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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Birth Control (Definition)

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Is amenorrhea common when using the oral contraceptive micronor (norethindrone)?

Is amenorrhea common when using the oral contraceptive micronor (norethindrone)?

Less than 5%: In patients on combined hormonal contraception, amenorrhea may occur in less than 5% of patients and is no cause of alarm. Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only pill and can also cause a lack of bleeding due to suppression of the uterine lining. As long as a pregnancy test is negative, there should be no further evaluation. ...Read more

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My contraceptive is norethindrone 0.35mg. Today I accidentally took my pill one hour and 13 minutes later than usual. Am I at risk for pregnancy?

My contraceptive is norethindrone 0.35mg. Today I accidentally took my pill one hour and 13 minutes later than usual.  Am I at risk for pregnancy?

You're protected: As long as you take it within 3 hours...same time is best but don't worry if you're only one hour off. Keep up the good work taking it on time! ...Read more

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Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

EC: Although there are at least a dozen types of birth control pills that can be dosed as an emergency contraceptive, I can find no source that includes Loestrin among them. Perhaps someone else has a regimen, but I recommend getting Plan B or the like to ensure you get the maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Does the birth control micronor-28 make you gain weight?

Does the birth control micronor-28 make you gain weight?

No: No birth control pill has ever been definitively linked to weight gain, although some women do seem to gain weight suddenly while on the pill. ...Read more

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Will the birth control micronor-28 cause you to gain weight?

Will the birth control micronor-28 cause  you to gain weight?

Yes and no: Pills cause some water retention and you may gain a pound or two if you are gaining more than that then it is not pills. ...Read more

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Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more

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What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) after sex?

What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) after sex?

Risky: Micronor- as with all progestin only pills - work primarily by thickening the cervical mucous- not by inhibiting ovulation. The thickening effect wears off by about 22 hours - therefore necessary to take it exactly every day same time. ...Read more

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What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after sex?

What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after sex?

Pregnancy: Most likely nothing bad will happen but if you forget to take an oral contraceptive pill your risks of pregnancy and between period bleeding are increased. ...Read more

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Whats the benefits of taking micronor (norethindrone) instead of regular birth control pills?

Whats the benefits of  taking micronor (norethindrone) instead of regular birth control pills?

Micronor (norethindrone) advantages: Micronor (norethindrone) is the "mini" pill because it has a low dose of Progesterone and no estrogen. The advantage of it is that it does not interfere with breastfeeding and has fewer side-effects. The disadvantage is that it has a higher failure rate for preventing pregnancy than the traditional pills. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Micronor (Definition)

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Single Phase Contraceptive (Definition)

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