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Dienogest is a: Synthetic oral progestin used for long-term treatment of endometriosis. Studies in japan & europe showed it is safe & effective for long-term use; endometrial pain decreased progressively, bleeding irregularities decreased in frequency & intensity over time. Low discontinuation rate due to side effects. Following end of treatment, menses returned to normal. ...Read more
Visanne: Visanne is not a contraceptive, however it may reduce the fertility by preventing of ovulation. While you are in Visanne it is recommended to use an alternative contraceptive methods to prevent the pregnancy. According to producing company this drug has not been tested for contraceptive efficacy. ...Read more
I started taking visanne for endometriosis over a month ago and I have now been spotting for over a month, can you tell me if this is normal.
It can be normal: With visanne. Contact your GYN and let him know you are spotting continuously on visanne. ...Read more
Can taking visanne be bad for me if I don't have endometriosis? Went to gyno for continuous bleeding for a year & most recently pain. No biopsy done.
If I was doing: Your workup, I assume u had an ultrasound blood work and I would do an in office endometrial biopsy and hysteroscopy as sometimes u can have endometrial polyps or fibroids or abnormal tisue, that does not show up on ultrasound, would do all that before using that drug esp if u have been bleeding for a year- that is not normal. ...Read more
Had bad reaction to visanne to treat pain & continuous bleeding caused by suspected endo. Trying nuvaring now, any other suggestions other than lupo?
Check vitamin D: Low vitamin d is found in endometriosis. If bleeding continuously you may be iron (fe)deficient as well. Bc pills increase risk of zinc (zn) and magnesium (mg)deficiency. All will increase stress, inflammation and free cadmium. A nutrient dense diet with sufficient supplementation of vit d, c, mg, zn, fe, keeping blood sugar stable, getting good sleep, exercise, and stress reduction helps. ...Read more
Went to gyno for continuous bleeding and pain lasting close to a year that no birthcontrol stopped. No tests/diagnosis done. Was put on visanne. Why!?
Dysfunctional bleed: If a uterine biopsy is normal, then it seems that you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Often dub can be controlled by contraceptive pills or dilatation and curettage under general anesthesia. If everything fails, then hysterectomy is the last option. You need to discuss with your gynecologist all the options available to you. ...Read more
I want to know if I take 2, 5 mg nomegestrol + 1, 5 mg estradiol, my weight will increase and my initial period will be 30 days (like dienogest pills).
Cannot predict: Birth control pills may make one retain fluid in the body. It depends on individual, how much side effect one gets. So weight gain may be minimal or noticeable depending on how your body reacts to it. Again it regularize sthe period and usually one gets menstrual period every 28 days. ...Read more
There is a way around the fact that when I start to take 2 mg of dienogest and 0, 03 of ethinylestradiol my period remains almost thirty days?
Is ovulation possible during first bleeding which occur 17 days after last active pill? Came off qlaira 26+2 (estradiol valerate/dienogest).
Which of these components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain? Noretisterona, levonogestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest. I'm 23 years old.
Weight gain: Very very large population-based studies have shown that birth-control pills to not cause weight gain. No matter the type of Progesterone that is used. The only birth control method associated with weight gain is the depo-provera. Any form of Progesterone can increase appetite. If you find yourself eating more than usual consider calorie counting or using an app like my fitness pal. ...Read more
I've been spotting for the past 7-8 months. I was switched to a higher dose (natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) from beyaz) and it still hasn't stopped. Any suggestions?
Need estrogen: Assuming all things gynecologically are normal--paps, etc.--breakthrough midcycle bleeding is a symptom of inadequate estrogen support that should mimic the normal midcycle estrogen spike. If this isn't quite what's going on--if the bleeding is at other times, ultrasound and endometrial biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
I recently went off my birth control, natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest). In doing so, why did I gain weight?
?????: Are you eating more or is there any chance you are pregnant. ...Read more
How does Natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) compare to other BC pills in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and patient satisfaction?
Similar: The risks, side-effects, and patient satisfaction have been very similar in my patients. I think a lot of patients do well with any pill but there are some who are more of a challenge. When it comes to finding the right pill for them it is the art rather than the science of medicine. Natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) works well for some of these but not so for others. Itdoes have the safety of the low dose pills. Hope this helps ...Read more
F24, have my blood clotting test results. Appt was norm, inr of 1.3, fibrogen 1.43, norm2-4.need to be concerned? Can I start take natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest)?
Why the tests?: It is not typical to have clotting disorder testing done prior to starting birth control. Your doctor must have ordered these things for some particular reason or out of some concern in your medical or family history. Despite your normal results check with the ordering physician to clarify the plan of care before starting any medication. ...Read more
I've been on my period for 2 weeks and before that I barely had my period for about 3-4 months because I'm on natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest). Could this be a serious matter?
How long does it take for the bcp natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) to be effective? I started it on the first day of my period.
Right away: You should be protected right from the beginning. You will be more likely to have irregular spotting the first 2 or 3 cycles but as long as you are taking your pill consistently and regularly you will still be protected. ...Read more
Which of these components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain? Norethisterone, levonorgestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest. I am 23 years old
I'm switching from another birth control to natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest), (estradiol valerate and dienogest) I was consistent on last set of pills how soon after I start natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) am I protected?
Is there a break?: If there is no break from one to the other them you are always protected. If you have been off the other for a few days then give the new pill 2 weeks. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with adenomyosis. Doctor has me on natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest). Would progesterone only pills be more beneficial for me?
I want to know if gianda (2 mg dienogest + 0, 03 mg ethynil estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.?
Wt Always=FoodChoice: While a few molecules affect appetite some, the impact (s) is typically quite small; the reason no one has ever come up with an effective wt loss medication. Our bodies are open systems: atoms/molecules coming in ; out for life. Current wt result of the amount currently retained; wt loss/gain always a function of food choices/types, body controls/use ; rate of removal. Calories not correct issue. ...Read more
I want to know how to counteract the loss of sexual desire, caused by birth control pills 2 mg dienogest + ethinyl estradiol 0.03.
I need birth control, but I don't want weight gain. Which of these components is better? Norethindrone, levonorgestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest.
I started using birth control pills since menstruation arrived (2 days ago) and I suspend that (dienogest+etinilestradiol).When will be my ovulation?
I have been on natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) for about 2 years. I got my period 1-2 weeks early. Can I get pregnant while on the sugar pills?
Shouldn't: If you've been taking your pill as directed you shouldn't be at risk for pregnancy. Breakthrough bleeding can occur however even with perfect use. Continue your pills & if there was any chance for ovulation (skipped pills, delayed use, etc) use a back up method (condoms) for the next 2 weeks. Usually you can't conceive during your "sugar" pills. Take care. ...Read more
I have been on natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) for about 2 yrs. I got my period about 1-2 weeks early. Can I get pregnant on the sugar pills since my period was early?
No: If you have been taking the pill as prescribed and not missed any pills, any early bleeding (called "breakthrough bleeding") while taking the active pills does not mean the pill isn't protecting you throughout the month (including the time that you're on the sugar pills). If you keep bleeding early, despite taking all the pills at the same time daily, check with your doc about changing pills. ...Read more