Taking hormonal contraceptives is considered one of the most effective ways to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. But this type of contraception is not able to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, it is recommended to use this tool for women who have a permanent partner who can be completely trusted.
Since every woman has her own characteristics of the menstrual cycle, when choosing hormonal contraceptives, first of all, you must follow the recommendations of your doctor. For example, women who have the strongest hormonal surges in the middle of the cycle are recommended to take three-phase drugs that can orchestrate ovulation in the usual way for the body.
To protect yourself from the wrong choice of contraceptives, see a gynecologist, undergo an ultrasound of the pelvic organs to exclude fibroids and cysts. A blood test for hormones, which must be taken three times in one menstrual cycle, will help to get a complete picture of all hormonal disorders in the body.
Most contraceptives reduce blood clotting, so an appropriate test must be taken to rule out the possibility of bleeding. Be sure to visit the surgeon, consult him about the possible presence of varicose veins. In this case, women with a predisposition to diabetes mellitus, taking certain medications can reduce the body's tolerance to glucose, so it is necessary to take a blood sugar test.
The body's reaction to an improperly selected contraceptive can be swelling, irritability, swelling of the mammary glands, bitterness in the mouth, nausea and spotting. Such reactions are the norm only during the period of adaptation of the body to hormones. If the situation does not change after three months, stop taking the pills. Weight gain is also the result of inappropriate contraceptives. If you are under 25 years old, taking birth control pills with constantly changing hormonal background can lead to infertility.