Check-up and prescription for contraceptive pill

We conduct thorough and comprehensive examination and laboratory tests before you start using any contraceptives to find the safest method for your body!

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How do contraceptives work?

One of the most common methods of contraception is the contraceptive pill, which is 99% effective and safe for women. Contraceptive pills contain artificial hormones that affect the ovarian function, the ovulation.

Because of the synthetic hormones:

  • ovulation stops,
  • egg production does not occur,
  • the mucus produced in the cervical canal becomes thicker,
  • making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the uterine cavity,
  • the uterine lining is atrophied so that the egg is unable to embed.

A full check-up is essential before taking the contraceptive pill, come and see us for a specialist consultation!

What kind of contraceptive pills are currently available? What kind of contraceptive pills are currently available?

What kind of contraceptive pills are currently available?

The market for contraceptive pills is divided into two types of products for regular use.

The combined pill

The combined pill contains estrogen and progesterone hormones. Single-phase pills (the same amount of hormone in each pill) and multi-phase pills (varying proportions of hormone in the pills) work in 1-month cycles. In contrast, the extended cycle pill, which inhibits ovulation and suspends the menstrual cycle for 3 months.

The mini pill

The mini pill contains only the hormone progesterone and can therefore be taken in cases of estrogen problems (e.g. breast-feeding, cancer). Compared to the combined pill, it is somewhat less effective and requires much more attention and precision from the patient's part.

Laboratory tests before birth control pills

The contraceptive pill is a practical and safe way to protect against unwanted pregnancy, but a thorough and comprehensive check-up is necessary before regular use! Laboratory tests include blood work, liver function and susceptibility to thrombosis (APC resistance).

During a general blood panel, the red and white blood cell count, platelet count and the number of elements in the blood are checked to exclude any risk of anemia, coagulation disorders or diseases of the blood-forming organs.

Liver function is important to measure the risk of unknown liver disease, as the liver is responsible for metabolizing oral medications, including the contraceptive pill.

The following values are tested:

  1. Bilirubin (a yellow-coloured breakdown product of haemoglobin),
  2. GPT (an enzyme in liver cells),
  3. GOT (enzyme responsible for the metabolism of amino acids)
  4. GGT (enzyme produced by the liver, pancreas and kidneys)
  5. and alkaline phosphatase (found in liver, bones)
The following values are tested:

We also examine the risk of thrombosis

Contraceptives that contain synthetic hormones increase the risk of thrombosis (blood clot) and embolism by causing the blood to coagulate. The predisposition to thrombosis is hereditary, so extended laboratory testing is recommended for people with a known family history of thrombosis, embolism or gynecological cancer.

In this case, in addition to the above, additional values are tested to ensure that genetic factors are excluded.

  • We check for the presence of a mutation in the prothrombin gene, as this gene increases susceptibility to thrombosis.
  • We check the factors that regulate blood clotting (Antithrombin III, Prothrombin, APTI, Protein C, Protein S).

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Gynecological examnation and consultation 35 000 Ft /session
Gynecological consultation with examination and ultrasound 39 000 Ft /session
Gynecological cancer screening: phisical examination + cytology + ultrasound scan 51 000 Ft /session

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should come to the laboratory tests on an empty stomach, but no other preparation is required.


You will receive your results 2-3 weeks after the test, after which we can choose the best contraceptive method for you.


In addition to preventing pregnancy, the contraceptive pill has many positive effects:

  • Premenstrual symptoms are relieved,
  • reduce very heavy periods,
  • painful period cramps are reduced,
  • reduces the risk of several disorders (e.g. ectopic pregnancy, cancers, endometriosis, breast cysts, iron deficiency anemia, inflammatory diseases).


When taking the contraceptive pill, you may experience headache, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, dizziness, abdominal cramps and loss of libido. In rare cases, there may be liver damage, high blood pressure, weight gain, varicose veins and a tendency to thrombosis.


The contraceptive pill is not recommended for women over the age of 35 who are heavy smokers, or in case of liver disease, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, eye disease, high blood pressure, varicose veins or kidney disease. In addition, a specialized doctor should be consulted in the case of diabetes, fibroids, severe migraines or epilepsy, as these may also be disqualifying factors.


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