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Estrogen In Nuvaring
Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only birth control pills are less commonly used except in special circumstances, such as while breast-feeding, or in women who can't take estrogen. ...Read more
Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods. ...Read more
Works in pituitary: The estrogen in the pill alters the normal feedback to the pituitary gland, which in turn prevents the changes (rise) in fsh (follicle stimulating hormone) and lh (luteinizing hormone) levels which lead to ovulation, which is the release of the egg from the ovary. Since the egg doesn't leave the ovary, it is not physically accessible for the sperm to fertilize it. ...Read more
Does the BC pill Sprintec have a higher estrogen level than some other BC pills, I'm lacking estrogen, in turn causing spotting.
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Unusual: It's more common with combination hormones, especially with the higher dose pills, and of course in pregnancy. I've not seen it with Mirena (levonorgestrel) since the amount of systemic hormone (amount in your body's circulation) is very small. Make sure you're not pregnant and check with your Doc if you notice more darkening pigmentation. Take care. ...Read more
Does nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) have different levels of hormones in each of the active pills?
When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more
Estradiol Valerate: Presently, there are no BI contraceptive pills available in the US. Bayer Schering has developed and submitted QLAIRA® (estradiol valerate/dienogest) to the FDA as a "natural" contraceptive and the first in a "New Class" of OCPs. It is patent pending. Qlaira® delivers 17?-estradiol (E2) plus dienogest (DNG) in a 26/2 regimen. It is available in the UK, is well-tolerated + with good reviews. ...Read more
Does cannibus or THC affect the hormones in the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Does marijuana or THC affect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?
Shouldn't: It should not affect the hormones within the iud, and it doesn't decrease the effectiveness of the iud. ...Read more
Minimize spotting: Break-through-bleeding (btb) is common with the progestogen (p) only oral contraceptive pills (ocp). Although btb can still occur with the combined estrogen (e) and p ocp, it is much less frequent, versus p alone. In ocp with high levels of e, such as ethinyl Estradiol 50 mcg, ovarian cysts and ovulation also occur less frequently. Way to go gregory pincus, et al. ...Read more
Does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have more of estrogen or more of progesterone in it?
Appropriate amounts : Birth control pills all contain standard doses of estrogen and progesterone. The combination is what inhibits ovulation and provides cycle control. It does not really make sense to compare the levels between these two due to a pharmacology concept called bioavailability. ...Read more
How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?
Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer