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I get ewcm (thick clear jelly discharge) while on the combined contraceptive. Is the pill not working and im ovulating while on the pill?

I get ewcm (thick clear jelly discharge) while on the combined contraceptive. Is the pill not working and im ovulating while on the pill?

Not uncommon: Ovulation while on the pill is actually very common. The pill prevents pregnancy more by preventing the uterus from developing an endometrial lining (where your pregnancy attaches). Its contraceptive effect is due to several factors, decreased cervical mucus, thin endometrial lining, preventing ovulation. Cervical mucus can still develop though. ...Read more

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Could I be ovulating on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)? I am having some pain but no ewcm. I have been on the pill 2 weeks today

Could I be ovulating on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)? I am having some pain but no ewcm. I have been on the pill 2 weeks today

Not likely: You should not be ovulating on the pill, although if this is just your first month, it still could happen. This is why we usually recommend backup contraception the first month. If the pain continues, however, you may need to get checked. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have 2 abortions 8 months apart? What are the long time consequences? 1st was surgical (suction). Is the pill method better?

How dangerous is it to have 2 abortions 8 months apart? What are the long time consequences? 1st was surgical (suction). Is the pill method better?

Can be harmful: There are no research studies to address your question appropriately. Certainly, having too many abortions can have long-lasting effect, particularly infertility. I can't say if the pill method is safer than surgical. The best option is for you to discuss with an ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on atenolol 25mg daily split dose for 3 months. Works well for me. How long after I take the pill does it start actually reducing HR and BP?

I've been on atenolol 25mg daily split dose for 3 months. Works well for me. How long after I take the pill does it start actually reducing HR and BP?

Almost immediately: The pill works shortly after it has been taken even the first time. This will begin working within the first day but may take another day for some to be in your system. This is a long acting med and some is doing something most of the time. ...Read more

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I've came off the pill 2 months now and haven't had a period how long does it normally take to return?

I've came off the pill 2 months now and haven't had a period how long does it normally take to return?

May be "normal": It often takes a number of months for your pituitary gland (the gland at the base of the brain which controls your ovarian function) to recover from the "rest" it was given by
taking the hormones it provides. Not to worry
However if there is any chance you may be pregnant an over the counter pregnancy test) might be worthwhile. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periods to get regular after going off the pill? I got off the pill by august. Getting my periods once in 2 months since.

How long does it take for periods to get regular after going off the pill? I got off the pill by august. Getting my periods once in 2 months since.

About 7 days: Birth control pills are out of your system in about 7 days and then you are back to whatever your normal pattern is. It sounds like your normal is irregular periods. You may want to go back on them to regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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I stopped taking the pill a month ago. Me and my partner have been trying to conceive since, but not successful. Is this normal? How long can it take?

I stopped taking the pill a month ago. Me and my partner have been trying to conceive since, but not successful. Is this normal? How long can it take?

Step by step...: Once a woman is married, settled down, and has decided to start a family with her husband (these are all major decisions), she can stop using birth control methods. She can track her periods to see when she is most fertile. Meanwhile, she can take prenatal vitamins, stop any habits such as smoking, and be sure enjoy sex quite often. It can take up to 9-12 months for normal women to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Been on birth control for two months how long does it take til it leaves your body after you stop taking the pill everyday?

Been on birth control for two months how long does it take til it leaves your body after you stop taking the pill everyday?

Complex answer: The actual hormones from the pill only take a few days to get out of your system. And the majority of people are fertile within the first cycle after stopping the pill. However being on birth control pills causes a cascade of hormonal changes that can take many months to reverse. ...Read more

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Long cycles but short luteal phase 4 months after discontinuing the pill. Diagnose? Treatment? Ps. Before the pill, normal cycles.

Long cycles but short luteal phase 4 months after discontinuing the pill. Diagnose? Treatment? Ps. Before the pill, normal cycles.

Long cycles: Probably your system is still adjusting after the bcp's. Give it some additional time to adjust unless your anxious to conceive. ...Read more

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My last 2 periods have lasted 2 weeks each and this month is the same I've been on the pill for 3 years so I'm not sure why they're lasting so long?

My last 2 periods have lasted 2 weeks each and this month is the same I've been on the pill for 3 years so I'm not sure why they're lasting so long?

Ask your gyn: 2 weeks is a long time to have your period. Do have a GYN? It could be the birth control pills. You should def go see a GYN to evaluate you further ...Read more

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I have had a lap and some endometriosis was left behind. I am now on birth control and after 1.5 months I am still in pain. How long before the pill improves endometriosis pain?

I have had a lap and some endometriosis was left behind. I am now on birth control and after 1.5 months I am still in pain. How long before the pill improves endometriosis pain?

Excision surgery: Continuous oral contraceptives will work better than having a monthly period. Pain should improve after the second or third pack. Alternatively, you could have extensive excision of endometriosis in which is possible to remove all visible disease. See a surgeon who does this type of surgery often and ask how his/her patients do. ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term effects like a late period? Second month of taking the pill I had a heavy period 4 days.

Can taking Plan B two months in a row cause long term effects like a late period? Second month of taking the pill I had a heavy period 4 days.

Unlikely long term: Taking plan B two months in a row is unlikely to create long term effects other than resulting in an irregular bleeding pattern.
Being conscientious about taking birth control pills or using protection like condoms is the best remedy for avoiding situations that require taking planB. ...Read more

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Period has been a lot lighter for past 3 months and pro dominantly brown. I have been on the pill for 2yrs. My period lasted longer last 2 cycles?

Period has been a lot lighter for past 3 months and pro dominantly brown. I have been on the pill for 2yrs. My period lasted longer last 2 cycles?

Probably normal: Birth control pills often cause periods to become lighter by thinning out the uterine lining that is shed with the period each month. Sometimes periods become so light that it is only spotting. If this is bothersome to you, talk to your provider about switching to another pill. ...Read more

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I only took desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) for 3 months. If I am experiencing symptoms of stopping the pill, how long until they stop?

I only took desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) for 3 months. If I am experiencing symptoms of stopping the pill, how long until they stop?

What symptoms?: Only "symptom" of stopping Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (http://www. Drugs. Com/desogen. Html) is ability to get pregnant which can be as immediate as next month. If you don't want to get pregnant, go back to prescribing doctor and ask for more Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (if you liked it) or another option. If you're not in a mutually monogamous relationship, make him wear a condom (unless you want to get pregnant) to lower risk of stds. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pill to start working?

How long does it take for the pill to start working?

Within the 1st cycle: Provided you begin your pack of pills at the onset of a menstrual period (or the sunday following the start of a menstrual period), the pill will be effective during that cycle. Generally, I tell patients to use a backup method for the first two weeks when starting the pill, and it is certainly safe by the beginning of the second cycle of pills, if taken as directed. ...Read more

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How long should I be taken the pill before I'm safe?

How long should I be taken the pill before I'm safe?

7 days: If you are referring to how long after starting the pill until you can rely on it solely for contraception, the answer is 7 days. For the first 7 days after starting an oral contraceptive, you should use a back up method of birth control as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

At least one cycle: Typically, if the birth control pill is taken during meness, ovulation should be suppressed. However, to insure effective contraception, back up birth control methods should be additonally used during the first month on the pill. ...Read more

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How long does the pill take to come out of your system?

How long does the pill take to come out of your system?

Depends on Half life: Half-life of a drug means the time it takes for half of it to be eliminated from body. As an example, you take a 50 milligram pill, and its half-life is 18 hours. In 18 hours 25 mg will eliminate from your body. Normally, it takes 3 to 4 half-life’s for complete elimination from body ...Read more

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How long do you have to take the pill for it to be effective?

Which pill?: It would depend on the pill you are taking. ...Read more

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I have been on the combiend pill for a year and have gained 10kg, how long does it take for the weight to drop off once I stop taking the pill?

I have been on the combiend pill for a year and have gained 10kg, how long does it take for the weight to drop off once I stop taking the pill?

Don't stop: Don't stop pill to lose weight. You can lose weight now just as easily. Count calories. Slim-Fast recommends 1400 calories for a person 5'4 with exercise. That's about right, but without exercise 1200 calories works too. (adjust a little up and down based on your height (up or down), at 100 cals per inch (up or down). If you learn to watch calories, then you will always be in control of weight. ...Read more

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How long will the side effects from the pill last?

How long will the side effects from the pill last?

Depends: Each medication has a unique duration & metabolism. Metabolism determines how the med is absordbed, distributed, & removed from the body. Some are gone in 4 hrs, some 7 days. We use 1/2 lives to determine this feature, a long 1/2 life means the drug will be in the body a long time. Also solubility determines a lot- fat soluble meds stay around longer than fat soluble ones. True for vitamins too. ...Read more

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How long can it take to ovulate after going off the pill?

How long can it take to ovulate after going off the pill?

One cycle: Most women ovulate first cycle off the pill, some take up to 2 or 3 cycles. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the pill to stop working?

How long is it supposed to it take for the pill to stop working?

Not enough info: You need to rephrase your question and provide greater details. If you are asking how long a pill takes to leave the body or its effects to wear off, it depends on the specific med. ...Read more

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Going to stop taking the pill. How long after that would I ovulate?

One cycle: Most women ovulate first cycle off the pill, some take up to 2 or 3 cycles. ...Read more

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How long does it take to first ovulate after I stop taking the pill?

How long does it take to first ovulate after I stop taking the pill?

Pill: Usually one to three menstrual cycles prior to the use of the pill. So if you menstruated before every 30 days, then 1-3 months. ...Read more