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Effects of different types of contraceptives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am 40 years old and have tried combined oral contraceptives in the past. I dont like them as they cause the veins on my chest to become bright blue which I understand is caused by Oestrogen. I heard about the injection called depo provera but am terrified to have it as I have read that it causes bed wetting to reoccur in people who had that problem as adolescents. Would the mini-pill be a better option for me?
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Yes oestrogen does have vascular effects
Doctor :   Have you completed your family?

User :   I have no children and do not want any
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How is your gynecological health, meaning in terms of your periods?
User :   my periods are very regular
Doctor :   thats fine

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and you dont want to consider surgical method for birth control?
User :   No definitely not - I dont want to do anything as drastic as that
Doctor :   Ok

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I shall suggest you to go with your gynec opinion
Doctor :  
each method has its own advantages and disadvantages
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mini pill is good
Doctor :  
so is depot injections
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which can be taken once in a time
User :   i like the idea of that but it worried me greatly when i read that it can start off bed wetting as I was a prolific bed wetter as a child
Doctor :   Ok

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I shall explain you about it
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there is no evidence for getting bedwetting issues
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Who said it to you?
User :   I read it on a web site about depot - it said that was a possible side effect
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But that is not listed as a contraindication for the same
Doctor :   For further info about it

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You can consult our renowned Gynecologist
User :   can you give me their details please
Doctor :   You can see a window beside your chat

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You can click on that to get the details
Doctor :   Are you getting it?

User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

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