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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 take birth control continuously as not to have a period as
I take birth control continuously as not to have a period as well as not to get pregnant. I missed taking 1 Friday and doubled up on Saturday morning. I remembered my pill Sunday morning. Had unprotected sex Sunday night.
How at risk to get pregnant am I?
I was on orthotricylin years. I recently asked my
I was on orthotricylin for many years. I recently asked my gyno if I could skip my periods buy starting a new pack instead of taking the placebos and she said yes. So I did, and it worked for a week or 2.
Now I have been lightly bleeding (more than spotting) every day since then. This past week, I was on my 3rd week of active pills in my 2nd pack of of orthotricyclin (the 2nd pack I started when I skipped my first period) - and my request for a monophasic pill was filled this week. I started the new monophasic brand Friday June 26th. I had 5 pills remaining in the ortho pack but I read you can just start your new brand whenever.
I am still bleeding every day on and off. It's more than spotting so it's a huge hassle and driving me insane. I don't even know when my natural period falls anymore. If I stick with this monophasic and just keep taking them back to back, will the bleeding eventually go away? How do I make this stop? Even if I have to go back to having a period, it was nice to never have spotting. I wish I hadn't listened to her.
Please help. I am going crazy.
Im a 22 year old female who just engaged in unprotected
Hi, im a 22 year old female who just engaged in unprotected sex for the first time a few months ago. Im not sexually active now but about a month of 2 after i stopped having sex whenever masturbate i bleed. It doesnt hurt, a while ago i had a UTI and ive been taking cranberry tablets since and it hasnt bothered me. I dont know if the two are related. If its a microtear how long do they take to heal? Thanks
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