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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
Hello, I have a question about birth control pill storage.
Hello, I have a question about birth control pill storage. I take Minastrin 24 Fe and I'm good about taking it at about the same time every day (at most a 30 minute time span.) I keep my pills in an inner pocket of my purse, which I keep in a backpack when I'm at home. I don't keep my pills in the bathroom, but when I shower, I keep the shower door a little bit open. The bag that I keep my pills in is typically about 20 feet from the shower, but in the bedroom. I didn't think much of this until today when I realized that my bedroom windows get foggy when I shower, but the bedroom mirror does not. The bathroom mirror fogs, and I shower in the morning. I don't now if this has to do with outdoor temperatures and a slight increase in indoor temperature when I shower or not, and I think that the pills are pretty well protected inside my purse inside my backpack, but I just wanted to make sure that they weren't going to be compromised from humidity exposure.
I had a baby and started my period last month. It was a regular
I had a baby and started my period last month. It was a regular period which lasted for 5 days. I am on my second period since giving birth and i am on my 8th day. My concern is the blood is still bright red and although it isn't heavy, it also isn't brown. Should I consult and when?
I am 50 years old with Menorrhagia, sometimes bleed quite
I am 50 years old with Menorrhagia, sometimes bleed quite heavy for two to four weeks, it has been going on for a very long time, it's inconvenient, I am tired have no energy & not getting enough exercise also worry that I'm gaining a bit of weight a recent blood test show iron deficiency. In August had hysteroscopy & smear test under anaesthetic. Atrophic uterine cavity was found on hysteroscopy. They were unable to obtain endometrial biopsy due to atrophy. I am still waiting for smear test results. After hysteroscopy had two minute chat with Gynaecologist he believes the problem is due to my age and treatment is to be discussed in clinic...
My in clinic appointment is 4th December.
I would like your honest opinion of the very best treatment available, will this be in the form of hormone replacement therapy? I have been told that there is good quality and bad quality hormone replacement therapy so which one is the best? Please be honest...
Or should I just let nature take its course & suffer in silence ? I do wonder... What are the pros & cons?
I do not have any other health problems, I have never smoked but like a glass of wine but drink in moderation.
PS. ( I had Endometriosis & Polups removed in 2007 by same Gynaecologist)
Look forward to your answer.
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