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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Expired Implanon
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Hi. I have had the implanon since 2012. It is now due to be removed. It was expired on april 28, 2015. Today is september 12 2015 and I still have it. I got my first menstrual since march on sep. 2015. Is the implanon officially done working? Should I be worried? Am I healthy? ## It may still be releasing some hormones in your body, plus once it's expired, it can take a couple months for your body to adjust and for your natural hormones to take back over and things to return to normal. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Implanon as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi. I'm a 22 year old female. I've had the implant for 6 years (I had it changed out 3 years ago) and the current ...
Updated 46 minutes ago in Implanon.
Mono Linyah symptoms and side effects
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From 2008-2016 I was on ortho-tricyclen. I stopped taking my birth control September of 2016 because I was no longer sexually active and I wouldn't be for quite some time. I began taking mono linyah june of 2017. I'm still within the 3 month period of my body getting used to the pill, but if I forget to eat with it I wake up as I am extremely nauseous. Most times I end up vomiting 3-4 times within the morning to early afternoon. I also experience brown discharge frequently. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
Updated 7 hours ago.
Daphne Contraceptive Pills
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I have been using pills since my first day of period on october 2011. Is it normal if i still haven't had any menstruation since then? Is it true pills when taken for a long time can cause mass or tumor? ## hi!i'm a daphne user.i gave birth to my second child last july 28 and i started taking the pill sept.1 without my mens..i'm just worried because I have skipped it once and that was sept.27 and on oct.7th i had spotting. Until now I haven't had my mens yet.I had pt twice last month but it's negative.Am I pregnant?I'm still taking it regularly until now.I just can't trust the pt.=)..I'm really worried..thanks so much.. ## Hi! I've been taking daphne for 1 month and I'm starting my 2nd pack and I did not have my menstruation. I did not miss of tak...
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ovral g during menopause
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I AM BLEEDING SEVERELY AND DOCTOR TOLD IT IS DUE TO MENOPAUSE. THEY HAVE PRESCRIBED OVRAL G , DOES THIS MEDICINE STOP PERIODS ? ## Hello, Agi! How are you? This is actually an oral contraceptive, which can help to restore a hormonal balance and may alleviate such bleeding. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects for such medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, spotting and anxiety. How old are you? ## What will happen if taken overal G after menopause? Will withdrawal occur after stopping the medicine?
Updated 1 day ago.
Lo Loestrin Fe Wrong Pill On The Wrong Day
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I've been on LO LOESTRIN FE for 6 months. This month I took the wrong blue pill on the wrong day instead of taking my Tuesday pill I took my Monday pill of the following week which were located on the same line on week four of the packet. So I chosed to take my wenseday pill, Thursday pill and so on until I reached Monday and I took the Tuesday pill instead. Would I be okay?! ## Hello, Aisha! How are you? Yes, all of the blue pills are the same and contain the same dosages of the hormones, so they don't have to be taken on any specific day of the week. The days are marked on there just to help you remember to take one each day. However, the only tablets that are different are the white ones and the brown ones. The FDA lists the typical side effects of oral contraceptives as poss...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Lo Loestrin FE and perimenopause
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Last month, I started taking Lo Loestrin FE for perimenopause symptoms. I am 47 years old, My cycles were irregular, messy and for the last few years I have been depressed (off and on), fatigued, low libido, vaginal dryness, crampy, irritable, etc. (you know the drill :) . So, finally, I asked for a low dose combination pill to try and help. So far, the only relief is that my bleeding is 100% better - everything else is a huge mess. Have any of you experienced perimenopausal RELIEF using LoLoestrin? ## Hi Kim, I am on loestrin fe also for persistent bleeding, which it did help with but months later I developed depression and hot flashes and was also put on natural Estradiol which helped tremendously with all. Recently however I missed a loestrin fe and had a few days run of hot flashes,...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
White/ Brown Pills Lo LoEstrin
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I took the first white pill of LoLo Estrin yesterday and woke up to a period today (supposed to take second white pill today) ... Can I skip the second white pill and the two brown pills to avoid my period from continuing or is it too late? ## No, skipping them won't change anything. You should finish them, as you are supposed to and then start the next pack, when you normally should. The FDA lists the typical side effects of oral contraceptives as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, weight gain, breakthrough bleeding and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## This is my first month taking Lo loestrin. I took my 2nd white pill last night and today around noon I got my period. I took the 1st brown pill tonight my normal time but wonder...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Side effects of Angeliq
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I am 54 and my doctor prescribed Angeliq for atrophic vaginitus. Other non-systemic topical treatments were ineffective. I have been on it for 6 days and my main side effects are interrupted sleep and a mild headache. How long does it usually take for side effects to subside if they do subside at all? ## Generally, about 4 weeks or so, they should improve and subside, once your body gets used to the medication. The NIH lists other side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and mood changes. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## Hi there, thank you for the response. It's day 10 and it's becoming apparent that the side effects are constantly changing. The dull headache just vanished and my usual almost daily headaches (bane of my life) have not put in an...
Updated 1 day ago in Angeliq.
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 1 day ago in Mibelas 24 Fe.
can i take contraceptive pills if I have hyperthyroidism?
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My contraceptive pill is Althea. Is this safe for me? Hindi po ba lalaki ang goiter k? ## Hi can i take althea pills even if i have a thyroid problem? ## Good evening po. Matanong kolang po kung pwede po bang uminom ng dapne pills and taong may nyomonya gun po kc findings ng doctor sakin lagi po kV along cnicipon at d makahinga. Sana masagot ang tanong ko salamat.
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