OCP. When should they be started? Is it on the days of intercourse? - Online Doctor Chats
ohhh vow,,,,,nice to find the good doctor again :)
Thanks for arranging for the call,,,,,i did not know that the chat got disconnected
below is what i had typed:
: the menstruation happens once every month : her next date will be in the first week of next month : so when should she start having the OCPs,,,and how frequently and how long : Is it enough to have them only on the days of intercourse? : will her menstruations cycle happen as ussual in the same frequency?
OCP's are generally started on the 1st day of the cycle
The first day of the cycle is the day she gets her period
She needs to have one tablet per day
The pack consists of 28 pills
So for 3 weeks, she takes tablets containing hormones
After that she takes pills contains iron and other vitamin supplements
Generally, her cycles will continue as usual
However, I would suggest that she a gynaecologist because an examination needs to be done before OCPs can be prescribed
How old is your wife?
She will have to take 1 tablet everyday irrespective of whether she is having intercourse on that day or not
she'll be 25 in Ausgust
Then age is not a barrier
She needs to take them as long as she doesnt want to get pregnant
Do you follow?
yes i get it
Is there any other concern I can address?
from when will she start to feel that she's putting on weight?
Only some women put on weight with OCPs
Mostly it is due to water retention
If she has plenty of water and has less salt, the weight gain can be potentially prevented
So while there is no time frame when she would start putting on weight, it is not necessary that she does put on weight
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