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what is the difference between estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe and regular estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) birth control?

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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 33 years experience
Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe: The fe is the addition of iron in the last seven days of the package of ethinyl Estradiol and norethindrone.

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Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I get uti's almost twice a month. I wad put on an antibiotic to take after sex by my urologyst. Will this effect my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Maybe: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has many different interactions with a large number of medications including some antibiotics.There is growing concern about Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & similar oral contraceptives about an increased risk of blood clots.Always update your doctor who prescribes Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) of any new medication you are taking & speak with your pharmacist 1st.Most antibiotics appear ok with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) except some antibiotics for virus, fungus & hiv.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

I am 26 years old, my youngest child is 4 years of age. I had a tubligation performed while giving birth to him by c section. Recently I have missed my cycle for the month of july and im experiencing symptoms of pregnancy. Is that at all possible? Could i

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes u could be???: The tubal could have failed you need to see your obgyn asap for a blood pg test and an ultrasound either way and possible other blood work, tubals done at the time of repeat csectionhahve a higher failure rate then those done when u are not pg if u are pg u have to make sure the pg is not an ectopic pg.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Could estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe cause leg cramps?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Had anal sex the day I ovulated. Was on birth control and used condom. Condom broke so took Plan B 5 hours after. Could I still be pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: During sexual activity there are many points when sperm containing sexual fluids can leak & contaminate fingers or end up at your vaginal opening apart from the main event. If none of this fluid had access to your vagina, you can't get pregnant from sex using an alternative site.

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