6 Most Common Questions about Birth Control Pills

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6 Most Common Questions about Birth Control Pills
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Are you taking some birth control pills or just thinking to start? Maybe your mind is filled with some myths about this mode of birth control. Do not be perplexed anymore. Read on to get the right answer.

How Do I Start Birth Control Pills?

Many women consider it is not a worthy point and start taking birth control pills on their own. Never do this mistake. Ask your doctor when you should start birth control pills to avoid any mishap. Find and consult with the best gynecologist in Karachi, Lahore and all other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk.

How Soon Do Birth Control Pills Work?

When taken as directed, birth control pills are usually effective the first month you begin taking them. To be safe, some doctors recommend some other ways of birth control during the first month. After the first month, you can just rely on the pill for birth control.
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What If I Forget to Take a Birth Control Pill?

If you forget to take a birth control pill, take it as soon as you remember. If the whole day passed and you did not take the pill then go ahead and take two pills that day. If two days passed without taking the pill, take two pills the day you remember and two pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule. If you miss more than two pills, visit your doctor.

Are There Side Effects of Birth Control Pills?

Yes, there are side effects of birth control pills, although the majority is not serious still there are some such as:

  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Sore or swollen breasts
  • Small amounts of blood or spotting, between periods
  • Lighter periods
  • Mood changes

If you experience any of these, contact your doctor immediately. If you cannot reach your doctor you can visit Marham.pk for online advise from the best gynecologist in Islamabad, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan.

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Can Any Woman Take Birth Control Pills?

Birth control pills can be taken safely by most women. These are not recommended, though, for ladies over the age of 35 who are habitual of smoking. If you don’t smoke, you can use hormonal contraceptives until menopause but if you have following problem then these pills are not safe for you;

  • Serious heart or liver disease
  • Cancer of the breast or uterus
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure
  • A migraine

Is it OK to Take Other Drugs While Taking Birth Control Pills?

Some drugs, including antibiotics and antiseizure medicines, can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. If you are going to take any other medicine, tell your doctor that you are taking birth control pills and follow given advise.

Having a reasonable age gap between children has many benefits not only for the mother but for kids and the entire family on the whole. Only a healthy and happy mother can ensure the best care and well being of the family.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.

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