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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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Is taking the Plan B after being on the ortho evra patch generally considered safe?

Is taking the Plan B after being on the ortho evra patch generally considered safe?

Yes: You can take the Plan B while on bcp but if you are using the patch correctly you might not need the plan b. ...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