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Bicornuate uterus,bill control and miscarriage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a bicornuate uterus, what birth control pill would you suggest?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Do you have regular periods?
User :   very regular
User :   haven't had problems with that
User :   but it's very heavy and uncomfortable
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Birth control pills are hormonal pills similar to those that regulate your periods.
Doctor :   The effects of the hormones remain the same irrespective of uterine malformations.
Doctor :   So you can use any of the birth control pills of your choice.
Doctor :   And since birth control pills are prescription only medications,
Doctor :   It is not ethical to suggest the pills online.
Doctor :   Hence you need to consult a gynecologist who can prescribe you with your choice of birth control pills - you can use conventional birth control pill or progesterone only pills.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Make sure you have ruled out pregnancy, if you have been sexually active before using the pills.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   what are the benefits of progesterone only pills?
Doctor :   Conventional pills contain both oestrogens and progesterone.
Doctor :   Oestrogen in conventional pills are responsible for some side effects such as headaches, venous thrombosis and rarely certain tumours.
Doctor :   Such serious side effects are less common in progesterone only pills.
Doctor :   Apart from the less severe side effects, progestrone only pills do not have any additional benefits.
User :   and from what you've told me my condition won't change irregardless of what pill i take
User :   im just concerned that when I want to get pregnant it might further complicate things
User :   i recently did an ultra sound, they told me one uterus was larger than the other and one was laden with cysts
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im not supposed to be having regular periods, but it i am not really sure what my position is with later wanting to get pregnant. but i'm 28 and the heaviness of my period is becoming a problem now
Doctor :   Bicornuate uterus is not an absolute contraindication for the use of birth control pills.
Doctor :   These pills do not cause any adverse effects on fertility.
Doctor :   however individuals having bicornuate uterus can suffer from repeated miscarriages
User :   that's good to know, people give you all these different ideas
Doctor :   This you need to take care off.
Doctor :   You can consult a gynecologist and use the birth control pills now,
Doctor :   Take proper medical advice when you plan for pregnancy to avoid any unfortunate events.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No I don't, thank you :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Wish you the best of luck.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thank you, take care
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