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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
Should: Most OCP's will improve the symptoms of PMS. But if that doesn't work there are other effective treatments. ...Read more
Transgendered: There is nothing in your file to indicate why a man would want to take oral contraceptives. Are you asking because you are transgendered and want to change genders? If you are not asking because you want to become a female then the answer is no. There is no reason to take estrogen and progresterones if you are a man. Birth control pills would not be used in a man. ...Read more
Extended cycle pills: Many women do this in order to skip a period. It's perfectly safe. ...Read more
In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more
Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes thet can: So use a backup method the month you are on antibiotics. ...Read more
I'm planning to take 21days oral contraceptive pills just for a month since we are on a ldr relationship of my partner. Is there any bad effects?
Birth control: Before you start birth control your doctor should meet with you to make sure you are an appropriate candidate with no medical conditions that exclude you from being able to take them. I think you are asking if it is ok to take previously described birth control pills for a short duration of time. If you were told you can take birth control then there is no safety issue only taking them for 1 month ...Read more
In general,: I tell patients to use a back up method like a condom for 9-10 days after stopping another medication like an antibiotic. It is unlikely that most antibiotics will reduce the effectiveness of your birth control, but be on the safe side and use another form for now. Keep taking the pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to know if it's safe to take phytoestrogen for premenopausal symptoms and oral contraceptive pills at the same time?
I only have this fishy vaginal odor durinh sex. Before & after that its gone. Its all start when im started taking oral contraceptive pills?
I've tried all different oral contraceptive pills and have mood swings with all is there a pill that is recommended that won't give me mood swings?
Rings and implants: The mood swings that you're having likely have something to do with the higher swings in hormone levels associated with oral contraceptive pills. You can avoid this by trying methods that have a more consistent release and lower overall systemic hormone level like vaginal ring, iud , arm implant. ...Read more
Maybe: Rarely a woman may get depression symptoms from taking oral contraceptives. Usually they are predisposed to depression to begin with. If you were well, started the pill, and got depressed, simply discontinue the pill, use alternate form of contraception and see if you get better. It may take 1-2 weeks to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: OCPs do increase your risk of blood clots. This risk is low in young, healthy women but can be significant some women with certain medical conditions. They are not recommended in women over age 35 who smoke or in women with combinations of age or medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension. If you are a smoker, have a medical condition or are over age 35, you should ask your doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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