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What birth control method can be followed by a hypertension patient ?

Acute Left Kidney causes High Blood Pressure...needs Birth control? Any recommendations? Five years ago, at the age of 20, I was diagnosed with Hypertension , which was later discovered to be the effect of an acute left kidney {a birth defect}. I have not been treated for the Hypertension in five years due to lack of insurance. However, I have been off and on birth control {with no estrogen} and just recently after an updated Pap test , I was told that my BP was too high to be prescribed any type of birth control, so I have been without for almost a month now and am wondering if there is a safe method of Birth control, such as the IUD , that will work for me without hormones? Also, I am working on getting health insurance to begin maintaining the care of my BP. Please help!!!
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic!!

Bp tablets are not expensive. It poses very high risk esp to your kidney in the form of hypertensive nephropathy. Dont delay your treatment.
You can try IUD but for any procedure to be done you will have to bring your BP to near normal otherwise there is a risk of bleeding.
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