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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Single Phase Contraceptive (Overview)

Single phase contraceptives are a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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Is luteal phase after emergency contraception also 14 days?

Is luteal phase after emergency contraception also 14 days?

Not always: Since the emergency contraception pill works to delay ovulation, it can throw off your luteal phase. Your next period could be early, late, or a just a little different in quality. Even having said that, you should check a pregnancy test if you are late for your period. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Single Phase Contraceptive (Overview)

Single phase contraceptives are a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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What contraceptives are good?

What contraceptives are good?

Varies: The best method is different for different people. The hormonal methods, intrauterine devices and permanent sterilization are the most effective (other than abstinence). Barrier methods and more "natural" methods are safe except for the risks related to failure of the method and unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

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Is 7.5 normal for luteal phase progesterone?

Is 7.5 normal for luteal phase progesterone?

Any level is good: Studies have shown that women with normal pregnancies have Progesterone levels from 2.5 upward. A positive Progesterone demonstrates that you have ovulated. ...Read more

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50mg Clomid (clomiphene) has corrected luteal phase defect. Once this medication is discontinued will the luteal phase defect return?

50mg Clomid (clomiphene) has corrected luteal phase defect. Once this medication is discontinued will the luteal phase defect return?

Defect or no defect: Many don't believe that luteal phase defect actually exists. Usually people with a diagnosed luteal phase defect actually have problem with growing a healthy egg. Remember the egg and its associated cells determine the length of the luteal phase. ...Read more

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Which is more important in defining the contraceptive efficacy for contraceptive IUDs? The "Cumulative Kaplan Meier Rate" or the "Pearl Index?"

Which is more important in defining the contraceptive efficacy for contraceptive IUDs?  The "Cumulative Kaplan Meier Rate" or the "Pearl Index?"

Depends...: In many studies of IUDs there isn't much difference between the two indexes. The CKMR takes into account when the pregnancy happened. In a 5 year study, pregnancies might happen in year 1,2,3,4 & 5. The CKMR will calculate a lower risk for later pregnancies than for earlier pregnancies. The Pearl index would just compute the risk based on total pregnancies over the 5 year period of study. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

No oral: Contraceptive for boys. It would be a bad idea to give oral contraceptive to a boy and it is likely to make acne worse any way. If the acne is bad, please see a doctor. If you are a first year student, talk to a dermatologist at your school. ...Read more

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Long cycles but short luteal phase 4 months after discontinuing the pill. Diagnose? Treatment? Ps. Before the pill, normal cycles.

Long cycles but short luteal phase 4 months after discontinuing the pill. Diagnose? Treatment?  Ps. Before the pill, normal cycles.

Long cycles: Probably your system is still adjusting after the bcp's. Give it some additional time to adjust unless your anxious to conceive. ...Read more

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Long follicullar phase but normal 14 day luteal phase. Is this ok? What causes long follicular phase what can i do? Always ovulate around cd 25

Long follicullar phase but normal 14 day luteal phase. Is this ok? What causes long follicular phase what can i do? Always ovulate around cd 25

Keep body weigh down: Although premature death of the dominant follicle followed by replacement or follicular suppression are possible causes, the most common reason for long follicular phases in women is prolongation of the time from recruitment to emergence of the dominant follicle. This is most commonly seen in PCOS. You are ovulating and menstruating, so that is good. There is not much for you to do. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a progestin only oral contraceptive over a combined oral contraceptive?

Less risk: of clots, cardiovacular events and breast disease: however, side effects include. bleeding, cramping, headches and more. ...Read more

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My gynecologist prescribed contraceptives for my PCOS. I've to take the pills for a 3-month period. It is true than when you stop them, you get fat?

My gynecologist prescribed contraceptives for my PCOS. I've to take the pills for a 3-month period. It is true than when you stop them, you get fat?

No, that: is not true. One of the most common features of PCOS, however, is obesity. Have you discussed use of metformin with your GYN? It can help reduce insulin resistance, which is the basic metabolic problem in PCOS. ...Read more

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What oral contraceptive requires 2 pills per day?

Don't know any: Not sure of any "daily use" pills that use a 2 pill a day dosing, although it might be recommended by a doctor for a specific reason in a special case. ...Read more

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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) a good form of contraceptivon I've?

Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) a good form of contraceptivon I've?

Yes: It is a good form of contraception, especially if you have irregular periods since it does have some hormone that it releases and can help to regulate your periods. The insertion is a little uncomfortable, but after you have it placed, you can keep it there for up to 5 years before needing to replace it. ...Read more

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What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

Implanon/Nexplanon: At this point the Implanon (single capsule inserted under skin in arm) is considered most effective form of birth control. It has shown slight more effectiveness than tubal ligation and vasectomy. This is occasionally debated- but at the very least it is equivalent to these more permanent methods. Iud is also a very effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Will a contraceptive work if you took the 2nd dose 33.5 hours later instead of 12?

Yes but: According the instructions in the package insert on birth control pills if you go beyond 24 hrs taking pills then you should double up by taking two the next day. ...Read more

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What causes a follicular phase E2 level in the ovulation phase, or even luteal phase? proges is also low for the phase. how to treat please? not on BC

The ovary: Simplistically: Estrogen (E2) is produced during the follicular phase from the ovary in response to another hormone called FSH(follicle stimulating hormone).At mid cycle, ovulation occurs(now in the luteal phase)and progesterone starts to rise,and typically peaks midluteal phase. If you don't get pregnant, the E2 and Prog. levels fall, and you start your period. Then the whole cycle begins again! ...Read more

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What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

It works better: Emergency contraception is for emergencies. It can only be used once a month effectively. It also isn't as effective as a regular pill at preventing pregnancy. It shouldn't be used for contraception. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Which contraceptive method is best for just married couple?

Which contraceptive method is best for just married couple?

The one that works.: There are many options and you need to make an appointment with your doctor to determine which is best for you. There are barrier methods, hormonal contraceptives, implants, iud's and injectable. Most just married couples want a reversible method so that you can have children in the future. ...Read more

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How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

Implant: Contraceptive implants are very effective and safe. The main hassle is irregular bleeding. But for most woman who choose this method, the benefits of the method outweigh that annoyance. Usually the bleeding isn't heavy and it tends to improve over time. ...Read more

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Is a single 2g dose of metronidazole effective in curing bv,if previous 500 2 a day course was not finished?

Is a single 2g dose of metronidazole effective in curing bv,if previous 500 2 a day course was not finished?

BV treatment: Treatment with a single oral dose of 2 grams of metronidazole has lower efficacy and is no longer recommended for treatment of BV. The treatment of choice is 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day x 7days. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke an electronical cigarette when you are taking oral contraceptives?

Is it dangerous to smoke an electronical cigarette when you are taking oral contraceptives?

Nicotine IS nicotine: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. But nicotine still increases your risk of blood clot when using contraceptives. It is a bit safer choice, not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any time that I should not use the contraceptive sponge?

Is there any time that I should not use the contraceptive sponge?

Yes: You should not use the contraceptive sponge during your menstrual period because of risks of toxic shock syndrome. You should not use the sponge if you have an allergy to sulfa or nonoxynol 9 spermicide. For other questions regarding the sponge, please see their website at http://todaysponge.Com/faq.Html and http://www.Todaysponge.Com/answers2.Html. ...Read more

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Is ova cue (ovulation predictor) usefull as a contraceptive? What is the best hormone free contraceptive method?

No and abstinence: The ovacue can predict ovulation but is not recommended as a contraceptive device. Abstinence is of course the best hormone free contraceptive. Next, condoms and devices such as IUD's. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preg loss of chromosome normal embryo 2 weeks after cardiac activity detection w/ immunosuppressant, anticoagulant treatments. Chance of future success?

Preg loss of chromosome normal embryo 2 weeks after cardiac activity detection w/ immunosuppressant, anticoagulant treatments. Chance of future success?

Probably good, but: Impossible to say without tests. Early loss is very common and usually does not increase the risk of happening again. You need to be examined and tested to determine if you have a risk for a second (or more) losses. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many times one can use contraceptive emergency pills, what are the side effects ? Any other way to avoid the risk of pregnancyunprotected sex ?

If you need to: Use Plan B often then you need to be on a regular method of birth control, Plan B was designed for rare emergency use only and not as a regular method of birth control. See a doctor and get on birth control ( birth control pills, nuvaring, depoprovera shot....). ...Read more

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After using different types of contraceptives for 3 years, how long could it take to get out of your system and become properly fertile again?

After using different types of contraceptives for 3 years, how long could it take to get out of your system and become properly fertile again?

Depends: The answer depends on which contraceptive was used. Depo-provera shot can take up to 1.5 years depending on how long it was used. Birth control pills, nuva ring and the patch get out quickly and baseline natural fertility is usually back within 1 month, sometimes faster. If not pregnant within 1 year of no contraception, evaluation is a good idea to find a treatable reason. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, i read it causes infertily and diabetes? And they said i'll be treated with contraceptives all my life?!?!

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, i read it causes infertily and diabetes? And they said i'll be treated with contraceptives all my life?!?!

Not true: Pcos can be associated with irregular menses and the attendant risk to fertility as well as an increased risk of Insulin insensitivity and diabetes. But there are many treatments to decrease the risk of diabetes and increase fertility. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does St. John's Wort interact with Nuvaring in the same way as oral contraceptives?

Does St. John's Wort interact with Nuvaring in the same way as oral contraceptives?

Yes: St. John's wort can reduce the blood levels and effects of ethinyl estradiol, one of the components of Nuvaring as well as birth control pills. Nuva ring has basically the same ingredients as oral contraceptives. The biggest difference is the novel way of getting these ingredients into your bloodstream. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you die overdosing on contraceptive pills?

Sort of: Yes you can accidentally (or intentionally) take too many birth control pills. Doing so is likely to make you feel sick and may cause abnormal bleeding but it is unlikely to be life threatening in otherwise healthy adults. Contact poison control or your doctor immediately if you have a concern/question about a possible overdose. ...Read more

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Tell me an effective contraceptives. And how much gap is important between two intercourse?

Tell me an effective contraceptives. And how much gap is important between two intercourse?

Condoms OCPs IUDs...: Most contraceptive methods are effective when used correctly (so, a person must use a method correctly). Birth control pills, iud's, condoms, etc... Are all fine. Pulling the penis out at the last second doesn't work so well. There is no official time gap between two intercourse events, so one can take as little or as much time as desired to avoid unwanted irritation/itching/discharge/aches/etc... ...Read more

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How many contraceptive pills should there be in a box?

How many contraceptive pills should there be in a box?

Typically 28: Typically there are 28 pills per month. Some are divided into 21 active pills and 7 placebo (period) pills, some are 24 active and 4 placebos. Some pills come in a three month continous pill pack with placebos only once every 3 months. These are called continous suppression birth control and are another option to monthly cycles. ...Read more

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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