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How Does Utovlan Affect Ovulation
What is the breakthrough ovulation rate when taking nortrel (norethindrone/ethynl estradiol 1/35) consistently and with perfect use?
Very minimal: If you are very consistent taking the bcp the pg rate is only 1 to 2% at the very most. Of course if you are taking other meds or antibiotics the pill absorption is affected and increases the failure rate. ...Read more
How effective is micronor (norethindrone) if I am ovulating and getting normal periods but take pill same time each day?
Micronor (norethindrone): Ortho micronor (norethindrone) (http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/ortho-micronor. Html) is a progestin-only birth control pill that requires much stricter attention to timing of dose, such as you describe. Under those conditions, it is a very effective form of contraception by preventing ovulation. Some women still get normal periods while on pill but that doesn't imply they're ovulating. ...Read more
I read about a pill called norethindrone that's used to help regulate periods and ovulation. Could you just tell me a bit about it and if it would hel?
Hard to tell: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin-only (single ingredient) minipill. It is hard to tell if a woman taking Micronor (norethindrone) every day actually ovulates or not. This pill works in other ways to prevent pregnancy. She is probably more likely to ovulate if she is missing pills. If she misses some pills, she can use condoms for the next 2 days (if having sex)... while also taking the Micronor (norethindrone) every day. ...Read more
Hi, 27/f on micronor (norethindrone). Period start JL 8, missed 3 pills, believe I ovulated the 13/14th. Now I have VERY sharp lower abdominal pains/mild cramping?
I was on bc for almost a month. Missed often n didn't take it like I should. Would I most likely have still been ovulating?
Missed BCPs: Unable to say when you would have ovulated. ...Read more
At times difficult: A blood test called a serum Progesterone seven days after suspected ovulation should be positive. Sometimes with ultrasound you can watch a follicle grow in size and then collapse at the time of ovulation. The most obvious sign of ovulation is a pregnancy that occurs. At home the over-the-counter ovulation predictor kits are at times fairly accurate in predicting ovulation approximately 1 to 2 days before. ...Read more
Leukorrhea: Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen with ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. ...Read more
It is effective: During that time. It can be taken at any time during a woman's cycle. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more
Stress: If you were ovulating and having regular periods prior to your miscarriage then it is likely your stress level that has altered your ovulation. This will usually return to normal given some time. If you had a d;c for your miscarriage this, rarely, can cause scarring within the uterus. You could still be ovulating but won't have any period bleeding - or only scant amounts. ...Read more
You ovulated: You ovulated. No ifs ands or buts. Perhaps you should stop using the testing method and learn when you ovulate each cycle and then plan accordingly. Day twelve or thirteen us ovulation in a 28 or 29 day cycle. You can learn to feel the ovary being expelled from your ovary. Sperm in the vagina days eight to thirteen will cause pregnancy. ...Read more
If I don't take the conception pill at the same time everyday, what is the possibility that i'll ovulate?
Chance is low: It is best to take the birth control pill at about the same time each day. If the timing is off by some hours the chance of ovulation is very low. If a pill is 12-24 hrs late there is a small chance of ovulation. The chance increases if the pill is 1 or 2 or 3 days late. Take the pill at about the same time to be most effective, but don't worry if some hours off. ...Read more
I'm afraid I can't conceive im irregular I don't know when im ovulating and im afraid I messed up my wall?
Ovulation: Ovulation is necessary to get pregnant. If periods are irregular then consistent monthly ovulation is not likely or at least hard to predict. Home ovulation tests or a blood test can be done to confirm. Clomid (clomiphene) is a commonly used medication to promote ovulation. Overweight patients with pcos may begin to ovulate after weight loss. ...Read more
I don't usually experience spotting but now I am experiencing it at the moment of my expected ovulation date. Is it normal spotting?
Three days in a row of positive opks (nondigital). Temp didn't spike until two days after the THIRD day of pos opk. When did I ovulate?
Not specific: The spike noted in the urine is the LH surge, which occurs about 24 hours before ovulation. The temp change is very non-specific and can be affected by a lot of things. You can probably look back to see when ovulation occurred by when your period starts, which should be 14 days after you ovulate. ...Read more
I usually have ovulation pain when ovulating, this month I did not get the pain, does that mean I didn't ovulate or could I still have ovulated?
Ovulation: It is possible that you may or may not have ovulated. A serum Progesterone level on day 21, 22 or 23 of your cycle could tell you if you ovulated. ...Read more
Ttc I'm doing ovulation test strips all positive three days in a row two test a day to be sure test isn't false, what could this mean? Thank you.
Read instructions: The instructions on most ovulation kits will give specific recommendations for that brand. Ovulation occurs 12-48 hrs after the test turns positive. The hormone that it is detecting stays high so one expects the tests to stay positive. There is no reason to keep testing once it turns positive. Save your money. Have intercourse after the test turns positive ...Read more
Took an ovulation test & got a + result today. I didn't test the 2 days before & ran marathon yesterday. Am I still fertile and not ovulated yet?
Probably Fertile: The OPK becomes positive about 12-24 hours before ovulation. You should still be fertile when the test is positive. Extreme exercise such as marathon running can cause you not to ovulate but the test would be negative in that case. Also, the OPK is not always accurate and could be false positive because of dehydration. ...Read more