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Chances of getting pregnant and risks of problems with medication?

By September 20, 2011 - 4:04pm
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I am a 24 year old girl and have a history of endometrosis. I was taken off of my birth control about 6 weeks ago due to adverse reactions with it. I have a Latex allergy and me and my husband choose not to use condoms. My ob/gyn does not seem concerned with me not being on birth control. What are the chances that I can get pregnant? I am also on an anti-depressant and am worried that I will not find out if I get pregnant until it is to late to stop my medication before it could possibly do some harm to my baby.

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I can appreciate your concerns. Endometriosis can cause infertility in some women. Does your doctor think that your case is serious enough to cause infertility? Have you and your doctor talked about another type of birth control pill, other than the one that caused an adverse reaction? Is the Depo-Provera shot an option for you? Or Ortho Evra patch?
When you are ready to conceive, how will you handle the issue of the anti-depressant medication? This is something you need to discuss with your gynecologist/obstetrician and the physician who ordered the medication. I wish that I could have been more helpful, but my knowledge and experience on this issue is little to none.

September 20, 2011 - 4:24pm
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