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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Ortho Evra

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What if I started using ortho evra 2 early?

What if I started using ortho evra 2 early?

Backup: If you start a method too early then it will likely cause some breakthrough bleeding. I always recommend a back up form of contraception. ...Read more

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Ortho evra side effects?

Ortho evra side effects?

Birth control effect: Side effects are same as most all ocp's in risk of increase bp, stroke, clots irregular bleeding....As well as others. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the ortho evra (patch)?

What to do if I have the ortho evra (patch)?

Still okay: Talk to your ob/gyn. This is still considered an acceptable form of birth control, but concerns regarding its increased estrogen levels may make other forms of birth control safer in your case. ...Read more

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Does the ortho evra patch need to be changed at the same time every week or just the same day?

Does the ortho evra patch need to be changed at the same time every week or just the same day?

Same day: Any time during the day the change is due would be ok. There is enough reserve in the patch that even 10 or 12 hours difference would not matter. ...Read more

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I'm on the ortho evra patch is there a chance when i get off the patch i can't have kids after that?

I'm on the ortho evra patch is there a chance when i get off the patch i can't have kids after that?

You will have kids: Once the effect of patch is gone you will be fertile, and can get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate while you're on the ortho evra patch?

Can you ovulate while you're on the ortho evra patch?

Yes: Actually many women on birth control of all kinds ovulate. The major mechanism by which hormonal contraception works is its effect on the uterus. So yes you may ovulate but the uterus does not allow implantation. ...Read more

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I have never been a person to suffer from headaches but every time I stop/restart ortho evra patches, I get horrible headaches. Is this uncommon?

I have never been a person to suffer from headaches but every time I stop/restart ortho evra patches, I get horrible headaches. Is this uncommon?

Somewhat uncommon: But not too far-fetched. hormonal fluctuations Are known to be associated with headaches. you seem to experience these hormonal swings whenever you go on or off the ortho evra patch. Have you tried the nuva ring or an intrauterine device? ...Read more

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Am i supposed to have two periods back to back on the ortho evra?

Am i supposed to have two periods back to back on the ortho evra?

No one period per: Month and if you are really 48 yrs old that is the last form of birth control you should be on, as it has way too much hormone in it and and at age 48 increases your chances for blood clot etc if you want hormone birth control i rec loloestrin only 10 mcg estrogen the evra has equivalent of at least 4x that much, and u could also get essure tubal, takes 5 minutes in my office no cutting. ...Read more

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Is you use ortho evra, can you force your period to come a week early?

Is you use ortho evra, can you force your period to come a week early?

Withdrawal bleeding: When someone is on hormonal birth control and stops taking the medication early (pills, patch), there will be a withdrawal bleeding. ...Read more

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How common is it to not have a regualr period after stopping the ortho evra patch?

How common is it to not have a regualr period after stopping the ortho evra patch?

Not normal.: If your periods were irregular before starting on the patches, then they will most often go back to being abnormal once the patches or birth control is stopped. It can take 4-6 weeks after stopping birth control for your body's hormones to get 'back on track'. If menses don't start again after 6 weeks, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on the ortho evra patch is there any way I can felt a period that's already started?

I'm on the ortho evra patch is there any way I can felt a period that's already started?

Continuous Therapy: You can try to stop your period by placing the new patch on early (no break between cycles). You can also adjust when you are going to get your period by removing the patch early. DO NOT LEAVE MORE THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BETWEEN PATCHES!!!! ...Read more

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I want to know all the detail how to use ortho evra patch. My name tiffany hilliard i was borning in richmond, ca iam 20 years old my date of birth is june 11, 1991

I want to know all the detail how to use ortho evra patch. My name tiffany hilliard i was borning in richmond, ca iam 20 years old my date of birth is june 11, 1991

ORTHOEVRA : Orthoevra patch is a convenient form of contraception. If your blood pressure is normal and you do not have medical problems, i recommend it.There is evidenc that the estrogen level is slightly than the usual low dose birth control pills, but this is not a concerning with you. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, ortho evra help please assist?

I'm on birth control, ortho evra help please assist?

?: Many of us would like to help, but you have not asked a question. Please try again: what do you want to know? ...Read more

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How long before i take my patch off if i'm trying to conceive?I'm on the ortho evra patch also is it possible i can't have kids because of the patch

How long before i take my patch off if i'm trying to conceive?I'm on the ortho evra patch also is it possible i can't have kids because of the patch

Ready next month: The patch is the same as birth control pills. Once you stop it you should start ovulating again the next month. Some believe that it is best to have one month off any hormonal contraceptive before attempting pregnancy but it is not required. The patch should have no negative effect on you getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Birth control ortho evra patch symptoms . What do I do?

Birth control ortho evra patch symptoms . What do I do?

Switch: If side effects from the ortho evra patch are such that the question is what to do, it is probably best to either switch to a different hormonal method like birth control pills, or to the depot provera shot, an implant, or an intrauterine device. They all have their own benefits and downside. A woman is left with trying out what suits her best. ...Read more

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How much time does it take my period to come while on the ortho evra patch?

How much time does it take my period to come while on the ortho evra patch?

2-3months : It can take approximate two -three months ,sometimes ,it may be faster than that or sometimes it can be longer than that ,if it takes more than 3 months you need to see your obgyn to help you ...Read more

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Is it possible the ortho evra patch can regulate your menstrual cycle once your off of it?

Is it possible the ortho evra patch can regulate your menstrual  cycle once your off of it?

No: If you are off the patch then it is no longer affecting your body. If you want the patch to regulate your cycle you have to use it. There are no lingering cycle effects after you stop it. ...Read more

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I would like to start taking the contraceptive ortho evra, but need a prescription. Can you tell me how much it is and where i can get it?

See a doctor: You would need to see your family doctor or gyn for an exam and based on your history and exam they could prescribe a method of birth control that is appropriate for you. You then can take the prescription to a pharmacy to get the medication. ...Read more

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Will cefdinir affect ortho evra, my current birth control?

Will cefdinir affect ortho evra, my current birth control?

Possibly.: It is best to use a back-up method of contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) during the time you use Cefdinir and for the week following your treatment. ...Read more

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Having weird side effects to the ortho evra patch birth control. Should i stop taking it?

Having weird side effects to the ortho evra patch birth control. Should i stop taking it?

Please call the doc: Who put u on the patch and ask your doc whether it is before or after office hours, just like my pts call me, if u were my pt i would tell you to stop, but if were my pt and u are really 42 yrs old i would never have u on that method as that method has way too much hormone it it esp for someone in their 40s , increased chance of blood clot, u should be on lowest dose your body will tolerate. ...Read more

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