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Doctor insights on: Women Thrombocytopenia Contraception

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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

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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What percent women with IUD copper get pregnant?

What percent women with IUD copper get pregnant?

Less than 1%: Less than 1% of women with copper iud get pregnant with the iud in place. It is a very effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Irinotecan?

Can pregnant women use Irinotecan?

Irinotecan: Irinotecan is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) safe for anemic women?

Yes: Yes, depoprovera is safe in patients who are anemic. Depoprovera will help reduce the amount of blood lost during each menstrual period, which will help the patient conserve her iron stores. ...Read more

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Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed periods: yes. Excessive stress. Excessive exercise that drops body fat to certain percentage can make your period stop. Malnutrition. And of course pregnancy. Hope this helps. Dr R. ...Read more

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52 yr woman, hemoglobin count: 6 due to very heavy menstrual clotty bleeding. Doctor prescribed iron shots . Is she at risk for cardiac arrest?

52 yr woman, hemoglobin count: 6 due to very heavy menstrual clotty bleeding.  Doctor prescribed iron shots . Is she at risk for cardiac arrest?

Serious low HGB: depends on her underlying heart condition and also depend on the rapidity of the drop of hemoglobin. Heart can tolerate gradual drop of hemoglobin to certain extent, but sudden drop may have serious consequences on the myocardial ischemia ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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