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Gynecology and birth control question

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 6, 2006
  • 07:24 PM

Im not sure if this post would be in the right forum or not.

I have a couple questions pertaining to gynecology and birth control

I'll start off with my first question. I'm 22 and I have a girlfriend and we have been together since May of 2006. I have been aware that she goes to see a gynecologist on a routine basis. She has been seeing this gynecologist for about a year and a half now. She recently told me that she contracted HPV from a previous guy she had been with. It's one of the reasons she goes to see the gynecologist. She had a pap smear done and it was abnormal (or however the test results come in). Now this was before we started to date. She told me it cleared up and she doesn't have it anymore. She me told they tested her for other STDs. Now my question is, do gynecologists test for other STDs like HIV as well? even without telling her she is being tested for HIV? I didn't know if there was a routine testing done that tests for all types of STDs at one time or whatever.

My second question is about the birth control. Ever since she had been going to the gynecologist, she has been on birth control. That's another reason she went was because she was having pain in her ovaries if im not mistaking. She went in and was issued birth control to I guess prevent from anything serious to happen. She has been on it for a year or so. She was taking the one( can't remember the name) with the round dispenser. She was ok with it for a while until she had been getting mood swings and headaches. Around August of this year, she switched to Yasmin, becuase of the lower dose of the hormone that the pill gives probably would help with the mood swings and such. Lately she has not been eating much and has lost weight. She feels somewhat tired most of the time. And she has these low blood sugar feelings through out the day, not everyday. She would feel shaky and sometimes get a headache, you know like you would feel when your blood sugar is down. I asked her when she started feeling like this, like not wanting to eat as much and everything, she told me about 3-4 months ago. My question is would birth control be a factor in this case of her decreased appetite and weight loss even when she changed to a different brand of birth control? She just now recently has been put on Loestrin, not sure what the differnce is. But I'm just want to know if it could be this or not something more serious.


Mr. B

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  • Well first thing each Dr. is different. Most of them (I know mine does this) They test you for all the STD's when they test you for HPV. I have been testes for HIV but had to have a separate test. I don't think you have anything to worry about. If you want to be postive you can go to the Dr. and get a test for STD's and HIV.Second, birth control doesn't matter which one effects every women differently.I have moved around from 3-4 different type BC it effected me the same way, till the 5th one and that worked. She should see a Dr. for counter medicine to make her feel better.I had to.I hope that helps.
    lizzi9983 35 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 07:21 PM
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  • If she got dysplasia from HPV they have to repeat the PAPs until they come out normal. They have to do a more magnified exam called colpolscopy. They may be taking biopsies at the copolscopies. HPV is dangerous to women because certain types can cause cancer. This is why she is going to the gynocologist so much. You should also get an STD panel of blood tests to be responsible for your own health and to avoid killing the women you sleep with. Sounds harsh doesn't it? It is my experience that women stay on top of their tests and men wait until they have sores or warts- *****s me off. You see, men can get genital warts from certain types of HPV. This might not be the kind she had. That is the worst men can get from it, though, no cancer. Men can give the cancer causing HPV to women and not know they have it. SO, you could be reinfecting her without knowing it. Condoms do not protect against HPV. You get a ***n wart and we get cancer- not fair, so get tested before you kill someone.
    pumibel 42 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 00:31 AM
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