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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Many things: Primarily used to balance estrogen such as with post menopausal hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills. Sometimes we use it to start some ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Many uses: Too many to list here, but usually progestin pills are used in women to start a late period. They can also be used to stop irregular prolonged bleedin ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Progestin: Synthetic progesterone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progestin bcps: A progestin type of oral contraception can be taken w/o being taken "double" the next day.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): Yes evora is a birth control pill. I do not understand your question.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg est ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All combination (estrogen and progesterone) birth control pills work primarily by preventing ovulation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estraderm (estradiol): No. Estraderm (estradiol) is not effective as a birth control. It is not a high enough dose of estrogen to suppress ovulation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Lochner
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: It is the first choice of pill for breast feeding moms.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Can be, for pain: For treatment of pelvic pain surgery is helpful but many women get excellent results with medications. For fertility purposes surgical treatment or, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. This device prevent egg implantation in the uterus and thus prevents pregnancy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
If it works for you.: Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side eff ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience in Gynecology
Progestin related : Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are re ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Desogen=Desogestrel: These pills contain Desogestrel (Desogen): APRI, CAZIANT, CESIA, CYCLESSA, DESOGEN, (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT, RECLIPSE ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: Yes, it is safe. A Progesterone only oral birth control pill is the only type of oral hormonal birth control that is recommended while breast feeding ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience in Gynecology
Prevent pregnancy!: If you are asking about side effects, they are the same as any birth control pill. You should receive a package insert that goes into details about th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not aware of: No such interaction I know of. However since prednisone is often used as a semi-emergency measure (for asthma, lupus exacerbation etc), the nature of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fielder
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of bre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Birth control pills: there are too many to list
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not getting: the question fully. Progestins have androgenic effects. But then, high amounts of estrogen break down to androgens so, in PCOS, there's androgens (te ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your doc: Should ahve already discussed that with you. You may not have any but possible side effects can be break through bleeding, wt gain, no periods, blood ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should, or does?: It should only last for a month or so - but if it lasts longer, it may be difficult to stop. Some people will have to discontinue certain birth contro ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: There are many different progestin compounds that are used in combination birth control pills with varying dosages.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Not necessarily. A side effect of progestins is depression. That doesn't mean she shouldn't try it. As long as your healthcare provider is on board, s ... Read More
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