Contraception Advice

How to use contraception to ease menstrual related issues.

Contraception advice

It’s no secret that women have a period. But for some reason, even in today’s liberal and sex positive society, the effects of the monthly female cycle are often seen as taboo or ignored. The media reports that a lot of women who go to their doctor to complain about menstrual related problems get passed on or not taken seriously.

We think it’s diabolical that women are being ignored for their menstrual struggles. Although we cannot change the way these women are treated at the GP, we can try to help ease the symptoms with contraception advice. Women are normally able to choose which form of contraception they go on. With our compiled collection of contraception advice, we hope women will be able to make a more informed decision about contraception, choosing a method that can help with some of their PMS symptoms.

Contraception advice for mood swings

If you experience mood swings before your period, without contraception, we can recommend hormonal contraception. It is believed that PMS is caused by the change in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle, but it is not certain. Using hormonal contraception can often serve to balance out hormones and reduce PMS symptoms.

If you are experiencing mood swing without being on contraception and your doctor has not responded in the appropriate way, our contraception advice would be to try hormonal contraception.

Contraception advice for heavy periods

There are many other medical treatments for heavy periods but if you are embarrassed to see the doctor or would rather go down another route, there are several contraceptive methods which have been found to be effective. The coil, both hormonal and non-hormonal, have been found to help women with heavy periods as well as the combined oral contraceptive pill.

Our contraception advice for people with heavy periods is to try the above methods. This is no alternative for seeing the doctor, however, as heavy periods could be a symptom of something else.

Contraception advice for acne

Hormonal acne in women can often be linked to the changes in hormonal cycles. Many GPs may advise the use of the combined oral contraceptive pill if their patients aren’t already using it. The pill can be effective for a lot of people, but be warned the benefits can often take a full year to be seen.

So we hope we have helped with a few of the pre-menstrual problems women have with our contraception advice. If you need more information, there are plenty more resources on line and always feel safe to go to your local GP.

Abdominal Scan

The purpose of an abdominal scan is to help identify any problems that may be occurring in major organs such as the bladder, appendix, Gallbladder, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen and stomach.

An abdominal scan can be used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition or guide a surgeon through certain procedures.

The abdominal scan is not uncomfortable or painful, the only thing you should be able to feel is the sensor and gel on your skin.

The abdominal scan works by a probe giving off high frequency sound waves, you will not be able to hear these sound waves but when they bounce off different parts of the body they create “echoes” that are picked up by the probe and turned into an image that you can see. The image will be displayed on a monitor while the scan is being carried out.

The procedure of an abdominal scan you will usually be asked to lie flat on your back on an examination table. You will have a gel substance to the abdominal skin; this helps the sound waves to pass through the abdomen more efficiently and effectively by removing small pockets of air that could interfere.

A transducer (a wand like device) will send high frequency waves to your body and picks up a responding signal; it will be placed onto the abdomen and move around the area to create a clear image.

You may be asked before your abdominal scan to drink plenty of water and not go to the toilet until after the scan-this may be needed before a scan of your unborn baby or the pelvic area. You may also be asked not to eat anything before the abdominal scan if it’s a scan of the digestive system, this could include the liver and gallbladder.

The abdominal scan should take between 15-45 minutes; they usually take place in a hospital in a radiology department.

After an abdominal scan there should be no after effects and you can go home soon after the scan is finished.

You can usually drive, eat, drink and return to your other normal activities straight away.

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