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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Birth Control On Lupus Patients

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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

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 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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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

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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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What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

Side effects of BCP: The most severe side effects are do to the estrogenic component which causes increased coagulation of the blood and can result in a thrombus (clott) or an embolus (breaking loose of a clot). ...Read more

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What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

Blood clots: most birth control is expected to have some very mild side effects such as acne or mild irritability but the more concerning very rare side effect is the possibility of increased coagulability which can lead to the development of a blood clot in the legs, called a dvt. ...Read more

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How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are immediate side effects of birth control?

Could you tell me what are immediate side effects of birth control?

The immediate : Potential side effects are determined by what form of birth control you are using. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of birth control pills?

What are side effects of birth control pills?

Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of birth control pills?

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

Do a web search: The most important one that comes to my mind - is that they cause blod clotting sometimes where you dont want clots. ...Read more

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How to reduce side effects of birth control pill(Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) ? Should we get worry about those side effects? In case of side effects what medications should be used?

How to reduce side effects of birth control pill(Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) ? Should we get worry about those side effects? In case of side effects what medications should be used?

See doctor: here is a brief list of major and minor side effects. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/levonorgestrel-side-effects.html For specifics to your situation one would need to know what side effects. Usually there is an alternative medication that can be considered depending on the side effect. Best approach is a consult with a doctor licensed in your area to give specific advice. ...Read more

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Common side effects of birth control?

Common side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of birth control?

Several: The most serious risks are clots in the veins or stroke in patients with migraines with aura. Side effects can include break-through bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood swings, change in libido, or weight gain. Fortunately, both risks and side effects are rare with modern birth control pills and many side effects can be avoided by changing to a different pill. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted benefits and side effects of birth control?

See details: It depends what specific method of birth control you are talking about. The major benefit is prevention of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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