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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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Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

If it helps: There are many over the counter treatments that are formulated to help with menstrual symptoms, if they work for you then you can certainly use them and if gas x works the same logic applies. ...Read more

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Can one or two cigarettes every few weeks mess with my birth control?

Can one or two cigarettes every few weeks mess with my birth control?

No: I am tempted to say of course simply to encourage you to quit altogether. But in truth one or two cigarettes every few weeks will not interact with your birth control. ...Read more

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I'm already infertile, i take birth control to help with the monthly bleeding. Would taking a prohormone mess with my birth control very much?

I'm already infertile, i take birth control to help with the monthly bleeding. Would taking a prohormone mess with my birth control very much?

Yes: Estrogen and testosterone are very similar in their chemistry within your body differing solely by a few . Higher testosterone levels in women can effect estrogen. I'm not sure why you would take the risks of prohormone, even given that you are infertile. ...Read more

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Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

St Johns wort: The most notorious supplement/health food store drug that interacts with birth control is st. Johns wort--taken for depression. Other interactions haven't been well prescribed, but it's still possible that there could be interactions. Talk with your doctor about which supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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My birth control is messing up my cycle. What do you suggest?

My birth control is messing up my cycle. What do you suggest?

Missed pills: If you forget to take a one pill, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take 2 pills the day you remember and 2 pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule. If you miss more than 2 birth control pills, call your health care provider for instructions. ...Read more

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I ran out of my birth control medicine an after two weeks of not taking it i finally got my refill in , will it mess up my periods?

Withdrawal bleeding: You will have early withdrawal bleeding, but will stop when you resume your contraceptive. Be sure to use a 'back up' method of contraception if you are sexually active to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can missing two days of birth control mess up your cycle?

Can missing two days of birth control mess up your cycle?

Yes: When women miss pills it often results in vaginal bleeding. It also will limit the effectivness of the pill for birth control. So an alternate form of contraception is needed. ...Read more

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I was told by a friend that birth control really messes up your body. Is this true or is there nothing to worry about?

I was told by a friend that birth control really messes up your body. Is this true or is there nothing to worry about?

Not true: I am not sure what your friend means by "messes up your body." Oral contraceptives, which is what I assume you mean, are generally safe, well-tolerated, and effective. Like any medication, there are risks. Note, however, that some of the side effects of oral contraceptives also are side effects of pregnancy! Taking oral contraceptives will not cause permanent harm to your reproductive system. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots mess up birth control?

Do cortisone shots mess up birth control?

Possibly: Cortisone (or any steroid) can interfere with hormonal forms of birth control, though this does not always happen. If you are strongly concerned, remember that the shots will not interfere with a barrier method such as a condom. ...Read more

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What ingredients in Advocare spark mess up birth control?

What ingredients in Advocare spark mess up birth control?

Stimulants: They contain stimulants like caffeine and GABA which increase metabolism of birth control pills and make the pills less effective. You will need a higher dose birth control pill to work effectively to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Gary Sandler
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Gas X (Definition)

Gas-X is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more