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Can I get pregnant on Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo?

Can I get pregnant on Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo?

BCP effectiveness: All birth control methods have a failure rate. So yet you can get pregnant while taking BCPs, but with perfect use (no missed pills) the rate is only about 1%. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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On ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo during a withdrawal bleed, does your body have the chance to ovulate?

On ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo during a withdrawal bleed, does your body have the chance to ovulate?

Not during bleeding: We know that triphasic pills provide good contraception but this is despite the fact that they don't necessarily prevent ovulation. Monophasic pills do a better job of suppressing ovulation and pills with less than 7 placebos in the package ( 24 active pills) do an even better job if suppression of ovulation is important to you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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45 yr old female began ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, ex- periencing hypothyroid symptoms, will ortho cause symptoms to worsen or improve?

45 yr old female began ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, ex-
periencing hypothyroid symptoms, 
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Not sure.: Not sure what you mean by hypothyroid symptoms. There may be some overlap in symptoms with perimenopause and hypothyroid, but not a lot. Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) may alleviate your perimenopausal symptoms but will have absolutely no effect on any symptoms produced by lack of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control wipe out your libido?

Can ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control wipe out your libido?

Sometimes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a very low dose contraceptive and has been known to decrease libido. Unlike alcohol abuse which "increases the desire but impairs the performance" the pill can sometimes "make one forget why they were taking it in the first place" ask your md to consider a change in the pill. ...Read more

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Does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) make you break out on your face?

Does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) make you break out on your face?

Should decrease acne: All pills lower your hormones and will help with acne. Many dermatologists recommend birth control pills for teens to help control their acne. It can take a few months to get the effect. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that wont enhance depression?

Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that wont enhance depression?

Perhaps: For most people on a low estrogen formulation of the oral contraceptive, it is the Progesterone component of the pill that is most associated with depression. There are many different progestoerones and a different one from the one in orthotricyclin may have less of a mood effect. Norgestimate (in your pill) is usually well tolerated but some feel drospirenone (in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) may be better. ...Read more

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Given ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo & provera for regulating period. Start ortho sun for 24 days & provera thurs 1x daily for 10. Is it ok to take it w/ortho?

Given ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo & provera for regulating period. Start ortho sun for 24 days & provera thurs 1x daily for 10. Is it ok to take it w/ortho?

OK but ? necessary: You do not need the provera (medroxyprogesterone). The ortho tricyclen-lo is a good pill to regulate the cycle. It contains estrogen and progesterone. The additional Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone)) is not likely to be of any value or benefit when take with the birth control pill. If the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is taken with the last seven pills in your pack(the placebo pills), it likely will interfere with your cycle rather than correcting it. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Yes: Oral contraceptive pills have 2 hormones - a progesterone and an estrogen component. Sprintec is a monophasic pill ie the progesterone and estrogen components are fixed and does not vary with the last 7 pills hormone free (inert). Ortho tricyclen, the progesterone component increases weekly up to week 3, and the last 7 pills inert. I find that there is more break through bleeding with tricyclen. ...Read more

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Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills? Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.

Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills?
Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now
gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.

Well...: In studies there is no difference in weight changes between those on the pill and those not. Watch the soft drinks, teas and fruit juices, loaded with sugar. It would be the Progesterone in higher doses, depo-provera causes weight gain, not likely from the pill though. ...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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Can I take birth control like ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for years to clear my acne? Is this safe?

Can I take birth control like ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for years to clear my acne? Is this safe?

Yes: If it is otherwise appropriate. The oral contraceptive pill also offers other health advantages that aren't well-known, even if you do not need birth control. There are also risks. Your physician will hep you make an informed decision. ...Read more