control pills?

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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What can happen when you take birth control pills?

What can happen when you take birth control pills?

Side effects BCP's: I'm not sure why at your age your taking bcp's. In any case the commonest side effects are related to the estrogenic component and can include nausia, water retention and weight gain, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

No: Don't take any with estrogen as they may decrease your milk supply. Take the minipill or other progesterone-only methods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

NO: You should not take birth control pills when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, stop them immediately and get in to see an ob/gynecologist for an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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