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Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does not have red pills. How am I supposed to take them?

Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does not have red pills. How am I supposed to take them?

7 days drug free: Triphasil-21 is a birth control package that comes with only 21 hormone containing pills. The package does not contain the red (placebo) tablets. Once you have finished the 21 consecutive days, you take 7 days off of the medication. Next, you begin a brand new 21 day package starting on the 8th day after your last pill from the previous package. Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) side effects out of the blue. Could I have pregnancy symptoms?

Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) side effects out of the blue. Could I have pregnancy symptoms?

Certainly: You can always be pregnant, even if you are taking ocps. Take a test, they are very accurate. Read more

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I'm taking an oral contraceptive, I'm sexually active nearly everyday. I have not gotten my period. Should I start new pill pack? Home pregnancy test?

I'm taking an oral contraceptive, I'm sexually active nearly everyday. I have not gotten my period. Should I start new pill pack? Home pregnancy test?

It is not unusual to: Miss your menses on the pill. Keep taking them as directed, it is not unhealthy to not bleed while on the pill, good luck. Read more

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Had brown blood, then some red with little clots after being late. Pregnancy symptoms, neg test. On pill unprotected sex with boyfriend?

Had brown blood, then some red with little clots after being late. Pregnancy symptoms, neg test. On pill unprotected sex with boyfriend?

When in pill pack: If you are on the birth control pill have have been taking it daily then pregnancy was not likely. Having a negative pregnancy test should reassure you that you are not pregnant. If the bleeding occurred at the end of the pack or in the first few days of the new pack then this bleeding was likely your period. If it occurred at another point then it is likely breakthrough bleeding. Read more

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Period usually starts on 3rd placebo pill in pk, but started on 1st this month. On 3rd now, blood is black/brown/red/pink. Why? Is pregnancy possible?

Period usually starts on 3rd placebo pill in pk, but started on 1st this month. On 3rd now, blood is black/brown/red/pink. Why? Is pregnancy possible?

Unlikely: If you have been taking your pills at the same time every day and have bleeding during the placebo pills, pregnancy is very unlikely. As you are on the pill periods do become progressively lighter so some change is normal. Hope this helps. Read more

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Urine is red from Azo pills. Can I still take a home pregnancy test?

Urine is red from Azo pills. Can I still take a home pregnancy test?

Accuracy?: The accuracy of the pregnancy test may not be timely if the Azo dye alters the HCG content or obscures the result. Wait until the Azo is gone from the urine before taking the pregnancy test. Read more

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On bc pills & week before my period had brown bleeding that turned red & a light flow at times. Lasted for 7 days. Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

On bc pills & week before my period had brown bleeding that turned red & a light flow at times. Lasted for 7 days. Could it be a sign of pregnancy?

See answer: It could, more likely if you missed pills. If not it can be breakthrough bleeding, common on low dose pills. Need to see the prescribing doctor Read more

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I'm taking ortho tricyclen lo last month I missed 3 pills from wk 3 and had brown discharge for 4 days so I started a new pack and missed 2 pills on wk 2 now light red bleeding is pregnancy possible?

I'm taking ortho tricyclen lo last month I missed 3 pills from wk 3 and had brown discharge for 4 days so I started a new pack and missed 2 pills on wk 2 now light red bleeding is pregnancy possible?

Yes: While birth control pills are very effective this is dependent on proper use. Missing pills towards the end of the cycle and towards the beginning of the cycle decreases their effectiveness significantly. You should check a pregnancy test, and call your doctor. Read more

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Got my period after 3rd sugar pill. Do I still need a pregnancy test or this means already that I am not pregnant? . Its red and kind of a heavy flow

Got my period after 3rd sugar pill. Do I still need a pregnancy test or this means already that I am not pregnant? . Its red and kind of a heavy flow

You are not pregnant: You are supposed to get your period during the week that you don not take the active birth control pills. Just continue to take your pills each day. Read more

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Spotting red and brown 5 days before my period. Didn't miss any birth control pills this month. I have slight cramps. Could it be pregnancy? Or what?

Spotting red and brown 5 days before my period. Didn't miss any birth control pills this month. I have slight cramps. Could it be pregnancy? Or what?

Unlikely, but...: Is this the only time this happened? Breakthrough pregnancy while on OCP are uncommon. Pregnancy tests are sensitive enough to catch an early positive if in doubt. Embryo implantation can cause "early mild bleeding" usually around the 21st day of the cycle. Read more

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Is pulling out + oral contraceptive a good form of preventing pregnancy??

Is pulling out + oral contraceptive a good form of preventing pregnancy??

Yes: Oral contraceptives the most effective way of preventing pregnancy of sexually active pulling out would add a little protection to this Read more

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Is adding the use of contraceptive film along with an oral contraceptive better for preventing pregnancy?

Is adding the use of contraceptive film along with an oral contraceptive better for preventing pregnancy?

Maybe: Film is just a spermacide, sperm killer... It may be of benefit if you are taking another medication that can lower the birth control effect of the pill. Many medications can do this including some otc cold medications, so best advice..... Use condoms when on other medications, especially those by presciption. Read more

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Sexually active, oral contraceptive, missed period, negative pregnancy tests, cramps

Sexually active, oral contraceptive, missed period, negative pregnancy tests, cramps

Impossible: You failed to share with us the specifics of what contraceptive you are on. And when you resubmit your question please include why you would think that your contraceptive failed to protect you against pregnancy. That is highly unlikely. Read more

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I'm on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

I'm on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

No: If ovulation has been documented by testing (serum progesterone) and you are taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) every day at the same time each day, no it is not normal. It might be time for a "pinch hitter" (another pill type) as triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) may not be "stepping up to the plate" for you. Ask your md for advice. Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Triphasil (Definition)

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