BIRTHCONTROL!Posted on 06/08/09, 04:37 pm
Reply #1 06/30/09 9:27pm
Sorry about no answers to your post. I will say this, so many woman end up pregnant shortly after having surgery so, no matter what, unless you are looking to get pregnant, make sure you find something. Stictly generic info...It takes a lot less of all of the drugs I take to get relief and/or results...
Reply #2 10/15/09 7:45pm
Reply #3 10/21/09 8:24am
I do have PCOS and while they say you can easily get pregnant after surgery, I never did. I was on the shot, Depo, though, because it was recommended. They don't recommend you be on the pill because you're absorbtion is decreased post-op. They recommend the shot, IUDs, NuvaRing, things that are more easily absorbed. I found out, recently, in my goal to get pregnant and that it just wasn't happening for me (I have a poor track record for conception anyhow) that I don't ovulate at all and likely never really have. My periods are severely irregular. Last time I had one was nearly 2 years ago when I had surgery, and that was because of the hormone surge from the fat cells releasing the hormones as they leave so rapidly. I haven't cycled since. Of course, not everyone with PCOS has this severe of a problem, but just to be safe, some women do become very fertile post-op and even with PCOS, some will conceive easier. It didn't happen to me, but it is known to happen to women. I'd recommend getting a birth control method that is more easily absorbed then the pill though. I don't know why a doctor would recommend the pill for a post-op, personally. It is well known that a bypass patient has decreased absorbtion. My surgeon said 12-18 months post-op before becoming pregnant, so I waited 18 months, and while I'm a long ways away from goal weight, they haven't said anything against it. Anyhow, sorry so long. I'm long winded. Hope some of this helped though!
Reply #4 02/21/10 3:47am
I have PCOS and they would only put me on the NuraRing 4 months after surgery hubby came home from Iraq for 15 days and no baby so I think it works yay. But come sept we are going to try
Reply #5 04/20/12 11:15am
I was told I would need to stop my Depro shot so I was hormone free 30 days before surgery and 30 days after, since the shot lasts for 12 weeks I didn't get the one due this week since my surgery is June 11, 2012. My bariactric program only allows the paragard or mirena IUD before you have surgery. So at this point I am not on anything but will take precautions if need be. The bariactric program is so strict before surgery due the blood clot risk that being on most hormone birthcontrol has in it. I might just take a break from the shot from now till 30 days after my surgery at this point. I do like the depro shot though. Many say it causes weight gain but most of the birth control does that has hormones it it with is everything except the paragard IUD.
Reply #6 06/10/12 7:00pm
I have a mirena IUD. I do have a child though. Most OBs will not place one unless you have had at least one child secondary to risk of infertility after using an IUD.
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