Medicine

Weight Gain on the Brain

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Question

How common is it to gain weight on birth control?

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Flu & Birth Control Effectiveness

Monday, October 28, 2013


Question

I think I had the flu last week; I had all the classic flu symptoms. What I am wondering is if having the flu will affect the effectiveness of my combination birth control pill? I never vomited or had diarrhea, which I know can affect the pill, but I believe I was running a fever. I didn’t take any antibiotics, just some over-the-counter flu medications and ibuprofen.

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Antibiotics & The Pill

Friday, September 27, 2013


Question

I've heard that taking antibiotics while on the pill makes the birth control ineffective. Is this true? And if I use another form of contraception (not including a barrier) do antibiotics make those ineffective as well?

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The Pill-scription Process

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Question

Hi, I was looking into starting the pill to help regulate my periods and acne. If I were to start it would I have to have a pelvic exam?

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Birth Control and Weight Loss Pills

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Question

I just started taking slim quick (diet pills) and I was wondering if it would interfere with my birth control (Lo Estrin 24)?

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