Birth Control / Contraceptive

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Birth Control / Contraceptive Overview

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy.[1] Birth control has been used since ancient times, but effective and safe methods of birth control only became available in the 20th century.[2] Planning, making available, and using birth control is called family planning.[3][4] Some cultures limit or discourage access to birth control because they consider it to be morally, religiously, or politically undesirable.[2] The most ...

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Anyone Experiencing Missed Periods And Slight Weight Gain On Lo Loestrin Fe Birth Control
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I have been on this pill since March and only got my period the first month I was on it and it was very light and only lasted a couple of days. haven't gotten it since. I have taken tests...all negative. Any one else experiencing this? ## Since there are hormonal based contraceptive tablets, both of these symptoms can be normal side effects of using the medication. There is really no harm in skipping your menstrual cycle, there are even contraceptives on the market that are specifically designed to let you skip for several months in a row. However, if you are concerned, you should consulted your doctor. Are there any other questions? ## I probably started taking this in April/May. I can't remember exactly. For the first three packs I didn't get a period. On the fourth pack I...
Updated 8 hours ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Switching from minastrin to mibelas
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I've been taking minastrin for about four years now. I was forced to switch over to the generic brand, mibelas. I haven't started mibelas yet but I will be in a few days. I'm worried because I don't want my periods to be affected or anything like that. I haven't really seen any positive reviews on mibelas so I'm pretty skeptical. Is there anyone here who has made the switch to the generic brand and can offer me some advice on if you've had any changes with periods or just in general? Thanks! ## Don't switch, it's horrible! I just made the switch too and wish i hadn't. I'm one month in and miserable. Depression, acne, moodiness, bloating, you name it. Don't switch if you can avoid it. ## Are you going to switch to a new birth control then? ...
Updated 11 hours ago in Mibelas 24 Fe.
Missed 2 periods while on Minastrin 24 Fe
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I've taken Ministrin 4 Fe for over a year and have only missed 1 period a few months ago. I didn't get my period last month though, and am about to take my third sugar pill for this month but still haven't gotten my period. Should I be concerned since if I don't get this period, I will have missed two periods in a row? Or is this just a possible side effect? ## Have you missed any pills? Skipping periods, or not having them at all, can be a normal side effect for some woman that take hormonal contraceptives, according to FDA reports. Others are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Has your doctor stated there is any reason for concern? Are you on any other medications, or have you taken any others recently?
Updated 20 hours ago in Minastrin 24 Fe.
Regestrone 5mg is mainly used for what?
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As i dont have the knowledge of the pill would you please tell me the main use of regestrone? ## REgestrone contains Norethisterone, a progestogen hormone. It can be used to prevent pregnancy, normalize the menstrual cycle, help correct heavy bleeding and etc. Learn more: Has your doctor prescribed it for you? ## my monthly cycle is not on time main months should the regestrone 5 mg i take.... ## what time may i use sandoz regestrone ## my monthly cycle is not on time ## Actually I had PCOD Few months ago...n I took treatment for 3 months..for 3 months withdrwl bleeding had occured..n after 15 days of ma 3rd withdrwl I mean after completion of my couse of my t/t I had normal bleeding for 6 days n exact after 14 days I had little bleedind I think dat was bcz of be...
Updated 1 day ago in Mirena.
Side effects of JADELLE after removal
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Side effects of JADELLE after removal.I had jadelle put in 6months after I gave birth to my daughter and she is now a year and 10 months so I decided to take it of because am planning of getting pregnant but I have not seen my menstration for 2months now after I took it off. I feel really heavy in my tommy but I checked and am not pregnant, should I be nervous now or it's normal. ## Hi! How are you doing? Since Jadelle contains synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy, it can take while for your body to balance back out on its own, once it's been removed and for ovulation to start occurring again. It can take several months in some women. If you don't start to cycle again soon, you may want to consult your doctor for assistance. ## before using jadelle implant for a year i wa...
Updated 2 days ago in Jadelle.
Pregnancy after jadelle removal
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I had jadelle implants for 5 years and removed the implants in May 2013 and up till now I am still not pregnant. I have had normal menstral cycles after removal and still cant understand why i cant get pregnant. How soon will the effects of Jadelle wear off so i can become pregnant ## After having it in your system for 5 years, it can take awhile for you to be able to get pregnant again, once it has been removed. Jadelle is still a hormonal contraceptive that prevents ovulation, so it's likely that you're not even ovulating yet, so soon after its removal. I'd suggest getting an ovulation test kit to see if you are, or not. Have you consulted your doctor for advice? ## thank you for the response. I did go to see my doctor and he recommended i start taking a fertility drug Clo...
Updated 2 days ago in Jadelle.
oralcon contraceptive pills - missed pill
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Hi There, I have been on Oralcon now for almost a year now. A couple days ago I was taking the red pills and I noticed I missed the last one. I took it 24 hours later with the first white one of the new pack. My question is will I be affected by missing one of the red pills? Will this decrease its effectiveness against preventing pregnancy? ## Hi, Megs! How are you? The red pills at the end of the pack are just placebo tablets that contain no active hormones, they are just meant to allow you to have a withdrawal bleed that week, so there is no harm in missing them. The sole reason they are included is to keep women in the habit of taking a pill each day, so they don't forget when it's time to start the new pack. So no, missing one or more of those ones doesn't matter, you do...
Updated 2 days ago in Apri.
Oralcon Contraceptive Pills
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Am using oralcon for the first time. I just wanted to know when will I have my periods because I am now taking the red pill, am on the 3rd pill, but still nothing. Am now worried, can I be pregnant? ## Usually when you first start taking birth control, it's contraceptive effects generally don't take full effect until the first couple weeks or month after you begin treatment. Although I think this long time frame/waiting period may vary according to the brand. I'm not sure if your doctor or gynecologist also mentioned this, but irregular periods and missed periods are common side effects associated with these types of medications. This is largely due to the fluctuation in hormone levels, which ultimately have a direct impact on your menstrual cycles. Have you taken a pregnanc...
Updated 2 days ago.
Mibelas 24 Fe, first time taking birth control
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I am 26 years old and I've never taken birth control. My husband and I have always used condoms. I was prescribed this birthcontrol but am worried due to the lack of reviews. I am hoping someone has had some sort of experience they can share. I'm hoping this brand of birth control doesn't cause too many problems and scare me away from birth control all together. Any info/experience would be greatly appreciated! #supportyourlocalgirlclub ## I wouldn't recommend this birth control. I was on the former version of Minastrin for years but was just forced to switch to Mibelas since it is cheaper for my insurance. The switch was terrible. I'm having symptoms I never had before like depression and acne. I'd stay away. ## According to FDA reports, oral contraceptives can ...
Updated 2 days ago in Mibelas 24 Fe.
tablet name to get my periods immediately
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hi mam pls can u suggest me tablet name to get my periods.i passed my periods 15days.last two days i used some tablets to get my periods but my periods are not getting,i used mensune iron tablets to get my periods its not wrking,am getting white bleeding from two days,pls can u suggest me i want to get my periods. ## Which tablet I wants to take to get my period? periods date is 17th I don't get my periods so ## Please send me the drug name imidiatetly last month I use stop period drugs I use now I want imidiatetly menses ## No one here has mentioned how old they were, but at a certain age it is normal to not have your periods. We call it menopause here in the US. However if you are young and not having periods then perhaps something hormonal may be out of balance? In such cases I w...
Updated 3 days ago in Nikki.

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