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Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Will double dose of birth control stop vaginal bleeding ?

Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read more

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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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If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

No OTC estrogen: There are no OTC estrogens. There are OTC meds that claim to estrogenic activity, but estrogen requires a prescription. Plan B, which OTC, is a progestin. If you took prescription estrogen while on Nexplanon, it would not effect the birth control, and may stabilize the endometrium, decreasing the bleeding. Talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Can taking extra doses of birth cobtrol stop breakthrough bleeding?

Can taking extra doses of birth cobtrol stop breakthrough bleeding?

Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...Read more

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Will doubling dosage of oral contraception stop bleeding?

Will doubling dosage of oral contraception stop bleeding?

Temporarily: That is a common way to decrease excessive bleeding, but only for a short period of time. The bleeding will almost always recur and will likely be even heavier when the pill is stopped. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 pills cause birth control pills to fail(qlaira) or breaktrough bleeding in the middle of cycle. never missed any of bcp?

Can omega-3 pills cause birth control pills to fail(qlaira) or breaktrough bleeding in the middle of cycle.
never missed any of bcp?

Unlikely. Only EPA =: eicosapentaenoic acid, https://www.google.com/#q=eicosapentaenoic+acid, from phytoplankton, at ~750 mg/day dosages (much higher to ? triglycerides) has evidence of reducing all cause mortality (vs. placebo) in many clinical trials, not the other omega-3 fatty acids. Effects on clotting remain somewhat unclear & largely minor & regarding your concerns, not likely significant, despite marketing. ...Read more

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Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

NOT recommended!: No, you may try another cycle on this Pills, but if you break through again switch to a different BCP or choose another BC method! ...Read more

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What type of birth contol pills will cause less break-through bleeding during your period?

What type of birth contol pills will cause less break-through bleeding during your period?

Varies: I really believe it is more of an individuals body chemistry response to an individual pill. Monophasic pills tend to cause less breakthrough bleeding, and a 30mcg Estradiol pill may give slightly greater endometrial stabilization to avoid breakthrough bleeding. It's really a matter of trial and error to find a birth control pill that doesn't cause any breakthrough bleeding or other side effects. ...Read more

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I'm taking orsynthia birth control pills, will taking ciprofloxacin 2 times a day affect the quality or efficiency of birth control?

I'm taking orsynthia birth control pills, will taking ciprofloxacin 2 times a day affect the quality or efficiency of birth control?

Antibiotics and BCP: Antibiotics may interfere with efficacy of BCP's. So you should use an additional form of birth control while you are on antibiotics just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can switching from one birth control pill (higher hormone pill to lesser hormone pill) cause spotting? There was no day without pill while switching.

Yes: Higher hormone (estrogen) content birth control pills tend to cause thicker uterine lining while lower hormone pills cause less. So when switching from high to low, you have less "support" for thick lining which is then shed. In reality, any change in birth control pills can lead to spotting. Best to stick w/bcp for 3 months to allow for adjustment (if you can wait). Otherwise, chat w/your doc. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control pills after getting the implanon stop my everyday spotting & bleeding?

Probably NOT: It adding more hormones on top of hormones go to your GYN Dr for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does taking an antibiotic while on birth control pill cause abnormal bleeding?

Does taking an antibiotic while on birth control pill cause abnormal bleeding?

Should not : It should not but being sick can often cause menstrual cycle disruption. If this is a one time event then it should correct itself. If this is a recurring problem you will need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can taking estrogen stop menstrual bleeding or spotting in between periods if on birth control?

Can taking estrogen stop menstrual bleeding or spotting in between periods if on birth control?

Change birth control: In my opinion it would make more sense to work with your doctor to find another birth control method for you that would have you bleeding and having to use adjunctive hormones. Makes no sense to me. ...Read more

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How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more