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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Overview)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Serious side effects: I prefer bio identical treatments using natural Progesterone and natural bio identical Estradiol for treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
80 doctors shared insights

Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Overview)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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Can norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (birth control) weaken your immune system?

Can norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (birth control) weaken your immune system?

Anything is possible: But it should, if your are worried about that u need a complete workup with extensive blood testing. ...Read more

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Does being on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) increase my prolactin and cortisol? Can those elevated levels go back to normal all on thier own, with no meds?

Does being on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) increase my prolactin and cortisol?
Can those elevated levels go back to normal all on thier own, 
with no meds?

Well, make sure: You are in contact with an endocrinologist. There are workups that need to be done. It's not from the ocp though. F/u with your doc. Cortisol fluctuates so it matters when it was drawn and how, prolactin, if elevated, needs to be discussed with ur doc. I assume they drew them for a reason. Good luc. ...Read more

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Im on second month of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and I have elevated prolactin (57). How can I distinguish between side effects of bc pill and elevated prolactin?

Different effects: Effect of hyperprolactinemia is mainly galactorrhea (nipple discharge), irregular menses. One may have headaches or visual symptoms if hyperprolactinemia due to pituitary tumor of significant size. Common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, breakthrough vaginal bleeding (usually resolves after being the pill for a few months), breast tenderness, mood swings, headaches. ...Read more

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Didn't use condom for first part, then put one on and pulled out. I'm on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) too I take it consistently. Am I most likely okay as far as preg?

Didn't use condom for first part, then put one on and pulled out. I'm on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) too I take it consistently. Am I most likely okay as far as preg?

Probably: Only because you are taking your orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) regularly can I say probably. However, be aware that during the early portion of sex your partner does produce small amounts of semen (called pre cum) that has about 20 million sperm/drop. The condom should be used the entire sex act. Partial condom use also wouldn't prevent an STD. ...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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more