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Implanon Contraceptive Implant Stings Bee
Atm i'm taking an oral contraceptive pills.but it's kinda expensive & inconvenient.thinking of switching to depo provera shot,more cheaper.is it good?
Deep: Depo is an effective contraceptive and more compliant when people don't forget to take the daily BCPs. You just have to remember to get your shot every 3 months for consistency. ...Read more
Check for infection: Have your md check to make sure that you don't have a vaginal bacterial or tubal infection post iud insertion. ...Read more
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more
Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more
Should I take an emergency contraceptive if a condom broke (ejaculation took place inside the vagina) and I have the Nexplanon birth control implant?
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Rifampicin (rifampin) and rifabutin are the two antibiotics that affect contraceptive implants. Rifampicin is used in treating TB and rifabutin is used in treating MAC (mycobacterium avian complex) infections associated with HIV. Other antibiotics do not affect contraceptive implants. ...Read more
Having yeast infection & chafing from latex condom & lubricant.but it's makes sex a safe one.tho i'm already on contraceptive pills.any alternatives?
Yeast? Allergy?: Hard to tell from this info whether you have yeast infection, allergy/irritation from latex, or from lubricant, or all three. Yeast can be effectively treated and/or prevented even if sensitive to latex, e.g. oral fluconazole once a week. If still symptoms, try polyurethane condoms instead of latex, and try different lubricants, maybe without spermicide. ...Read more
Implant: With perfect use, both are just as effective as each other. But depo requires you to come into clinic every 3 months, which for some people can be hard to do. So when you factor in the people who may be slightly late when getting their shots, depo is not as effective as the implant. ...Read more
Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 3 weeks ago.The bleeding is wreaking havoc on my life. Can a birth control pill be used in conjunction to temp stop bleeding?
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
On Mirena (levonorgestrel), (levonorgestrel) had sex during ovulation , should I have used extra protection or is Mirena (levonorgestrel) itself enough to prevent preg?
I'm on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and taking a antibiotic (Sulfamethoxazole). Can I get pregnant?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: No the antibiotics will not decrease the effectiveness of the Mirena (levonorgestrel). But like any contraceptive method, the IUD does have a low baseline rate of pregnancy. So yes you may get pregnant (very low risk) but if you do, it won't be because of the antibiotics. ...Read more
That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more
Yes : Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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