(Closed) CFBC and stressed due to doctor advising I stop pill due to liver lesions

posted 3 years ago in No Kids
Post # 16
1149 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not so well informed about this so bear with me if I’m wrong. The liver lesions are caused by ingesting the pills and your doctor says no more combo pills. Since combo pills have estrogen and progestin, what about non-combo types such as progestin only implants? Nothing to ingestin and could spare the liver? I use Nexplanon 68mg which is a very low dose arm implant. Pretty much the most fail-proof method next to abstaining. Downside is irregular bleeding/spotting for some. Lasts 3 years like Skyla.

If that’s not an option, the only thing I can think of next is using a regular condom :\

Post # 17
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

studentloansforlife :  What about essure? Essure are coils that are inserted into your tubes and cause a blockage. But it wont help with period control/heavy periods. 

Edit to say I am CFBC and due to cancer have not been able to take hormonal bc. We use condoms and NFP. It works for us and I have never had a scare in over 18 years of being sexually active.

Post # 18
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

studentloansforlife :  Your fiance should definitely man up and get a vascectomy. My Darling Husband did, once we were done having kids. In fact, it’s such a simple procedure, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was cheaper in the long run for your Fiance to pay even if it’s not covered.

Post # 23
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My friend has benign liver tumors and had to stop OCPs, but was allowed to use a Mirena.  I’d get a second opinion before I trusted condoms/NFP.  I know they have a pretty good rate of efficacy, but I’m open to a 2nd child and I won’t trust those methods until I’m absolutely ready for a 2nd daycare payment.  

Also, condoms + withdrawal combined was metioned. I believe that is false information.  I was instructed that this can lead to the condom slipping and that condoms are most effective when used according to standard instructions.  

Post # 24
8919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

studentloansforlife :  It should take less than 5 minutes online to find out if his insurance will cover a vasectomy and how much it will cost him out of pocket. Even without insurance, they are relatively cheap, probably under $1k, 2k at the very most. It’s a very simple procedure that’s done right in the office. My husband was ready to play hockey the second or 3rd day after his. (I made him call and ask the doctor, who told him to give it some more time, but my husband was ready.) I would insist that your fiance take care of this within the month. There’s no reason it should take any longer than that and if you’re both in agreement about CFBC there’s no reason for him not to.

Post # 25
8919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

studentloansforlife :  “I was questioning my asking this of him, thinking I was being insensitive.” — OMG, you have lesions on your liver! Look at all these tests and procedures you’re going through. Vasectomies are SO easy, and then you are done thinking about birth control forever. “Scrotums are delicate” makes a funny premise for plastic-bat-to-the-balls videos, but they need to stop using that as a reason to not get vasectomies when they’re done having kids. Our business is spread wide with a magnifying glass shoved up us every year. They can handle having their balls held and getting 2 tiny snips once in their life.

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