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Doctor insights on: Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate Medication

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Gynodiol (Definition)

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


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Help please? What is the difference between ortho cyclen and ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birth control pills?

The dose of hormones: OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is monophasic means you take the same dose of hormones everyday. OrthTryCiclen is thriphasic meaning you take a smaller dose at the beginning a higher dose during the middle of your cycle to prevent ovulation and a lower dose during the last week to have your period. It depends on your medical history and your sensitivity to oral contraceptives what determines which is best for you. ...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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Please describe the medication: trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Please describe the medication: trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Birth control pill: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevents pregnancy by:
1. Preventing ovulation
2. Changing cervical mucus so the sperm can't fertilize an egg as easily
3. Changing the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg will be less likely to implant.

Birth control pills like trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can make periods regular & easier & lower the risk of ovarian cysts. It doesn't protect against stds. Use condoms & get tested @ sexualhealth. Com. ...Read more

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Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug?

Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug?

I: I am not aware of the actual percentages of each side effect of this birth control pill (bcp). If you check the package insert, this information should be there. On the other hand, I can tell you about my personal experience. I have been in practice well over 5 years. I prescribe bcp's all the time. I have never had one patient develop a blood clot from bcp. I believe part of the reason is that I screen my patients very well. I do not give the pill to anyone who has had a history of blood clots or a family history. Also I will not give the pill to a smoker over 35, and strongly advise against it in my younger patients.
Bcp's are safe and very effective if given to the right patient. They protect against ovarian and uterine cancers. If your doctor felt you were a good candidate, then your odds are very low for developing any serious complications.
Take care. ...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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I'm 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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How long (how many days) do I have to be on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for it to become effective?

How long (how many days) do I have to be on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for it to become effective?

I month: At yoru age in my opinion that is way too much hormone, if u were my pt I would have u on loloestrin 10 mcg pill much safer. ...Read more

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I use ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo right now but its getting too high and I heard bad reviews about the generic I wanted to know what's a good alternative?

I use ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo right now but its getting too high and I heard bad reviews about the generic I wanted to know what's a good alternative?

Try one of these: Tri-sprintec, Sprintec, and Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol are on Walmart's $4 list. There is no way to tell ahead of time how you will react to a contraceptive. You have to just give it a try. ...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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Help! Really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?

Help! Really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?

You should be ok: But I would use condoms as a backup measure to be safe for the rest of the pack of pills. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell

Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell

Combination: A combination birth control pill contains an estrogen and a progestin. The mini pill contains only a progestin without any estrogen. Ortho Tricyceln contains both hormones and is therefore a combination birth control pill. ...Read more

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I have used ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo since Jan and have gained 5 lbs so will Mononessa cause me to gain more weight?

I have used ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo since Jan and have gained 5 lbs so will Mononessa cause me to gain more weight?

Hormones for: Some women can cause and increased appetite. If you are on the pill and don't watch your calories you will gain weight. If you are not on the pill, and you don't watch your calories, then you will gain weight. BCP don't have more than a half pound of weight gain associated with them by water retention.

http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-pills-weight-gain ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping some symptoms but not all. Don't want to switch pills. What other option do I have?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping some symptoms but not all. Don't want to switch pills. What other option do I have?

Please get off that: Pill, way too much hormone for someone your age too much risk of blood clot, stroke etc, taha pill has 35 mcg estrogen, if u are going to take a bcpill u sould be on loloetsrin, it has only 10 mcg estrogen but if has 24 activepills and 2 estrogen pills andonly 2 placebo which u can skip, u may need other hormones instead which may be better for u, or drugs like Effexor (venlafaxine) also work well for many. ...Read more

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Brown discharge when on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Normal?

Brown discharge is: Usually old, deoxygenated blood. Spotting in not uncommon on oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) allergy?

One type of pill: This is a branded pill that has three different dosages of hormones throughout the cycle. ...Read more