Femulen Risks

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There have been a number of health scares that have been associated with the contraceptive pills and although most have proved to be false, there is an association between the pill and a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer. In the case of Femulen, like many other mini pills, there is a risk of ectopic pregnancy if you do fall pregnant whilst using it.

Breast cancer

Any woman is at risk of having breast cancer, regardless of whether they are using the pill. The risk is low if you are under the age of 40 but increases the older you become. There is a slight increase in the risk of having breast cancer if you are using the contraceptive pill. If you stop taking the pill, your increased risk will decrease until you are back to the normal risk level in approximately ten years time.

A lot of research has gone into this association and the risk of breast cancer is not linked to how long you take the contraceptive pill. It is associated more with age at which you stop taking the pill, which correlates with the fact that your risk of breast cancer increases as you get older. Most people feel that the benefits of using the pill outweigh this slight increase in risk of having breast cancer but if you are worried about this possible risk, talk to your doctor and ask their advice. If you are using Femulen and notice changes in your breast such as dimpling of the skin, changes in the nipple or lumps, tell your doctor immediately.

Ectopic pregnancy

If you are using Femulen and fall pregnant whilst using it, you are at risk of an ectopic pregnancy. This is where the egg attaches outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tubes. Unfortunately, the pregnancy will not be able to come to term and if found early enough, it can be treated successfully. If it is left, it will eventually cause a lot of damage to the fallopian tubes and can cause them to rupture which can lead to excessively high levels of blood loss which are life threatening.

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