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A 34-year-old member asked:

can i skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes and no: The last week of the pack of pills contains iron pills. They are there to help prevent iron deficiency anemia and to keep you on a regular schedule. You do not have to take them but you must then remember to skip a whole week before you start a new pack. Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is not a pill that you can do continuously to avoid a period, unlike some pills where that is ok.

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I had a hysterectomy 1yr ago my dr put me on estradiol .5mg. Im still having bad hot flashes and zero sex drive. Is there anything to help me?

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Im 28 female, in the last year i've come off the pill yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) but im constantly breaking out in spots even though i've a good skincare routine.What is i?

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Which is better for HRT vivelle or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

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