Side Effects Of Taking Pills To Deal With Menstrual Irregularities?

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Doctor, I always have short menstrual cycles with 1 month 2 times. I am a newly married woman. After consulting with 2 different doctors I was prescribed a yellow and white kb pill for 3 months of consumption. Meanwhile, with a different doctor I was given a tablet with a consumption of 14 days, then 14 days empty. R n Is the use of these pills not having a bad effect on pregnancy. R nThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Endang,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Very short menstrual cycles (less than once every 21 days) can indicate hormonal imbalances, for example due to fatigue, stress, changes in body weight that are too drastic, side effects of hormonal contraceptives, improper diet, rarely exercising, and so on. However, this condition can also occur due to a disease, for example endometriosis (endometrial tissue that grows abnormally outside the uterus), uterine polyps (benign tumors originating from the uterine mucosa), pelvic inflammation (inflammation of the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, to the ovaries), myomas (benign tumors of the uterine muscle), thyroid gland disorders, to malignancy.

Direct gynecologist examination, as well as further tests such as laboratory, ultrasound, or pap smear are needed to distinguish each of these conditions. Therefore, it needs to be clarified first, after you have checked with an obstetrician, what are the doctor's conclusions regarding your condition? What causes your menstrual disorders? And, exactly what drugs did the doctor give?

In general, if no significant organic abnormalities are found during the examination, the obstetrician will prescribe hormonal drugs (a type of birth control pill) to treat irregular menstruation. This is intended to maintain the hormonal balance in the body so that menstruation is expected to become more regular. As long as it is consumed according to doctor's instructions, consumption of this hormonal drug should actually help you to be more fertile, not the other way around. Because, by maintaining hormonal balance, the menstrual cycle and ovulation will run more regularly so that you will find it easier to determine when the fertile period is most appropriate for sexual intercourse so that pregnancy occurs.

However, one thing you need to remember is that overcoming menstrual disorders due to hormonal imbalances is not enough just by consuming doctor's drugs alone. You also need to balance this step by living a healthy lifestyle, namely by maintaining a diet (multiply antioxidants, limit instant and preservative foods), drink enough, stay away from stress, maintain body weight, avoid obesity, take regular breaks, and exercise regularly. as much as 3 to 4 times a week.

If after making the above efforts menstruation still doesn't go regularly in 1 to 3 months, you should go back to a gynecologist for further treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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