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Can someone with lupus take birth control?

Can someone with lupus take birth control?

Yes, but...: It takes a little bit more finesse and consultation between your OB and rheumatologist, especially if you are on steroids for treatment of your lupus. It's essential that you are a non-smoker to even consider it. Then your two docs need to put their heads together and decide what would be best. It might actually be advisable to do progesterone only solution like Depo, but I'll leave that to them. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Will birth control pills make lupus worse?

Will birth control pills make lupus worse?

Not clear, depends: Some patient with lupus have abnormalities in blood clotting and birth control pills (bcps) can increase the risk for blood clots. However, for lupus patients without blood clotting problems recent studies have shown that bcps do not affect lupus activity. This is a change in thinking, as it was previously thought that bcps made lupus symptoms worse. You should discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills make my lupus symptoms worse?

Will birth control pills make my lupus symptoms worse?

See your doctor: It is unlikely that birth control pills would increase mild or severe flares if your lupus is stable. If your lupus affects your blood vessels (vascular disease), kidneys (nephritis), or you have antiphospholipid antibodies (which can increase the likelihood of blood clots), you should consider a non-estrogen based contraceptive, like the mini-pill, iud, condoms, or injectable (depo-provera). ...Read more

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I'm 19, I have lupus, i want bigger breasts, i'm a a cup, i don't want to risk my health taking birth control for bigger breasts, what should I do ?

I'm 19, I have lupus, i want bigger breasts, i'm a a cup, i don't want to risk my health taking birth control for bigger breasts, what should I do ?

Live with it: With active lupus avoid all unnecessary surgeries including breast augmentation and absolutely avoid oral contraceptives. Be happy with what you have. Consider push up or padded bras. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has lupus and takes a birth control shot. Can that shot or her medication reduce her ability to climax? Anyway to regain the ability?

Depends: Your girlfriend's sexual drive maybe depressed as result of medications used to treat her lupus. However, it can occur as result of birth control too. Have her talk to her doctors to see what options that can come up with for her as it depends on which medications she is taking. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is sle (lupus) compatible with birth control pills?

Is sle (lupus) compatible with birth control pills?

Avoid it: Autoimmune diseases are often associated with a tendency to form blood clots and would be increased by birth control pills containing estrogen. Better alternatives would be a Progesterone implant or iud. ...Read more

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Can someone with gas lupus take the birth control pill?

Can someone with gas lupus take the birth control pill?

Resubmit question: There is no such thing as gas lupus. Oral contraceptives as a rule should be avoided in patients with systemic lupus. ...Read more

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I have lupus I've bn on many diff birth control for 17 years including Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3yrs I've bn on seraquel for 10 years if i. Stop using them will it stop?

I have  lupus I've bn on many diff birth control for 17 years including Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3yrs I've bn on seraquel for 10 years if i. Stop using them will it stop?

Will what stop?: Will what stop? I strongly advise all of my patients with lupus not to take oral contraceptives. In many patients with lupus there is an increased risk of blood clots. Oral contraceptives make the risk significantly greater. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss after pregnancy? I'm losing large clumps daily but I'm also being tested for lupus. I gave birth 4 months ago. Cause?

How common is hair loss after pregnancy? I'm losing large clumps daily but I'm also being tested for lupus. I gave birth 4 months ago. Cause?

Hair loss: Congrats on your new baby. Enjoy! Regarding your hair loss I cannot link it to your pregnancy but there may be a link to lupus if that is diagnosed. Independent of lupus you must see your obstetrician about hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more