Saturday, June 25, 2011

how to use birth control pills

how to use birth control pills
How do I take the pill?

Generally, each pack has 21 pills. The first is from the first day of menstrual bleeding and then one every day for 20 days. At the end of the 21 pills a week of rest stops, where it appears again the "rule" - and start another pack after the 7 days off. Logically, this time not taken the first day of the "rule", but after 7 days of rest. Suppose the first day of the rule was a Monday. You start making that Monday. You take a pill every day for 21 days. It lies 7 days and the 8 th day, which will again Monday, he starts again. The pill can be taken any time, but it's a good idea to involve making a regular occurrence, to prevent oversights, such as after brushing your teeth after dinner, going to bed, at breakfast. What matters is not the time, but take it every day at the same hour.

Who can take the pill?

Although the pill is very safe with few side effects should prescribe a specialist. He knows the contraindications for this method and meet the future client, so you can tell you if the pill is a suitable method for you.

In general, the pill can take any healthy woman. However it is not recommended for use before 16 years to allow completion of sexual maturation in a natural way, "not after 45 years at this age increases the risk of blood vessel abnormalities or heart- . Between these two ages, and if no disease or a history that contraindicate the pill is an effective and safe alternative. Smoking is not recommended while taking the pill. This warning is more important as the woman approaches the limit of 35 years.

At what time the pill is effective?

The pill is effective from the first shot. It is also effective during the bye week, if you start a new pack later this week without feeding. However, if, before starting the pill, you are using a non-hormonal contraceptive method is a good idea to keep this method (eg condoms) during the first month of pill use. So you will be protected until you get used to how you take it, be sure that there is forgetfulness, etc.

What if I miss a pill?

If you realize the neglect within 12 hours, just take the missed pill and remember nothing after the usual time, so it might take two pills that day. Contraceptive protection is not lost even if you've had sex in those 12 hours.

If more than 12 hours from the time that you should have taken it, and we can not guarantee the contraceptive efficacy. You skip the missed pill (which remains in the bottle) and take the next at the usual time. This is done so that the rule does not come too soon. However, you should use for the remainder of that cycle, another method of contraception (eg condoms). The following packaging and protects you from day one and is no longer needed extra method. The same applies if you vomit within 3-4 hours after ingesting the pill. You can not tell for sure if your body has absorbed and therefore you should use additional contraception during that cycle and continue taking the remaining pills at the usual time. You must also do the same if, while using the pill, you had a severe diarrhea for example when you have gastroenteritis.

Does the pill for menstruation?

The pill is used in women with irregular menstrual cycles in order to make them regular. So, if you use the pill, the "rules" appear about every 28 days. Usually the amount of flow is much smaller and takes less time rule. It is also very likely that if you had painful rules now are much less obtrusive and even painless. You have to know that the pill is used as a treatment for painful rules.

Only in some cases bleeding may occur between two rules. Usually these are very rare bleeding (spotting) and need not even use tampons or pads. This is more common in the first three months of pill use and usually disappears with use. Anyway, you should always consult with your gynecologist.

Are the pills makes me fat?

Currently used modern components, so that only in rare cases are finished. Typically, the weight should remain unchanged or vary within + - 2 kilos.

Does it produce cancer?

This is a myth that has dragged the pill since it appeared. The reality is that even protect against certain cancers. With regard to breast cancer does not appear to increase or decrease the risk (but exclude before you start taking it). But it does protect against ovarian cancer and endometrial (a type of cancer that affects part of the uterus). It is known that if a woman uses the pill for just one year, have half the risk of having these two types of cancer and protection lasts 15 years.

What side effects?

Side effects, as indicated by the specialist, are infrequent and mild and usually go away with use. Within scarce, they may appear, for example, tight feeling in the breasts, headache, dizziness or nausea.

Does it produce acne?

With modern pills are not only not cause acne but with some of them, acne can be reduced if already present.

Is there any benefit?

As we have seen regularize the menstrual cycle, reduce or eliminate menstrual pain, protect against certain cancers, can be used, some of them-in the treatment of acne. But there are others: reduce the frequency of ovarian cysts, prevent anemia that occurs in some women for excessive periods, protect against pelvic inflammatory disease (a serious infection of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.

When should I not take it?

Always consult a specialist before starting for the first time. Then you must continue with your regular revisions (about once a year). But there are some cases to avoid: when you've had changes in blood vessels (thrombosis or thrombophlebitis) or there is family history, if you are pregnant, if you have heart disease, kidney or liver (hepatitis is contraindicated only until complete cure), if you have sickle cell anemia (anemia in which red blood cell shape is altered), if you had jaundice (yellow skin) in previous pregnancies, if you have or have had malignant breast tumors or endometrial and if you are diabetic and have blood vessel abnormalities, if you have abnormal metabolism of fat, if previous pregnancies have had a type of herpes called gravid or lost hearing, if you have vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, if you are allergic one of the components. It is important not to take the pill if you're going to be immobilized long time (for example a broken leg) or if you are going to submit yourself within the next 6 weeks of surgery.

With that list of contraindications, you sure I can take?

Although the list is long, chances are you have not written anything before. Your gynecologist will make a review and if you finally indicates, you can take it with confidence.

Does it prevent AIDS?

No. The pill prevents against some STDs such as pelvic inflammatory disease, but not against AIDS. The only method of contraception to prevent AIDS is a condom.

I regain fertility?

Yes, once you stop taking the pill, restoring the ability to become pregnant. Obviously, if there was a prior condition that it is possible still there, but the birth control pill is totally reversible.

What if I have no rule in the bye week?

If you take the pill correctly this is very unlikely. If it still happens can be a sign that there has been a failure. In this case you should stop taking the pill and immediately consult a gynecologist. Most kit for the diagnosis of pregnancy that are sold in pharmacies, not valid for the diagnosis of pregnancy when taking the pill. It usually occurs +, if you're not pregnant.

Do I need to rest every so often?

This was a very common practice, but it makes no sense. Years ago it was recommended to take a break of 1 or 2 months each year of employment of the pill. Today we know that this has no scientific basis and even increases the risk of unwanted pregnancies. At present it is recommended not to rest (not to be confused with the week off every 21 days, that there is to do it), but you should always do your annual survey with your gynecologist, who will advise you about it.

"I can take other medications while taking the pill?

You should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medications. Some antibiotics and some drugs used to treat epilepsy can alter the effectiveness of the pill. Always consult your doctor.

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