I had a heart transplant and have liver disease...I was wondering if any females can recommend a good birthcontrol pill that doesn't affect your liver? I was just on Depo shot, but have to go off of it.
I had a multivisceral transplant which included receiving a new liver over five years ago. I have been put on a birth control medication because I am too underweight to have a period on my own and I need the estrogen for my bones. I am currently taking 28 day Sprintec without problems and was on Mononessa for awhile. These both have norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol and are considered the generic equivalents of Ortho Cyclen and Desogen. It was just the insurance's decision to switch the generics. I hope you can find one that works well for you and does not affect your liver. Many hugs.
What kind of liver disease? Oral contraceptives are what caused my liver disease in the first place (confirmed through a study with the Centers for Disease Control). After 28 years of pain (and hemorrhages and resections), I was finally listed for transplant. Nine years ago this coming Tuesday, I received the gift of life, for which I am so very grateful. I would recommend great caution regarding oral contraceptives. You should ask a hepatologist about it (not just your family doctor or gynecologist), as I have been told that all estrogens affect the liver, including the patches. (Even though it is sometimes said that transdermal patches bypass the liver, that information is highly debatable.) We need to do everything possible to protect these precious gifts! :) Believe me, I really miss estrogen, but if having it means more liver disease, I am content to be without it. Best of everything to you ...
I had a liver transplant two years ago however my doctor won't allow me to take any birth control or any type of hormones. Maybe you should check with your transplant doctor to see if it is ok for you to take in the first place.
I recently injured my hand and now have to have surgery on it to repair it. They are going to be putting me out for the surgery. Now grant it, I, on a regular basis go to my transplant center for different procedures(ie;allomap, biopsies, heart caths, etc) and feel completely at ease in doing so, it has been 4.5 years since my heart transplant, Yet I have found myself with a lot of anxiety going into this surgery, one that they are putting me under, two, it is not at my transplant center but at another hospital. It is really weird that i seem to have more anxiety concerning this surgery then I did about my transplant. The faith I have been granted affords me to have confidence in my eternal destiny to be with Christ and that is what/and has guided me through my entire transplant journey. Can anybody shed some light on their experience they have had with other surgeries following transplant. With a grateful heart, JeffSee More
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I lived with stage 4 (end stage) liver disease for 15 years. The fall of 2010 was the beginning of a rapid decline. I received a transplant in May of 2011. As you know a transplant gives you a new life but does not cure the hepatitis C, it begins its damage of your new liver immediately. Thanks to the incredible staff of the Mayo Clinic Liver Department and new drugs Solvaldi and Olysio I have been virus free for over 5 months and hope that my 6 month blood test will be still be negative. Interferon and ribovarin would show no virus and then a month or so it would rear it's ugly head. I had no side effects from the two new drugs. These drugs are very very expensive but I was fortunate that Mayo knew where to go for help with these two drugs whose combined costs is $58,000 per month for 3 months. $174,000.
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According to Yahoo, the kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. About two quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and about 198 quarts are recovered. The urine we excrete has been stored in the bladder for anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. See More