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Birth Control Raynauds
It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more
Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They're safe when used under the direction of a physician.
Estrogen effects: This is a highly disputed point currently, but there is a school of thought that Estrogens can worsen raynaud's. A definitive link remains elusive though.
I s topped birth control today after being on it a week and extremely nauseated, how long now till the nausea goes away??
3-6 weeks: Nausea is a super common side effect of birth control pills. I typically recommend patients start on a low dose estrogen birth control pill as that can help limit these types of side effects. You would want a birth control pill that has 20mcg of estradiol. Check with your doctor if you're not on low dose, and consider switching in order to diminish these side effects. Good luck!
47 yr old healthy F. Put on birth control pills to stop a period I had for 3.5 wks. It’s working but is this the best plan?
Birth control: If it worked seems so but perhaps you have another question
I've had Sex almost 20xs without s condom and I'm not on birth control in the past month he finished inside of me for the past 2 months?
I have been having a creamy pink discharge for approximately 2 weeks. I got implanon birth control 3 months ago. What is the likely cause (s)?
I recently stopped taking birth control. I had sex 3 times after I stopped taking it. I have a lot of white milky discharge & fuzzy feelings in my s?
Pregnancy test: If you are concerned about being pregnant you may do a home pregnancy test after reading the following for directions and information. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.See 1 more doctor answer
Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you.See 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with doctor: Effectiveness of birth control varies depending on the method type and use by the patient. Permanent sterilization, implants, iuds are among the most effective (99% with perfect use) while pills, patches, and injections are not as effective but still reliably prevent pregnancy (94-98%). A woman's knowledge of proper timing and administration should be from extensive counseling by her doctor.
Define "safe": Taking it will likely not lead to any toxic reaction. It won't kill you. The expiration date is the end of its useful life, or the date beyond which the hormones contained in the pills weaken to the point they cannot work. If you try to use this for birth control, I would be sure to use backup at the same time.See 1 more doctor answer
Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals (long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you.
YES--ask away: Using birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy and to plan carefully for when you want a pregnancy is a healthy choice. Hormonal birth control is typically safer than pregnancy for most women. The most effective contraceptive methods are call larc--long-acting reversible contraceptives, and include iuds and an implant beneath the skin. Iuds are good for 5 or 10 years and the implant for 3.
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more