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Doctor insights on: Estrostep Oral Contraceptive

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Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

"Mini pill": The mini pill, Progesterone only, (no estrogen) is generally used during breast feeding. It's been shown to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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How to get birth control/ oral contraceptive?

How to get birth control/ oral contraceptive?

Samples: Contact the pharmaceutical companies directly. Often times they will fax you a form that you fill out with your DEA # and license #, they will then send you samples or a rep can visit you and leave samples ...Read more

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Does echinacea interact with oral contraceptive?

Does echinacea interact with oral contraceptive?

Echinacea and bcps: Depending on the strength of both the oral bcp and how much echinacea you take, periodic drops in estrogen (when stopping the dose of echinacea) can cause spotting or light bleeding when added to low dose oral contraceptives. There is no harm, just inconvenience. ...Read more

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What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Progestin Only: Progestin-only oral contraceptives are safe for use by breast-feeding mothers. Jolivette, Micronor, (norethindrone) and Ovrette to name afew. ...Read more

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What to do about oral contraceptive for lactating women?

What to do about oral contraceptive for lactating women?

It's fine...: You can safely take oral contraceptives while breast feeding. These are just natural hormones your body makes anyway and are not harmful to your baby. They may, however, affect the quantity of your milk, usually seeing a slight decrease. Make sure to drink extra fluids and put the baby to breast often, and your body will increase the output of milk in response quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

No risk, no worry: It used to be common advice that antibiotics can interfere with hormonal contraceptives. It was always theoretical with little actual proof, and current evidence indicates no such problem except sometimes with rifampin, an uncommonly used antibiotic. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more

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When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

When should I start taking oral contraceptive pill after giving birth?

6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical. If you are nursing, make sure your milk is well established, or ocps can dry it up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take the pill ( oral contraceptive) on a plane?

Yes.: Wear knee high travel compression socks, since studies have shown that these can lower clot risks due to plane travel or get out of your seat and walk around on a long plane flight or elevate your legs frequently during flight. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a progestin only oral contraceptive over a combined oral contraceptive?

Less risk: of clots, cardiovacular events and breast disease: however, side effects include. bleeding, cramping, headches and more. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive ?

Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive ?

Oral contraceptive : They work most effectively if taken at same time each day. But this hour difference will be fine ...Read more

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Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Not all cancers: Oral contraceptive pill do reduce the risk of ovarian cancers in women. However, if you have a BRCA gene confirmed by testing, breast, ovarian, and/or colon cancer could be in your future. ...Read more

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I want to start oral contraceptives. I am 21. Which is the safest oral contraceptive, i.E. Causes least side effects and is very effective?

I want to start oral contraceptives. I am 21. Which is the safest oral contraceptive, i.E. Causes least side effects and is very effective?

See a Provider: We are lucky that there are so many oral contraceptives to choose from. There are ones that give light flows, and reduced frequency of flows. Since you have so many options, you should spend some time exploring them with your provider. Low dose pills are popular and can protect you against cysts, cancer and of course , unwanted pregnancy and painful periods. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more