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Doctor insights on: Does The Use Of Depo As A Contraceptive Increase The Chances Of Getting A Hsv Breakout

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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If I have a one-week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

If I have a one-week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptoms. If you already have type 1, then a new infection must be type 2. You should have been given an oral therapy at the start 1 week ago. You can be tested to determine if you have hsv1 or 2 or both. You should see a Dr for expert advise about herpes a ...Read more

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Depo contraceptive, f you missed a day of renewal nd you had sex how high are the chances of getting pregnant?

Depo contraceptive, f you missed a day of renewal nd you had sex how high are the chances of getting pregnant?

Depoprovera: You can get pregnant if you stopped using any method of contraception. With depoprovera could be a little tricky but if you missed a dose check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Please help! I am on Depo-Provera shot and took ella (ulipristal acetate) contraceptive on the 5th day I was told I have more chances of getting pregnant on the next 14 days?

Please help! I am on Depo-Provera shot and took ella (ulipristal acetate) contraceptive on the 5th day I was told I have more chances of getting pregnant on the next 14 days?

No.: I'm not aware of this. Both methods aim to inhibit ovulation. If you get Depo Provera every 12 weeks (3 months) and you also took Ella (ulipristal acetate) within 120hrs of unprotected sex, your chances of pregnancy is very slim. If a healthcare provider told you this, I would clarify with them and ask for some literature that supports the claim. Take care! ...Read more

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Am on Depo-Provera shot took ella (ulipristal acetate) contraceptive I was told that because of that my chances of getting pregnant are higher for the next 14 days is that true?

Am on Depo-Provera shot took ella (ulipristal acetate) contraceptive I was told that because of that my chances of getting pregnant are higher for the next 14 days is that true?

No.: I'm not aware of this. Both methods aim to inhibit ovulation. If you get Depo Provera every 12 weeks (3 months) and you also took Ella (ulipristal acetate) within 120hrs of unprotected sex, your chances of pregnancy is very slim. If a healthcare provider told you this, I would clarify with them and ask for some literature that supports the claim. Take care! ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex but my parter did not ejaculate inside me, we used the pull out method and I also took a contraceptive, so I'm wondering if there could be any chance that I'm pregnant? Also, I got on birth control (depo-provera shot) the following w

I had unprotected sex but my parter did not ejaculate inside me, we used the pull out method and I also took a contraceptive, so I'm wondering if there could be any chance that I'm pregnant?
Also, I got on birth control (depo-provera shot) the following w

Unlikely, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I have HSV 2. My initial break out was dermal. And every breakout after that. Can i still give my partner HSV 2 through intercourse?

I have HSV 2. My initial break out was dermal. And every breakout after that. Can i still give my partner HSV 2 through intercourse?

Probably yes: "Dermal" could mean skin anywhere on the body; it says nothing about what body site was infected. Assuming it was genital area -- vulva, vagina, anal, etc -- then you remain infected in that area. Even if you don't have visible outbreaks, you can safely assume that from time to time there is asymtomatic shedding of the virus in the genital area when HSV2 can be transmitted by vaginal sex. ...Read more

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How does depo-estradiol work as a contraceptive?

How does depo-estradiol work as a contraceptive?

It is not ideal: D-estradiol like the birth control pill suppresses the release of hormones that stimulate the ovary. This results in lack of ovulation. The problem is that it overstimulates the uterine lining. Progesterone is needed to prevent possible pre-cancerous changes in the uterus from the estradiol. Most contraceptives have both Estradiol and progesterone. Some have just progesterone. ...Read more

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What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

98%: The range of effectiveness for birth control depends on how precisely it is used. If you get the shot every three months as scheduled, the efficacy is 99%. The typical user efficacy is around 97%, which accounts for people getting their shot late. If you know you are going to miss a shot or be late, use a back up method until you are able to get the shot and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Bleeding after sex recently came onto the depo shot contraceptive, could this be the cause? Thanks

Bleeding after sex recently came onto the depo shot contraceptive, could this be the cause? Thanks

Its possible: Depo-Provera can make your periods very unpredictable. Some women don't have periods at all and others only have some spotting. It comes randomly. Sometimes the spotting shows up after intercourse. Bleeding after intercourse can also be a sign of something more serious. So if its persistent, you should see a gyn to be safe. If everything checks out, you can stop worrying. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I got my second contraceptive shot, it's not Depo it's called Mesigyna. Today I got my period and it's very light dark brown. Is it normal?

I got my second contraceptive shot, it's not Depo it's called Mesigyna. Today I got my period and it's very light dark brown. Is it normal?

Yes normal: Yes this is normal. Like all combination hormonal contraceptives (progesterone + estrogen), there will be changes to your menses. They have higher progesterone effect than estrogen. Not only do they prevent you from ovulating but they also prevent your uterine lining from building. This will make your periods lighter especially over time. You're cramping should also be less. ...Read more

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What are the effects of switching from a depo-provera shot to an oral contraceptive (i.E. Nortrel)?

What are the effects of switching from a depo-provera shot to an oral contraceptive (i.E. Nortrel)?

Periods: You should resume your periods.
You may experience some breast tenderness and nausea which should resolve shortly. ...Read more

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Is hsv permanent if you have genital breakouts?

Is hsv permanent if you have genital breakouts?

Yes: Any viral infection acquired, HPV, HSV, Varicella etc stays in the human body forever. They integrate into DNA and become part of our genomes. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to bleed at all while on your first two months of Depo-Provera contraceptive injection?

Is it normal not to bleed at all while on your first two months of Depo-Provera contraceptive injection?

YEP, what Depo does: Depo-provera injection for birth control: the intent of Depo-Provera injection is to eliminate period all together, so you are getting what this medicine is intended for. No period! Some people experience some spotting here and there, but many have no period at all. F/u with doc regularly as you are supposed to get an injection every 3 months.
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HSV 22 years. Usually 1 spot for abt a wk. Have had spot now for 3 weeks. Took course of Valtrex. Will not go away. Looks like a burn. Breakout or no?

HSV 22 years. Usually 1 spot for abt a wk. Have had spot now for 3 weeks. Took course of Valtrex. Will not go away. Looks like a burn.  Breakout or no?

Probably not herpes: If the location and other aspects are typical of your past outbreaks, it might be herpes. However, "looks like a burn" doesn't sound like herpes, and it's very rare to develop resistance to Valtrex. My bet is that this is something other than herpes. See your doctor if it continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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After birth of my daughter i have had breakouts (acne) on my face. is this nomal? i tried contraceptive pill and its not helping

After birth of my daughter  i have had breakouts (acne) on my face. is this nomal? i tried contraceptive pill and its not helping

Acne medications: Birth control pills can sometimes be used for minor improvement in acne. You will likely get better results from dermatology medications specifically designed for acne. There are many options. Consider seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendations. You can do a virtual visit on Healthtap today with one of our dermatologists ...Read more

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When was the first breakout of herpes simplex virus?

When was the first breakout of herpes simplex virus?

Historically ?: Are you meaning historically or yourself personally? Herpes simplex virus is related to the smallpox virus and has been around forever. Typically, it occurs on nerve areas similar to shingles. I do not know if I have answered your question or not. Sorry. ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera vera but gained over 50 lbs. I know everyone reacts differently. Is there another contraceptive that is less likely to cause weight gain?

Was on Depo-Provera vera but gained over 50 lbs. I know everyone reacts differently. Is there another contraceptive that is less likely to cause weight gain?

Oral contraceptives: Depo shot does make some pt gain weight, it is better to go back to your doctor to try different forms-there are oral contraceptives subdermal implant as well as patches that use every week. Or ring that can leave in for 3 weeks before remove. ...Read more

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Hsv (Definition)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus ...Read more