Aa
A
A
Close
3512689 tn?1347502223
Folliculitis caused by oral contraceptive
Hello, I have tried using oral contraceptives with progesterone and estrogen to feel safer when something goes wrong with condoms, but about 25 days after the start of treatment, i started to have folliculitis in the hip region (buttocks and groin). They are many and big. I usually do not shave my buttocks, then I exclude the possibility of a problem related to that. I've tried changing the medicine to try another kinds of estrogen, but the problem persists and now I'm trying one that is based only progestrone. I'm afraid to go wrong with this one too and not remain me any options. I wonder what has caused this and what should I do? I do not want to depend solely on condoms because they can burst.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi there,
You seem to be suffering from allergy to progesterone which is a rare illness seen in few women. An autoimmune condition and allergic trigger caused by effect of progesterone receptors on the immune system can lead to this problem. Urticaria, hives, blisters, folliculitis are few symptoms of this condition.Danazol a derivative of testosterone may be effective for relieving these symptoms. You may consult your doctor for relief in symptoms and an alternative birth control option. Do write to us again.
Best luck and regards!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
3512689 tn?1347502223
thank you veery much, you have no idea how desperate I was, because where I live, I do not have access to good doctors. apparently I was allergic to estrogen, because this new drug I'm taking, gave me no folliculitis. however, I am menstruating every day since last month, when I started taking it. should i stop treatment because of it? is there a way to reverse the situation? i really need to take birthcontrol pills! not ready for any surprises right now...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Birth Control (Contraception) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
Avatar f tn
Blank
EndoCystaRN
CA
15394896 tn?1465879533
Blank
fiza_ch
Lahore, Pakistan
17049300 tn?1457716777
Blank
gloryrose
Philadelphia, PA