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ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES: PROGESTIN-ONLY & COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
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  1. question How do I stop breakthrough bleeding and get my regular period back after a new cycle of birth control pills #716/13
    I have been a birth control pill user throughout the years, and have recently been given a new cycle of pills to take, which I started on my first day of my last period (which was July 30, 2013). My period stopped three days later, which is normal. I continued taking the pills as usual and now ...

  2. questionPerfect 40 year-old pill taker, currently on antibiotics, am I protected against pregnancy? #712/13
    Hi - I'm a healthy, non-smoking 40 year-old who uses Loestrin 24 fe as my only form of birth control. I'm a perfect user, in that I take my pills with an alarm each day, with never more than a couple minutes difference from day to day. I realize that based on my age, I have only about a 5% chan ...

  3. questionAre my chewable birth control pills as effective if I swallow them instead of chewing them? #711/13
    My doctor recently gave me some samples of Generess FE. When I got home, I realized they were chewable. I understand that some women can't swallow any pills, but that is no trouble for me. The instructions say to chew one pill without water each day. My worry is when I chew the pill, some of ...

  4. questionI take my pills perfectly and use condoms, how can I ease my anxiety about a possible pregnancy? #606/13
    Hello, I have quite a few questions regarding my birth control pill and pregnancy, etc. I have a high level of anxiety surrounding pregnancy, and I always think I'm bound to conceive no matter the precautions I take. I consider myself to be fairy well educated about birth control, pregnancy, et ...

  5. questionIf I stopped sexual intercourse before ejaculation and took my mini-pill 3 hours late, do I need to take emergency contraceptive pills? #603/13
    I started having sexual intercourse with my husband at around 11:20 AM today and I realized that I had forgotten to take my mini-pill this morning. This would have made me three and a half to four hours late taking it. I stopped the intercourse, prior to ejaculation and took my pill. I know ...

  6. questionCould I be pregnant if I missed pills, was late starting my pills and had sex with a condom once? #122/13
    Last month I started my pill on time, but managed to miss 4 pills in a row. I started bleeding and doubled up on my pills until I caught myself up and did not have sex. I was pretty much either having some kind of brown discharge or bleeding the whole month. Then this month I started my pack 4 ...

  7. question Would only 2 Microgynon birth control pills after unprotected sex be enough to protect me against pregnancy? #507/13
    I had unprotected intercourse on day 15 of my cycle and then I took 2 Microgynon pills. Is that effective or could I become pregnant? I have a regular cycle of 28 days. Good morning! Pregnancy is a possibility. If you ovulated on the 14th, then sex on the 15th could mean that sperm fou ...

  8. questionWhen would you recommend a tricyclic oral contraceptive pill for a woman? #509/13
    What patient profile would lead you to choose a tricyclic pill? What are the advantages? My suggestions: I discourage use of tricyclic pills unless a woman has been using them, likes them and wants to continue them. The primary concern I have is that they may lead to confusion. I am far f ...

  9. questionHow soon will my period begin after starting oral contraceptives? #409/13
    I have decided to go on the oral contraceptive pills. I started taking the tablets yesterday (April 12th), but I have not started my cycle. I just want to know when I will begin my period? I had a period the beginning of March and was due to start my period soon, but then I started taking th ...

  10. questionCould smoking cigarettes or cigars occasionally lower the effectiveness of my birth control pills? #403/13
    I have a question about the drug interaction between tobacco and oral contraceptives. I am by no means a chronic smoker, but every so often my boyfriend and I will either share smoking a cigar or smoking a hookah. This is mainly a social thing for us. I never gave it any concern as to whethe ...

  11. questionAt what age should I stop taking birth control pills? #411/13
    I am a healthy 54 year-old with normal blood pressure who has resumed taking the pill at 48 due to divorce. My ex-husband had a vasectomy, so I hadn't taken pills since early 30's. I feel great on the pill, look and feel young. I had to change doctors because not all of them will allow you to ...

  12. questionAfter unprotected sex, I have pregnancy symptoms. Should I use a backup method or am I protected by my birth control pills? #314/13
    Hello, I've sent a question regarding my pills and I still didn't get an answer. I'm really worried and would be glad if I could get help. I started my first pack 6 days after my period ended and a few hours after the 7th pill, had unprotected sex. He didn't ejaculate inside of me, but might ...

  13. questionWhat contraceptive method would you recommend since I will not be able to continue with my birth control pills due to complications? #408/13
    I'm 18 years old and I had been on the pill (Yasmin) since October last year and I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolism in February of this year. I was told that I had two very substantial clots in my upper lung, my right artery was a little bit blocked and that my lower right lung w ...

  14. questionAre my Diane birth control pills the cause of my pimples and acne and if so what are my options? #309/13
    I took Diane pills in 2011 for almost 1 year. My face was clean and very clear. Then I stopped for months, and I resumed them again in June 2012. I noticed I got pimples and acnes, but I really don't have any idea why and what the root cause was. I managed by taking Roacutane capsules for a mon ...

  15. questionWould I be able to tell when menopause begins if I am taking Seasonale or Lybrel birth control pills? #117/13
    I am a 46 year-old mother of two children and have an active sex life with my husband. I have had the ParaGard T380A copper IUD in place since 3/2003. I have not had any problems with it (although I don't appreciate the heavier periods all these years). I've read on your site and the WHO/HRP st ...

  16. question I had unprotected sex after starting Yasmin 38 days ago and I have a brown discharge. What is the cause? #208/13
    I have been taking Yasmin for the last 38 days. My gynecologist told me I could take one pack after the other if I didn’t want my period to come. These 2 packs are the first I had ever taken. Yesterday I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and early in the morning I had a small amount ...

  17. questionCould my YAZ pills be the cause of hormone imbalance? #113/13
    I have been on a combined, low-dose birth control pill (YAZ) for about 8 years now. I've recently been having symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. I take my pills like a perfect user- at the same time every single night. Is there a possibility that a hormonal imbalance may lower the effectivenes ...

  18. questionPlease clarify instructions on patients using birth control pills and taking antibiotics. #1214/12
    Hello, can you give the brief background as to why so many of the family practice providers tell patients that antibiotic use (such as Doxycycline for Malaria prophylaxis) will decrease the effectiveness of their oral contraceptive pills? In the women’s health clinic, we do not give suc ...

  19. questionWhat is the cause of my pimples and acne when I use birth control pills? #120/13
    I took the Diane birth control pills last 2011 for almost one year. My face was clean and very clear. Then I stopped taking the pills for months, but when I resumed them again it was June 2012, I noticed I had pimples and acnes. I really don’t have any idea why and what the root cause is. ...

  20. questionAre my Alesse birth control pills likely to cause blood clots? #510/12
    Hello, I’m 16 years old and on Alesse for my birth control. My sister was on birth control pills and had blood clots, so she had to stop taking them. She was in her early 30’s at the time. She wants me to stop smoking and stop taking pills and try a different method because she th ...

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