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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

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Pill side effect: Like any pill, the most important side effect is thrombo-embolism, or blood clot. Other side effects include headache, breast tenderness, irregular spotting, bloating, mood changes, etc. The progestin in Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) is more androgenic that may induce complexion changes. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects while taking lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects while taking lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effect: Nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects while on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) vs ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects while on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) vs ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Can be the same: Lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 35 mcg estrogen, while ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 50 mcg estrogen, both have the same type of estrogen and progesterone. Anyone can have side effects with any type of bc pill, but I do not have any patients on ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and only a few on lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) as I use much lower dose pills in almost all of my patients. Almost all of mine are using a 25 or 20 or 10 mcg estrogen pill. ...Read more

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On my 2 green lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pill and my period still hasn't come had sex today and he came in side of mee i want to get pregnant how can I ?

On my 2 green lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pill and my period still hasn't come had sex today and he came in side of mee i want to get pregnant how can I ?

Pretty simple...: 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 taking birth control pills. If she was fine before the pills, she should begin ovulating in some weeks. She can track her periods to see when she is most fertile each month. Meanwhile, she can take prenatal vitamins and be sure enjoy sex at least every 3 days. ...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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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

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Whats the difference between cryselle, ogestrel, lo ogestrel, ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). Do they react the same as cryselle?

Whats the difference between cryselle, ogestrel, lo ogestrel, ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). Do they react the same as cryselle?

Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) had 50 mcg: Estrogen, lo-ovral has 35 mcg estrogen, i never use either of those pills anymore, they both have way too much estrogen in them, I have almost all of my pts either on 25, 20 or 10 mcg estrogen combo pills and I use the 24 day ones not the 21 day ones.Please discuss with your obgyn, generess has 25 mcg, loestrin has 20 mcg and loloestrin has 10 mcg estrogen, the lower the dose the safer. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I am on the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pill and my period is 3 days late?

What could it mean if I am on the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pill and my period is 3 days late?

Hormonal change: Some kind of hormonal change, including pregnancy is the usual cause of abnormal bleeding like you describe. ...Read more

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I'm on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and i'm startin to take the green pill when i'm done with the green pills will my period go off ?

I'm on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and i'm startin to take the green pill when i'm done with the green pills will my period go off ?

Pills and periods: Most brands of pills have three weeks of hormones followed by 1 week of a hormone free pill. Menstrual cycles come at the end of the pack and then stop as you are getting started on the next pack. If you are having bleeding at other times this is called breakthrough bleeding. It is annoying but not harmful. ...Read more

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Can takin lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills help me stop bleeding and get my menstral back on track?

Yes: Though the dose of estrogen might need to be tweaked up or down, oral contraceptives like lo-ovral often have the benefit of regulating your menstrual cycle, making your periods more predictable in timing and severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) to regulate my period i finish the pack and i'm still on my period its been 7 days i been on my period ? How can it go back off ?

Stay on pill: Using birth control to regulate the cycle is not a one time thing. You can't take it once and then expect your cycles to be normal. Birth-control is very good at regulating the cycles over time. Continue taking the pill as prescribed and your cycles will be controlled. ...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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Could switching from microgestin to lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for a month delay my period?

Could switching from microgestin to lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for a month delay my period?

Hormonal change: Some kind of hormonal change, including pregnancy is the usual cause of abnormal bleeding like you describe. ...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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Which BC pill to take from Regestrone 5mg, Levlen ,Levora, Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L to stop periods with less side effects???

Which BC pill to take from Regestrone 5mg, Levlen ,Levora, Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L to stop periods with less side effects???

Cheapest: Birth control pills are all about the same and one can not predict the side effects accurately. I would choose whichever one your insurance covers the best and try it out. You can always change later on. ...Read more

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I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine. ?

I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine. ?

Birth control: If you stop taking your birth control pills then you will trigger a menstrual cycle. The pills are out of your system in about 7 days and you will return to your usual baseline fertility. ...Read more

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Am taking(ovral*g)Rx Norgestrel&Ethinyloestradiol for gynaecological use.it is 3months course .is it ok if i will take it for 1month?

Am taking(ovral*g)Rx Norgestrel&Ethinyloestradiol for gynaecological use.it is 3months course .is it ok if i will take it for 1month?

Take as prescribed: Talk to your doctor about why it was prescribed for 3 months and what will happen if you only take it for 1 month. Don't stop the medication without consulting your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ovral allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ovral allergy?

Ovral allergy: Lo/Ovral-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/ovral-side-effects.html ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Ovral (Definition)

Ovral is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more