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which more effective: ortho cyclen vs ortho tri-cyclen?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Birth Control Pills: Both are effective when taken properly.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Does ortho cyclen help acne, and how?

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Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes, but...: There are many factors that contribute to acne, hormones have been identified as one of those factors. As ortho-cyclen is a contraceptive hormone pill that aims to regulate hormones, it does improve acne in some patients. However, this can go the other way as well - and some people find their acne gets worse. Hormone therapy is not a first-line treatment for acne.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Would you send a child with scoliosis to the chiropractor vs ortho specialist?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Never to chiro: Chiropractic has nothing to offer children, and the strenuous deep thrusting they perform can be extremely dangerous. Your pediatrician can help you find an orthopedic specialist who can diagnose and deal with scoliosis properly.
A 29-year-old member asked:

I have a pain behind my thigh, what kind of specialist should I see? Ortho or the neurologist?

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Dr. Noahleen Betts
Podiatry 19 years experience
Second opinion: I suggest you see both - the key is finding out what wrong and getting treated.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long after you start ortho-cyclen is safe to have sex?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Same day with condom: If you are going to use a back up method, then you can start the same day you begin the bcp. If the bcp is the only form of birth control you are use, then wait until you begin your second package for maximum protection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How effective is the generic brand of Ortho Tri-cyclen WITH the use of a condom?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
BCP's with condom: Tricyclic oral contraceptives alone are close to 98% effective if taken exactly as directed, and the use of a condom, besides preventing some STD's brings the effectiveness to almost 100%.

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