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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   i have PCOS and the dr put me on a birth control pill. i want to know if it is just as effective to treat the PCOS with the birth control shot
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
User :   17, female, student, single, 5'2", 120 lbs
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   ur over wt
Doctor :   Treatment depends on how severe the symptoms are and whether the lady wishes to get pregnant.
User :   can i switch to the bc shot and still have the same effectiveness that the pill does in controlling my PCOS?
Doctor :   no
User :   y not? what difference is there?
Doctor :   f one is not trying to get pregnant the doctor may prescribe birth control pills.
Doctor :   If pregnancy is desired the doctor may prescribe fertility drugs.
User :   im on bc pills but i want to take a bc shot instead. the bc pills are to control the PCOS, will the shot also control the PCOS?
Doctor :   well it has diff medication & doses

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