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Birth Control Problems
Birth Control refers to the various methods used to prevent pregnancy from occurring. One of the most common forms of birth control is birth control pills. These pills contain
and progesterone and are usually taken daily to inhibit a woman's fertility. Birth control pills have been used in the United States since 1960 and there are over 100 million women around the world who use them. To learn more about birth control pills and the possible problems associated with taking them, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.
Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control pills? How soon can someone get pregnant in this situation?
The onset of bleeding after a woman stops using birth control pills is a common occurrence and could be a sign of withdrawal bleeding. To understand how soon a woman can get pregnant will usually depend on her ovulation cycle. In most cases, a woman will begin ovulating within two weeks after she stops birth control. If sperm enters the vagina during ovulation, there is an increased chance of getting pregnant. However, if a woman is not sure if she is pregnant after she stops using birth control, she should take a pregnancy test to confirm this..
My triphasic birth control pill caused breakthrough bleeding. I also have a pH imbalance. What can I do?
is a common occurrence when a woman uses triphasic birth control pills. To avoid breakthrough bleeding, many women use a monophasic birth control pill. A few recommended ones are Loestrin 24, Yaz, Orthonovum, Demulen, Yasmin, Orthocyclen and Alesse. With regard to the pH imbalance, there are a few medicines that can control this such as RepHresh cream which is an over-the-counter product. In addition, a woman can ask her doctor for a prescription of Boric Acid vaginal suppository which usually helps regulate vaginal pH levels. Diet and exercise also play a major role in controlling this problem.
Can birth control pills cause gastrointestinal problems?
Birth control has the potential to cause these issues due to the presence of progesterone which can make the intestines slow down. The reason for this is that progesterone is a smooth muscle relaxant and can affect the smooth muscles of the intestine, causing food to pass through it more slowly. As a result of this, symptoms such as gas, bloating and nausea can occur. However, the best way to determine if birth control is causing these issues would be to avoid birth control pills for a month or change the type of birth control being used. A good doctor can suggest the right birth control to use and if there are improvements seen afterwards, it is possible that the birth control that was initially being used was what created the problem in the first place.
How safe is it to take birth control pills for the first time at the age of 43 and take them along with Temazepam?
Generally, if a woman doesn't smoke, doesn't have a history of
and doesn't have medical conditions such as migraines or high blood pressure, birth control is considered relatively safe. The dosage is generally one pill daily and this can be taken in the morning or in the evening. However, the medicine should be taken around the same time every day and should not be skipped even for a day. Apart from being safe, it is also a good idea for a woman who takes Temazepam to take birth control as well since this drug could cause birth defects if pregnancy occurs.
Can Solodyn affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?
Although there is no concrete research to show how most antibiotics affect birth control pills, there is some indication that tetracycline and antibiotics in the tetracycline family, such as Solodyn, may reduce the effectiveness of birth control. One antibiotic that is typically shown to decrease birth control effectiveness, however, is Rifampin. Birth control and, especially, birth control pills are widely used around the world. Most women use them to avoid getting pregnant while others may use them to regulate hormonal issues. If you are considering birth control and have questions and concerns about it, get in touch with an Expert. They can offer insights and suggestions on possible methods of birth control that would suit your needs best.
Recent Birth Control Questions
I am on day 13 of my pill pack (I have been using a combination
Hi! I am on day 13 of my pill pack (I have been using a combination birth control for about 2 years now) and I have been experiencing spotting for a couple of days. This is the third day that I have been "breakthrough bleeding," and I noticed that the blood is very very dark, like almost black. It's making me very nervous... I'm pretty sure that it's not a pregnancy, because I have been taking my pill perfectly for this entire pill pack and I did not miss my period 2 weeks ago. Do you have any ideas as to what is going on with my body?
What is your opinion on the birth control device known as
What is your opinion on the birth control device known as Mirena? My gynecologist is recommending it to me because I have severe cramps every month and very heavy bleeding at the end of my period. I am 42 years old. I had irregular cells on my cervix when
I was 19 which they froze off. I am nervous about using it for two reasons. There have been reports and lawsuits on tv saying that Mirena had perforated the uterus of several women. My doc says this is due to lack of knowledge on their doctor's part on the
proper insertion of the device. She and her practice put in a lot of these with great success. The other reason is that I use tobacco products and I worry that adding hormones to my body will greatly increase my risk of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, or
just cancer in general. Is this true? How concerned should I be? I know the best plan is to cut out the tobacco. I'm working on it, but not there yet. Advice?
My boyfriend and myself are using the pull out method as
Hi. My boyfriend and myself are using the pull out method as a strategy to keep me from getting pregnant. I'm not on birth control. I do have an almost four year old son and had been pregnant twice since him. But the other two pregnancies were aborted. so I'm sure this changes my hormones a bit and I may be suseptable to pregnant higher than usual. The question I have is that when my boyfriend and myself are having sex, I can't help but wonder if he ejaculates just a little before pulling out. When I stand up to walk to the bathroom and pee, I notice I'm more wet than I remember being. I have also taken a mirror to see if there's any ejaculate inside my vagina, but I can't tell if it's just me, or him or both. I want to keep from getting pregnant as we are still building my relationship. Although I'm sure in due time I wouldn't mind having a child with him. Can you help me figure out if he ejaculating inside me by telling me what I should look for? I know that sperm can have different texture and viscosity, I just need to be able to distinguish the difference between my vaginal fluids to his ejaculate. Thanks.
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