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I'm having some trouble with my doctor, he seems very

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Hello. I'm having some trouble with my doctor, he seems very stubborn and i need another opinion. I am 29 years old, and 2 weeks ago i had a medical abortion. I was misinformed on a number of things by my doctor. One of the things was that i came into his office asking for a birth control method. He gave me a very bad recommendation at first, and then, when i asked for the pill, he just said i should relax and wait until my 2 week check-up. I made an online order for birth control pills but I just found out that I was supposed to start them the day of the abortion pill. I called my doctor and told him that, and he insists I should use condoms until i see him for the ultrasound, and he will prescribe me birth control pills after that. He refused to listen to me telling him that I'm allergic to latex and can't use condoms. I have a good mind to not go to my appointment but I need to know when to start my pill treatment. I am an intelligent person with some knowledge of physiology and I really don't like being kept on a "need to know" basis like this.
Thank you very much
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry you are having an issue with your doctor

it sounds like you may need to find a new gyn doctor who you can better work with

your gyn doctor is having you wait after the uterine ultrasound to start birth control pills to make sure the products of conception are all out of your uterus

he doesn't want you to start the birth control pills until after he checks the uterus.

if there is still products of conception in the uterus, then he may have to do a D&C procedure to get it out

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I know all that. Your reply was worse than a wikipedia entry.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

what other questions do you have?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I understand his policy, I just don't agree with it. Considering that all the information given by the NHS, planned parenthood and so on describes 2 different scenarios, one where you're on the pill straight after the abortion, and one where you're not, what exactly is the issue with starting the pill before the 2 week checkup? Also, please bear in mind that I am not attached to the "products of conception" and if any would still be present in my uterus, I would have the D&C procedure in a heart beat. What difference does being on the pill make in this case? You need to understand that I need those pills to kick in asap, and if my doctor had paid any attention to my concerns and questions at the time of the abortion, he would have chosen a different course of action. He didn't and I'm just trying to make the best of a bad situation. I will of course be changing my doctor, the fact that I contacted you should have been a clue. But in the meantime, my pills are in the mail, and I am still allergic to latex. I have a box of lambskins that I can tolerate, but they're 3 years old, and I'm not clear on expiration date on organic condoms. I need you to give me a better understanding of this than google already has.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I don't agree with his policy either.

you can start birth control pills immediately after an abortion to make sure you are not pregnant, if you can't use condoms.

you are correct there are many sites which say this

http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/health-info/starting-birth-control/

https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/women/abortion/abortion-aftercare/contraception-advice-after-abortion

some doctors are old fashioned and want to be in control of everything, check the ultrasound and then have you start.

if you need a D&C, you can still be on the pill and get a D&C.

if you need to be sexually active soon, then go on the pill now.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Great! Thank you very much, you've set my mind at ease
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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