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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Been getting reoccurring yeast infection (8 wks), could it be due to my higher dose birth control (min ovral)? Ive been on it since feb.

Been getting reoccurring yeast infection (8 wks), could it be due to my higher dose birth control (min ovral)?  Ive been on it since feb.

Yes: Some women do get more yeast infections while on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about other options for birth control. Sometimes a different type of birth control pill can help. ...Read more

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Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?

Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?

It can have those: Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose. It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill. ...Read more

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How much estrogen is in my pill. I think maybe lo-ovral?

How much estrogen is in my pill. I think maybe lo-ovral?

Low ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) 35 mcg: That is one of the highest ones, i almost never use that pill only in rare circumsatnces , almost all of my pts are on 20 or 10 mcg estrogen , those work well and are much safer as far as side effects, my #1 pill i prescribe is loloestrin , if it is not that pill just punch it up on the internet to see. ...Read more

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Is lovral birth control pill strong enough to have unprotected sex with?

Is lovral birth control pill strong enough to have unprotected sex with?

Yes: Loovral, like all bc pills, if taken same time every day , will be effective, without condoms. Of course , the pill doesn't protect against sti's. ...Read more

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Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Unlikely: Lo-ovral is a low dose birth control pill that has been around for a long time. It is a progestin dominant pill and like all pills in that category can be associated with some fluid retention, increased appetite and hair changes and lowers the good cholesterol. For the most part, it has been a well tolerated birth control pill choice. ...Read more

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What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

Hormones: Birth control pills like Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) have 21 pills containing the hormones that prevent ovulation and 7 different colored pills that are placebo to help keep you on schedule and trigger a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestrel (Definition)

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