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Lo Ovral Birth Control
Can the lo/ovral birth control pills make you gain weight ? I was percribed them but i don't want to gain weight , im already big .
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
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
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.
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
I am eating ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g tablet for birth control.When am i supposed to have my periods?
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
Sure: Still works and tolerated well by many. ...Read more
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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