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Side effects of oral contraceptives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i jst wnt to knw the side effects of oral contraceptives
User :   pills
Doctor :   OCPs can cause weight gain, acne, increased facial hair growth, breast tenderness in some women.
Doctor :   These can be overcome with exercise and a good diet.
User :   okie
Doctor :   If used for prolonged periods like more than 5 years, then there may be increased chances of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Doctor :   That is why they are given for not more than 5 years.
Doctor :   The last complications I mentioned are more in women above 35 years than younger women.
Doctor :   Smoking women should not use
Doctor :   OCPs
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User :   yep
User :   fine thanx for info
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Anything else?
User :   which is the safest method to follow nt to become pregnant
User :   ?
Doctor :   That depends on the couple. If the woman is in a stable relationship like early years of marriage and she has no other health problems, then she can safely use OCPs
Doctor :   If the sexual act is occassional or if the woman has any other health problems, then the couple can use barriers like condoms.
Doctor :   If the woman's periods are regular, then safe period method can also be tried but chance of failure is high.
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