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What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

Many choices: Women with thrombocytopenia, or a low level of platelets in the blood, may be at risk for heavier periods. Birth control options that are known to decrease bleeding include depo-provera (an injectable contraceptive), and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. In addition, remember that polyurethane and latex condoms are safe, prevent pregnancy and STDs and don't have any side effects! ...Read more

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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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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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I read that if a woman weighs over 180 lbs then plan b (Emergency contraception) is much less effective. According to studies. Is this correct?

I read that if a woman weighs over 180 lbs then plan b (Emergency contraception) is much less effective. According to studies. Is this correct?

Timing mui important: The timing is much more important. And you should always be using a condom and she could be using any of a number of very effective means of contraception. ...Read more

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What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive ocp's for women with thrombocytopenia safe?

Is contraceptive ocp's for women with thrombocytopenia safe?

See your doctor.: Oral conttraceptives can cause clotting, especially if combined with smoking. In patients with low platelets, this would be likely to be a good thing as they cannot clot well. However, previous thromboembolic disoreders is an absolute contraindication to ocp use so this could mean no use for low platelet patients. You would be wise to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more