Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal Birth Control Treatments in Jumeirah, Dubai

It is a type of contraception that contains estrogen and progestin or either of the hormones. A small patch is placed on the skin each day for 3 weeks making a total of 21 days. The 4th week one does not use the patch hence leading to the menstrual bleed. The mechanism of action is like the birth control pills. Hormones get into the blood creating anovulation (ovulation does not happen). Cervical mucus thickens to ensure the sperm does not get to the egg. STIs are not prevented by the patch.

These hormonal birth control treatments include birth control pills, stick-on patches, insertable vaginal rings, shots, and implants. You’ll need a prescription for them. They use hormones, similar to the ones in your body, to stop the release of an egg so that it can’t get fertilized by sperm.

Reason Why it is done

  • Hormonal birth control is a lifesaver for many women trying to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
  • Its methods may balance the hormonal fluctuations that happen throughout your menstrual cycle.
  • Women who take hormonal birth control treatment are less likely to get uterine cancer.
  • Cooperation of a partner is not needed
  • Daily attention of a pill is not required
  • Steady hormonal dose is offered
  • Better for people with issues swallowing pills
  • Removed easily hence restoring fertility
  • Hormonal birth control treatment also allows you to skip your period that can help you to prevent period-related anemia.

Women with the following conditions are advised against the Hormonal Birth Control patch:

  • 35 years of age and older and smokes
  • Chest pain
  • History of heart attack
  • Blood clot history
  • 90kgs or more in weight
  • Liver disease
  • Migraines with aura
  • Complications related to diabetes such as eyes, kidney and blood vessels complications
  • Vaginal bleeding that is unexplained
  • Jaundice when pregnant or when taking pills
  • Major surgery and one does not move around
  • Herbal supplements
  • Sensitivity to the birth control patch

Inform the health provide if:

  • You are breastfeeding
  • Breast lump or breast changes
  • On epilepsy medications
  • Diabetes, liver disease or kidney disease
  • Have irregular periods
  • Have depression
  • Have skin conditions such as eczema

Danger signs to seek help:

  • Sudden shortness of breath, coughing up blood or sharp chest pain is an indicator of blood clot
  • Calf pain that is persistent
  • Partial or complete blindness that is sudden
  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Stroke signs
  • Jaundice
  • Insomnia and increased tiredness
  • Breast lump that persists in more than 2 cycles
  • Signs of pregnancy

Risks of Hormonal Birth Control Treatments

It has a higher chance of success as compared to birth control pills.

Side effects include:

  • Blood clotting problems are increased
  • Spotting or breakthrough bleeding
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Pain or tenderness in the breast
  • Menstrual pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Acne
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal infections
  • Fatigue fluid retention

How to Prepare for Hormonal Birth Control Treatments

Have a record of all medications you are taking and any past and present medical conditions to explain to the medical provider.

What You Can Do

  • Talk to the medical professional on when to start using the patch.
  • Choosing the location to apply the patch.
  • Apply the patch
  • Change patch once a week for 3 weeks
  • Ensure the patch is in place
  • Skip patch at the 4th week
  • Use back up birth control when late to apply the patch

Get the ideal guidance about hormonal birth control treatment including birth control pills & anti-pregnancy pills from Dubai’s leading gynecologists only at SHAMMA Clinic in Jumeirah. Visit us today or call our experts.

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