The Time Limit For Using KB Is 3 Months?
, I am 34 years old, I already use 3 months of injection KB from October 2009 to now February 2019 (more or less 10 years), menstruation is not every month sometimes 3 months, sometimes 5 months. Complaints lately why in the area of the right hand injection site continues to ache and right knee following the pain? I asked the midwife to be told to stop Kb because it was too long to use the KB? Is there any limit to using Kb?
Good evening, thanks for the question
The advantage of using this type of hormonal contraception is high effectiveness and long-term use. The following are the benefits of using 3-month hormonal contraception:
1. Relatively safe for nursing mothers
2. No need to bother remembering to take contraceptive pills every day.
3. No need to count first during intercourse.
4. Can be stopped at any time.
5. Can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.
In fact, if you are healthy and do not have other ballast medical indications, you can use hormonal contraception including injections of 3 months for the long term provided that under the recommendation and supervision of a doctor. For example in patients with blood clotting disorders, or high blood pressure, or women over 35 years, it is not recommended the use of long-term hormonal contraception.
If the age is no longer productive enough in terms of reproductive health and already has enough children, then it is better to replace more patent contraceptive methods, such as an IUD or sterile. Both do not cause local or systemic side effects such as hormonal contraceptive use.
Carry out further consultations with obstetricians for the choice of contraceptive methods according to the patient's medical condition.
That's all, hope you can help