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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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When will you stop taking oral contraceptive pills?

When will you stop taking oral contraceptive pills?

?: Whenever you want to stop taking birth control pills you can. You won't be protected from getting pregnant. If you don't want to get pregnant and you don't like taking birth control pills there are other birth control methods. ...Read more

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Hi Do men take Oral Contraceptive Pills Aswell Thank You?

Hi Do men take Oral Contraceptive Pills Aswell Thank You?

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

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Do you really need to take oral contraceptive pills every night or depends on what particular time you started taking it? I took it 2:33 pm. Is it ok

For the most: Effectiveness bc pills should be taken at the same time every day , it can be off by 1-2 hrs, if occasionally it is off by more than that usually it should be ok, if u miss an entire day , take 2 the next day and use backup birth control the rest of that cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

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

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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

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

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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?

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

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Can you take tetracycline when you have oral contraceptive pills?

Can you take tetracycline when you have oral contraceptive pills?

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 more

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Want to know if it's safe to take phytoestrogen for premenopausal symptoms and oral contraceptive pills at the same time?

Want to know if it's safe to take phytoestrogen for premenopausal symptoms and oral contraceptive pills at the same time?

Not good: So called phytoestrogens are inconsistent but if they work it is due to supplying more estrogen--and the ocs already give mmore estrogen than your ovaries produced when you were younger. Therefore, not a good idea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is taking oral contraceptive pills is a reason for depression?

Is taking oral contraceptive pills is a reason for depression?

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 more

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Can i have blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills?

Can i have blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills?

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 more

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Hi,Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Stop Or Reduce Acne Thank You?

Hi,Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Stop Or Reduce Acne Thank You?

Usually: I never promise my pt's anything. But I have put some of the girls on bcps for acne and it seems to help them quite a bit ...Read more

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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


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Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more