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I'm on ortho cyclen and my periods are only lasting 2 days during the last few months. Is this normal?
Lucky you!: Birth Control pills can make your periods lighter and shorter. As long as they are regular and coming doing the last week of your pill pack this is normal! Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm on ortho-cyclen 28 and my periods start on thursday of the inactive pills but last into monday or tuesday of the active pills, is this normal?
Yes: Normally it seems like the period should start as soon as we start the inactive pills, but it doesn't work that way. It takes a few days, typically, for the withdrawal bleed, as it called, to start the period. And then normal as well to bleed a few days into the active pills. No worries! ...Read more
In some cases: Oral contraceptive pills (ocp) like ortho-cyclen can be helpful to treat acne in women of childbearing age. Ocp work by suppressing testosterone production by the ovaries. In many women with acne, testosterone produced by the ovaries stimulates the sebaceous (oil) glands to produce excess sebum which leads to blockage of the pores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth Control Pills: Both are effective when taken properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Changes in weight: Cryselle and ortho cyclen can both result in decrease or increase in weight. Both contain Estradiol , though slightly higher in ortho-cyclen. Both also contain progestins, and are monophasic agents.To reduce weight gain , increase physical activity /reduce caloric intake ( reduce portion size) reduce fatty foods, increase veggies/ fruits, always remember to practice safe sex .Use condoms. Stay safe. ...Read more
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