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Could wearing the ortho evra birth control patch cause a rash on face?

Could wearing the ortho evra birth control patch cause a rash on face?

Possibly: Call your doc, I do not like the patch for my pts, it has too much hormone in it, there are much better options in my opinion. ...Read more

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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Why would I have a metallic taste in mouth days while using the ortho evra birth control patch?

Why would I have a metallic taste in mouth days while using the ortho evra birth control patch?

Hormones: 1.Certain times of cycle hormones are at a higher level and can promote bleeding gums (severe or very mild). Birth control mimics this effect. The metallic taste could be from the break down of blood...Metallic taste may be the iron in the blood. 2.May also be a combo of this patch with your system...Patches deliver hormones directly and are more efficacious than oral pill, check with your doc. ...Read more

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I have been on ortho evra birth control patch 5 months now. My boyfriend and I recently had unprotected sex and he came inside me. Can I get pregnant?

I have been on ortho evra birth control patch 5 months now. My boyfriend and I recently had unprotected sex and he came inside me. Can I get pregnant?

Not likely: Bith control medications are good but not 100% with perfect use the failure tate is estimated at 0.3%. With typical use the failure rate exceeds 9% I suggest you normally use condoms as well. If your period comes on time you are home free. ...Read more

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Birth control ortho evra patch symptoms. What do I do?

Birth control ortho evra patch symptoms. What do I do?

Switch: If side effects from the ortho evra patch are such that the question is what to do, it is probably best to either switch to a different hormonal method like birth control pills, or to the depot provera shot, an implant, or an intrauterine device. They all have their own benefits and downside. A woman is left with trying out what suits her best. ...Read more

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Having weird side effects to the ortho evra patch birth control. Should I stop taking it?

Having weird side effects to the ortho evra patch birth control. Should I stop taking it?

Please call the doc: Who put u on the patch and ask your doc whether it is before or after office hours, just like my pts call me, if u were my pt I would tell you to stop, but if were my pt and u are really 42 yrs old I would never have u on that method as that method has way too much hormone it it esp for someone in their 40s, increased chance of blood clot, u should be on lowest dose your body will tolerate. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start my period on the patch birth control ortho evra?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start my period on the patch birth control ortho evra?

Once u take it off: During the 4th week, after you have not put on a patch, the menses should start. The drop in hormone levels (from not applying the patch) triggers the period to begin. ...Read more

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Is ortho tricyclen an effective birth control?

Is ortho tricyclen an effective birth control?

Yes: Birth control pills such as ortho tricyclen are an effective form of birth control. You just need to remember to take it every day at about the same time each day to be most effective. ...Read more

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Questions about ortho cept birth control?

Questions about ortho cept birth control?

Birthcontrol pills: You can find lots of good information to answer any questions you have about birth control at www. Womenshealth. Gov. ...Read more

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Questions about ortho cept birth control? What are side efffects?

Questions about ortho cept birth control? What are side efffects?

Same as other pills: The side effects of ortho cept pills is the same as other combined hormonal birthcontrol pills. Side effect include: breast tenderness, GI upset (nausea or feeling sick), abdominal cramping and dizziness. These mild symptoms usually resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Is ortho novum 777 a good birth control?

Is ortho novum 777 a good birth control?

It's fine: This pill has been around for quite a while. I'm sure that it certainly safe and effective. There are pills that were introduced since then that are lower doses and have similar effectiveness and may be better tolerated. But if happy you don't need to change. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with the birth control ortho-novum 7/7/7?

What are your experiences with the birth control ortho-novum 7/7/7?

Orthonovum777: This is same like with any other birth control pill
some are very happy and have no complaints and others have symptoms from minor like headache to insomnia.Anxiety, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, dizzy spells.
So if you have side effects discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic?

Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic?

Generic BCP's: It is perfectly safe to switch from the brand to generic bcp's. The hormonal components are exactly the same, and the side effects will be the same. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic brand?

Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic brand?

Yes: The generic is the same chemical compound as the brand. For most people you will not notice any difference. Some people might have breakthrough bleeding. If further concerns, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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If most people gain weight on ortho novum what birth control method do they prefer?

If most people gain weight on ortho novum what birth control method do they prefer?

This is not true: The modern low dose birth control pill (ortho novum is one brand amont many) has no measureable direct effect on weight, as demonstrated by many studies. Indirect effects like a slightly enhanced appetite and depression could be an issue, but there are a great number of options and alternatives to choose from. There is no one best choice. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common things to know about the birth control ortho novum 777?

Can you please describe common things to know about the birth control ortho novum 777?

Please ask your gyn: I have not prescibed that pill for years and if you are taking it and are 47yrs old that is way too much hormone for u to be on, at 47 you may not even be ovulating, so may not even need birth control and if u are taking it for other reasons u should be on the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin, only 10 mcg estrogen or u should get an in office essure tubal easy takes 5 min, no cutting. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control; does it have any special benefits over other brands of the pill?

Ortho-cept birth control; does it have any special benefits over other brands of the pill?

Not really: Most birth control pills are the same. They are a combination of hormones, Estrogens and progestins, that prevent pregnancy by inhibiting (stopping) ovulation. They offer non contraceptive benefits including: regulation of menstrual cycle, decreasing menstrualth bleeding, helping with acne and decreasing male patterned hair growth. One benefit of ortho cept may be low cost. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control and cramps, what to do?

Ortho-cept birth control and cramps, what to do?

Change something: There are a variety of treatments for menstrual cramps including medications, exercises, topicals, etc. It may simply need to be a change in your birth control pills that can make a difference. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, ortho evra help please assist?

?: Many of us would like to help, but you have not asked a question. Please try again: what do you want to know? ...Read more

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Can ortho-cept birth control cause cramps?

Potentially: I am thinking of leg cramps, though. Menstrual cramps should improve on birth control pills. ...Read more

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Does 100 mg of topomax a day interfere with the birth control ortho novum 7/7/7?

Does 100 mg of topomax a day interfere with the birth control ortho novum 7/7/7?

Can: Topomax (topiramate) may decrease the serum concentration of contraceptives (estrogens) and contraceptive failure is possible, particularly at higher topiramate doses (i.e., 200mg/day or greater). At 100 mg of topmax, recommend at least 50 mcg of ethinyl estradiol. A non-hormonal form of contraception should be considered if a greater certainty of pregnancy prevention is desired. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control; does it have the same amount of hormones in every pill?

Ortho-cept birth control; does it have the same amount of hormones in every pill?

Yes: Ortho-cept is a "monophasic" birth control pill. That means all the active pills contain the same amount of hormone. It is a 21-7 pill meaning there are 21 active pills and 7 placebo pills. You would get your period during the placebo pills. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is taking birth control pills the ortho trcyclen lo and missed a pill what do we do?

My girlfriend is taking birth control pills the ortho trcyclen lo and missed a pill what do we do?

Missing a pill: If you forget or miss a pill, don't panic. Simply take an extra pill (the one that you missed) in addition to your regularly scheduled pill (double the dose the next day). You can also use a backup method for a week to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Just started tri-cycline birth control (off brand of ortho-tri cycline) and want to know if it will cause weight gain?

Just started tri-cycline birth control (off brand of ortho-tri cycline) and want to know if it will cause weight gain?

Weight gain issue: Hi amitchell9,

it's commonly thought contraception, particularly oral choices, cause weight gain however objective studies looking at this issue have found weight gain occurs with or without a contraceptive. As we all age our metabolism slows and without diet changes and maintaining an active lifestyle we all gain weight.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control and absolutely no libido. Is it me or wat?

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control and absolutely no libido. Is it me or wat?

It's possible: Occasionally I will hear from a pt. Who strongly feels that her reduced libido is related to her birth control pill or her iud, libido is influenced by so many factors, sometimes it is hard to say that the pill is the only cause. ...Read more

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How does ortho novum 1/35 28 birth control pills work?

How does ortho novum 1/35 28 birth control pills work?

Inhibits ovulation: All oral contraceptive pills that contain estrogen and progestin work primarily by inhibiting the passage of an egg (ovulation). The progestin component can also thicken the cervical mucus to prevent sperm transport. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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