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What to do if I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods people with this condition use?
Do not use the pill: There are other contraceptive methods like IUD, diaphragm, condoms, and if you are done with childbearing, ligation of fallopian tubes. Also please abstain from using tobacco in any form. ...Read more
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
Non-hormone methods: People with abnormalities of factor v are at increased risk of blood clots in the veins. For that reason we avoid birth control with estrogen in it (pills, patch, ring). Some doctors also avoid Progesterone (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, implanon, pills, Depo-Provera provera) although the evidence on that is not clear. Barriers like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms are safe. So is the paragard iud. ...Read more
LARC methods: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in women with FACTOR V LEIDEN DEFICIENCY. However evidence supports the safe use of progestin only contraceptives - LNG IUD (Mirena (levonorgestrel) or Skyla), Implant (Nexplanon), DMPA, POPs, or the nonhormomal copper IUD (Paragard). Barrier methods are obviously safe but less effective. ...Read more
Some safe options: Progestins are felt to be better, to avoid the increased clotting risk from Estrogens in birth control pills. So: the mini-pill is usually considered safer, the iuds are very safe options, as are: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots, and the Nexplanon rod. Some oncologists are okay with using the nuvaring, b/c vaginal Estrogens don't affect the liver the way oral pills do, and get lower levels of estrogen in ur b. ...Read more
Can u give me advice on contraception method? I hv four daughters. Aged 6 oldest and 10 months youngest
How safe is billings method for contraception? I read a chinese study said its 70% effective, while I read a academic that says its 97% effective
Typical v perfct use: When we talk about how effective a method of contraception is, we talk about perfect use--often in a research study, where couples use the method perfectly, consistently, and with no failures. We also talk about typical use--which allows for human error--forgetting, not understanding, sometimes not using the method. So that's one reason you'll see a variation in effectiveness. ...Read more
It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more
There isn't one: Withdrawal or the "pull out" method is not birth control! don't fool yourself or your partner - use a condom or some other method of contraception. There can be sperm the the fluid released from the penis during intercourse before you ejaculate and she can get pregnant. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: One of the reasons for dozens of available BCP's is the difference in individual women. Various pills have a differing combinations or doses of hormones. Some will do well on one preparation while others will not tolerate it. Yet a different preparation is likely to meet the needs of most women. Switching between similar dose/blends from different drug companies may go easier than changing the mix. ...Read more
If isotretinoin reduces effectiveness of dianette, do you have to use 2 methods of contraception or is pulling out acceptable?
Using the "pull out" method for a year with my girl for contraception, you guys say its v. Ineffective. Should we test our fertility?
37 yr female.2 kids. Partner travels a lot. Will be in town on day of ovulation. Effective method of contraception. Can't/Don't want to get pregnant.
Multiple choices: BC pills, condoms, spermicidal foam, gel, sponge or vaginal egg. IUD is an option to discuss with your GYN. ...Read more
Mywife is lactating 4months baby can she go with lipsloop contraception when it should be kept and is it good are else which method is good. Nt condom?
Contraception: It is tough to advice your wife without the full medical history. Nonetheless most contraceptions are safe with breastfeeding. The loop you are referring to here sounds like an older iud which stands for intrauterine device. Iuds do not affect breastfeeding and can be inserted anytime following delivery. They may also be used immediately after an abortion. I recommend a visit to her doctor. ...Read more
How long should one wait after having children before going back on the pill? My due date is in may, and I would look to go back on the pill after I have my son. How long should I wait before I can begin to use this method of contraception?
3-6 weeks: Ask your doctor even before your delivery. Depending on your health and risk factors, you can restart the pill in 3-6 weeks after delivery. I hope that you are planning to breast feed--it's the healthiest thing for your baby and easiest for you. That will also determine when you can restart, and which pills are safest. ...Read more
Husband and I have 4 mo old. We r using only withdraw method as contraception. Should I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?
Failure rate high: Withdrawal method of contraception has a failure rate of 20 to 30%. Zoloft (sertraline) will be secreted in your breast milk if you are breast feeding although long term implications are not clear in an exposed child. Zoloft (sertraline) and other ssris are category 'c' meds that is not proven safe, but not treating depression and anxiety during pregnancy is more injurious to unborn. Have detail talk with psychiatrist. ...Read more
I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon
Read pkg insert: There are different strengths of bcp's and so advice on this issue varies. Read the package insert you were given for your brand or look it up and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If, still in doubt, use protection for all of the first months. After all, you don't want to get pregnant! ...Read more
Can you become pregnant a week or two before your period? My boyfriend, and I used the pull out method as contraception.
Pull out method: Two weeks before your period is likely your most fertile time of your cycle when you ovulate. The pull out method is NOT a method at all. Semen escapes long before man actually ejaculates (cums) and therefore the chance of pregnancy is high. At 18, unless you are ready to settle down for a pregnancy and child, you need to find another real method of contraception. See your OB/GYN this week! ...Read more
Could a head cold be a symptom of pregnancy, 5 days late and had unprotected sex pull out method just went off contraception 2 weeks ago?
Me and my girl are only using the "pull out" method for contraception. What more besides a condom and contraceptive pills could I introduce to us?
But you should know that your current method of contraception is the same doing nothing, and if you have not conceived, then it is by luck more than anything else.
As to other methods of birth control, condoms, diaphragms, spermicidal foam or gel, ocps, ortho-evra patche, nuva-ring, depo-provera injections, Implanon implants, or iuds are all other forms of contraception. ...Read more
How important it is to take ocps with spironolactone, if I'm already using alternate method of contraception? Does ocp do long term harm to the body
If a woman conceives while taking spironolactone - she just needs to stop that medication when she finds out she is pregnant. If you are using birth control already you do not need the pill as well.
There is a slight increase in the risk for a DVT while using the pill, otherwise the pill does not do any harm to the body in the short or long term. ...Read more
Are you able to get pregnant off pre-ejaculation? Just went off contraception and had unprotected sex but used pull out method now period is late help
Yes, it is possible.: As you probably know, unprotected sex is not safe. The pull-out method is not very effective at all. Pre-ejaculate contains sperm. Check a pregnancy test and repeat in a week if negative and still no period. Since the possibility of pregnancy exists assume that you are and don't drink alcohol, use recreational drugs or any meds (prescription or over the counter) without knowing if safe when pg. ...Read more
I have 3 more pills of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to take - how long until my COC (Yaz) is fully effective again? Should I use a secondary method of contraception?
Yes: Trimethoprim, one of the ingredients in bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) mildly induces the liver to process the hormones in birth control pills faster, theoretically reducing their effectiveness. The half life of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is only 8-10 hours but the enzymes that are induced take longer to return to normal levels. The usual recommendation is to use a backup method for 7 days after finishing bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
What is the chance for me getting pregnant if I just had sex during period and doing coitus interruptus method? Do I need contraception?
Does isotretinoin interfere with birth control pills (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Is another contraception method recommended while on it?
Why is my period 10 days late? I'm always on time, not on any contraception just withdrawal method, 2 negative pregnancy test, not over/under weight
Not sure: There are a number of reasons a period is late, from pregnancy to lack of ovulation that cycle. Since your pregnancy test is negative and your weight normal other reasons could be stress, a hormonal imbalance in the thyroid or prolactin or blood sugar for example. However this often corrects itself. See a provider if you skip a second period. ...Read more
I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned. Will I need to take emergency contraception? Or will the m
No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections. ...Read more
Condoms: Condoms will not make you gain weight. ...Read more
Personal Preference: If you want to have a baby soon then do not consider the Progesterone options. It would be better to use the pill or the nuvarina because it is easier and faster to conceive after stopping. Otherwise, it is just personal preference. Just remember with the pill, you have to remember to take it at the same time each day. ...Read more