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Women Thrombocytopenia 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Probably: Will correct a hormonal imbalance and make the periods regular again. ...Read more
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
I am a 19 year old female I currently use the contraception pill. I took a test and it was negative but I had white fluid come from my nipple?
For 57+ female what are typical causes of mild anemia (Hb 10.6, RBC 3.6) & Thrombocytopenia (Pt 1.2 L) along with ~5% weight loss over 6-months?
Is IRON DEFICIENCY but a complete work-up is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! .... This should include a GI evaluation and COMPLETE BLOOD analysis. (Iron, B-12-folic acid)....This should be done as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
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What are the options of contraception for a woman with liver problems and after cholestasis of pregnancy?
Not hormones: You can use local methods condoms, diaphragm, if u do not want any more kids, office sterilzation, is easier and safer than laparoscopic tubal coagulation. I currently do both adiana and essure in the offcie. If you have a c-section, the tubes can be tied at that time. But as you know tubal methods are permanent, but with your condition, another pregnancy could be risky. ...Read more
How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female
See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more
As an overweight woman, what should I do for emergency contraception? Plan B doesn't work for 176lb+; Ella (ulipristal acetate) needs a prescription. Tinyurl. Com/k49gtjj
IUD: If you are within 7 days of unprotected intercourse, see your GYN for an Intrauterine contraceptive device. Using an effective contracetive to prevent unplanned pregnancies is always a better choice. ...Read more
I'm 28 female and my left breast is heavy aching. I'm not on any tablets or contraception, not pregnant. I'm worried it's breast cancer?
Going to start taking pregnacare contraception for myself. But noticed they do a male version? Is it necessarily for both me n my partner to take it?
Condoms: Condoms will not make you gain weight. ...Read more