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Aygestin Progestin Based Agent
I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?
Do all progestin-only forms of BC have just 1 progestin available? All mini pills have norethindrone, IUDs levonorgestrel, implants etonogestrel, etc
I'm 42 with 25 day cycle using diaghram with gynol. Missed the gynol but used the diaghram on day 13. Going away day 23-25 wanted to take Aygestin (norethindrone). Do I need to be concerned of pregnancy so therefore avoid progestin?
Yes: Our mini pills are borer hindrance based ...Read more
Are there any progesterone based pills i can take to prevent forming more endometrial polyps? Currently on 5mg norethindrone but reviews are horrible
Sorry: Not really anything to prevent polyps that I know of. Progesterone can help control the bleeding that occurs with them , sometimes. Otherwise, surgical removal would be an alternative. If that is mot an option and your are finished having children, a hysterectomy is definitive. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth control pills: there are too many to listGet a more detailed answer ›
A type of progestin: Levonorgestrel is one type of progestin (an artifical progesterone-like hormone). It can be given in low doses or in higher doses - the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a low dose, 20 micrograms a day, compared with birth control pills which are a medium dose - 100 to 150 micrograms a day. Some common 'morning after' pills are high-dose Levonorgestrel - two 750 microgram doses or a single 1500 microgram dose. ...Read more
Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more
Daily: You take pills daily and that is because if you don't,the effect is lost. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: That's a commom side-effect of the progestin-only pill. It doesn't hurt you and doesn't mean the pill is not working. But progestin-only pills are only about as effective as condoms, so it might be time to consider using a different form of contraception. Iud's are also great while breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
I have been on jolivette (progestin only pill) for 2 months and take it perfectly. any chance of pregnancy?
Jolivette: Effectiveness: 92-97% (see: http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/birth-control-comparison-chartGet a more detailed answer ›
I've been on the progestin only pill for 22 days and my period has been ongoing for a month now, what to do?
How log does it take for menstrual cycle to become regular again after taking progestin-only pill for years? over 7 cycles mine ranges 22-31 days!
Hard to say : Alliow at least 3 months. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Does Nexplanon have less mcg per day of Progestin than Nuvaring? Do Nexplanon serum levels stay consistent regardless of decreasing amounts per year?
See Answer: NuvaRing is a polymeric vaginal ring containing 11.7 mg etonogestrel and 2.7 mg ethinyl estradiol, which releases on average 0.12 mg/day of etonogestrel and 0.015 mg/day of ethinyl estradiol. NEXPLANON contains 68 mg etonogestrel. the mean (± SD) maximum serum etonogestrel concentrations were 1200 (± 604) pg/mL ag 2 weeks. Levels decline so it has to be replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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