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  • Sumanta 4:12 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: 72, , , hours, intercourse, Menses, , pills, progesterone,   

    Should emergency contraceptive pills be used​ regularly? 

     

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    Emergency contraceptive pills are used to avoid unplanned pregnancy that might happen after unprotected sexual intercourse. Generally earlier the pills are taken its said to be best and generally, they are said to be of worth when using up to 72 hours of the intercourse, however, it might depend on the composition of the medicine, the manufacturer etc.

    Medication dosages in emergency contraceptive pills are generally quite larger than regular contraceptive pills. One of the popular types of emergency contraceptive pills is those purely progesterone based. Progesterone is a type of hormone which is normally produced in females.

    Therefore, regular frequent use of the emergency contraceptive pills is not appropriate. It increases chances of adverse effects. Many people feel that emergency contraceptive pills are a good solution for casual intercourse and undermine the need for the appropriate regular use of contraceptives. Such practice can be detrimental to those females who might plan to use emergency contraceptive pills causally.

    P.S.- This blog is not for professional medical advises of any sort. The information herein may not be error-free. For all your health concerns please visit your health care provider.
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  • Sumanta 1:24 PM on January 10, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , delayed, , Menses, , pill, ,   

    Do periods get delayed after emergency contraceptive pills? 

    After using emergency contraceptive pills menstrual period (i.e. menses) may fluctuate and can be delayed up to few weeks. However,  periods might happen early too.

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    P.S.- This blog is not for professional medical advises of any sort. The information herein may not be error-free. For all your health concerns please visit your health care provider.
     
  • Sumanta 5:17 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Amenorrhea, , Menses, , prolactin,   

    Prolactin and menses 

    Before we penetrate deep in the topic lets look into what are the meanings of term ‘amenorrhea’ and ‘prolactin’ (briefings only, will not bore you opening a medical encyclopedia). Amenorrhea is a condition when a female is not having menses during her reproductive years of life (i.e. between the time period of onset of menses to cessation of menses at menopause). Amenorrhea can be the primary type in which menses have never occurred and secondary type where menses were present but stopped due to some cause. That much of amenorrhea, more info on this will distort the theme of this article.

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    Pituitary and pineal glands

    Next, what is prolactin? Prolactin is a hormone secreted from anterior pituitary gland primarily responsible for producing breast milk. Now for normal menses to occur there are certain hormones made from pituitary gland called gonadotropin hormones which are controlled by another hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormones (GnRH) produced from hypothalamus. Prolactin in excess inhibits GnRH which in turn decrease gonadotropin hormones release and inhibit ovulation, hence menstrual cycle can’t take its course. One important condition where huge amount of prolactin can get secreted is a tumor of pituitary gland called prolactinoma.

    Besides pituitary tumors prolactin levels can be raised by use of certain antipsychotic drugs which are known for suppressing dopamine levels, which in turn increase the prolactin level (normal function of dopamine is to decrease prolactin level). In almost similar mechanism hypothyroidism causes amenorrhea. Hope that much of human biology was within adorable limits and didn’t complicate much!

    You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too.

     
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