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how should i use the cervical cap?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Avoid it: In 20 years, I have never seen a pt use the cervical cap successfully. Placement is difficult at best. Failures are high. Too many other choices.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
59 years old: At 59 years old, I am wondering why you are using a cervical cap at all. it would be very unlikely for you to be fertile enough to become pregnant and if you are using a cervical cap to managed bleeding, I would really worry about bleeding in a post-menopausal patient and I would recommend that you see your Ob-Gyn
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Barrier Contraceptiv: A cervical cap is a form of barrier contraception. It is filled with some spermicide and inserted over the cervix to prevent pregnancy. Modern cervical caps must be fitted by a clinician due to the wide variation in cervical size. They are not often prescribed nowadays. Cassanova is credited (?True) with inventing the cervical cap by using half of a lemon.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some advantages of the cervical cap?

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Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
There are many: It's very portable, can be inserted up to 6 hors before intercourse--low hassle, the effect is immediate and reversible, it has o hormonal influence and can be used while breast feeding, and its has few serious side effects..
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some disadvantages of the cervical cap?

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Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
A few: Some women are allergic to spermicides, the cap could potentially be moved with some positions, and the cap should not be used when you are menstruating.The risk benefit ratio is very weighted in favor of the cap.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is cervical cap?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Cervical Cap: A cervical cap is inserted prior to relations, unlike a diaphragm it can remain in place for up to 48 hrs. The advantage is that it can be placed long before you have intercourse so that lovemaking isn't interrupted. You must check it's position before you have relations. It's more popular on the west coast so it may be difficult to find a physician who is comfortable fitting you.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How effective is the femcap cervical cap?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
About 85%: About 85% when used according to directions.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How effective is the cervical cap?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
About 85%: About 85% when used according to directions.

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