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Double Dose Cerazette To Reduce Bleeding
Not likely !: Each tablet has a proportion of estrogen to progesterone. By taking a double dose you are still taking the same balance. Finding the cause of bleeding by ultrasound, examination or endometrial sampling is a better strategy. Pregnancy always need to be ruled out. Talk to your caregiver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On cerelle mini pill bleeding told to double the dose how long till the pill to work to stop my bleeding?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a small dose of estrogen pill while on Depo-Provera to reduce irregular bleeding?
Can try : Sometimes that works but not usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have endometriosis and unable to tolerate ultra low dose birth control pill. Will mini pill help decrease symptoms of endometriosis?
Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?
No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more
Can switching from one birth control pill (higher hormone pill to lesser hormone pill) cause spotting? There was no day without pill while switching.
Yes: Higher hormone (estrogen) content birth control pills tend to cause thicker uterine lining while lower hormone pills cause less. So when switching from high to low, you have less "support" for thick lining which is then shed. In reality, any change in birth control pills can lead to spotting. Best to stick w/bcp for 3 months to allow for adjustment (if you can wait). Otherwise, chat w/your doc. ...Read more
Having breakthru bleeding for 14 days, been on quartette 3 years. Can I double bc pill dose to stop bleeding?
Not unusual: Break thru bleeding is very common on oral contraceptives but it does tend to diminish with time. Taking a double dose of your BCP is often suggested but it hasn't been clinically studied and may expose you to increased risk of the side effects of BCP's. A safer alternative would be to take an estrogen supplement for 7 days to reduce the bleeding. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Can there be any adverse effects to a mistake double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
No: It won;t hurt you. Sometimes it might make you tired or dizzy but that will go away. ...Read more
I'm on microgynon 20 ED for about 3 months also taking 500 mg of vitamin C but i take them 9-13 hrs apart will it decrease the effectiveness of pill?
Fine: Vit C should not interact with that. ...Read more
I'm taking 2400mg of feverfew + 300 mg Mg per day to prevent migraines. The feverfew can reduce the effectivity of the birth control pills?
Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would one day of diarrhea affect birth control pills? I take two bc pills a day to prevent breakthrough (anaemic).
If I'm on birth control pills (microgestin Fe) can I take the plan B pill for more coverage? Will this effect me?
Birth control pill: Microgestin FE is birth control pill containing estrogen and progesterone. Plan B is a progestational agent. There is no need for extra coverage if you have been taking the pill properly and have not been on antibiotics. The additional Progesterone could cause break through bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Put me on a lower dose estrogen birth control due to breast soreness. Is this lower dose less effective against pregnancy?
Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?
No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?
Yes : It may affect the metabolism of your oral contraceptive to make it less effective. Please use an alternate form of birth control until you have finished the course of treatment. Additionally, zestaval can cause severe damage to a fetus, so it is particularly important that you practice responsible sex. ...Read more
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