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Whats the effectiveness of low-ogestrel?

Whats the effectiveness of low-ogestrel?

Low-Ogestrel: Low-Ogestrel is a generic form of Lo/Ovral and is very effective for contraception when used correctly. ...Read more

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Low-ogestrel what do the red ones do?

Low-ogestrel what do the red ones do?

Nothing: Usually i see the formulation with 21 white pills which are active, and 7 peach colored ones which are placebos, meaning not active pills. They act as spacers. ...Read more

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How do I continue to lose weight while on low ogestrel ? 5'2 165.

How do I continue to lose weight while on low ogestrel ? 5'2 165.

Weight loss: With a good diet and exercise weight loss is very possible while on the contraceptive pills. Try avoiding simple carbohydrates like the sugars, rice, bread, pasta, etc... Avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. A good alternative will be the use of stevia. Try doing the high intensity interval training type of exercises. ...Read more

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While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair common?

While taking low-ogestrel, is facial hair common?

Not particularly...: ...Common, but it can happen. Any birth control pill alters your hormone levels, and that can cause facial hair growth (among other things) in some individuals. If the growth is sufficient to be unacceptable to you, you should call your doctor and discuss substituting a different bcp or an alternate form of birth control. ...Read more

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I'm on low ogestrel and i'm currently on the last two inactive pills and have had some pink spotting that has turned red but very light is that normal?

I'm on low ogestrel and i'm currently on the last two inactive pills and have had some pink spotting that has turned red but very light is that normal?

Normal: It is normal to have spotting or bleeding during the inactive pills. Typically when you start the new pack within 1-2 days on the active pill the "period" will stop. ...Read more

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I'm going to start taking low ogestrel but i don't know if I should start it when I have brown discharge or when I have my regular flow. Never took bc?

I'm going to start taking low ogestrel but i don't know if I should start it when I have brown discharge or when I have my regular flow. Never took bc?

Start ASAP: The recommendation nowadays is to begin taking your contraceptive pills ASAP that is once you have them regardless of your menstrual cycle day. If you would prefer to use a much more (the most ) effective method and because of your other medications, you may want to ask your Gyn for a LARC. The best Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptives are the intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants. ...Read more