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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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Brown discharge when on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Normal?

Brown discharge when on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Normal?

Brown discharge is : Usually old, deoxygenated blood. Spotting in not uncommon on oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) considered a good birth control pill?

Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) considered a good birth control pill?

Birth control safety: Birth control pills have different side effects, the best one for you is the one you like the best. All birth control pills are effective, but their reliability depends on taking them every day. Also, if there are other medical conditions present, the medications for those conditions can decrease the efficacy of the pill, ex anti seizure medications or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 2 weeks after discontinued use of ciprofloxacin. Had a period in between the 2 weeks. Took ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo whole time. Protected?

Unprotected sex 2 weeks after discontinued use of ciprofloxacin. Had a period in between the 2 weeks. Took ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo whole time. Protected?

Yes, likely: Yes, you are likely protected. The effects of antibiotics on birth control efficacy is very minimal. Sometimes women use a back up method like a condom, but it's very likely that you aren't pregnant or becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Perfect user of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo missed period this month, didn't have sex this month. How does bc make u miss a period?

 Perfect user of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo missed period this month, didn't have sex this month. How does bc make u miss a period?

Uterine lining: A period is when the uterine lining that built up for possible egg implantation is lost when a pregnancy does not occur. Some birth control pills not allow the lining to build, some force it to be lost. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for pregnancy? I started my ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pack 1 day late and had sex after. Taking 2 pills caused vomiting 12 hours later.

Am I at risk for pregnancy? I started my ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pack 1 day late and had sex after. Taking 2 pills caused vomiting 12 hours later.

Minimal risk: Vomiting 12 hours after the two pills were taken means that they were totally absorbed and working. This supposes that you have taken the rest of that pill pack as directed without missing any further pills. ...Read more

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On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) regularly for two mos. Age: 40.Had unprotected sex 4 days after period(no active pill from day1 of period)had next pill that night. Pregnant?

On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) regularly for two mos. Age: 40.Had unprotected sex 4 days after period(no  active pill from day1 of period)had next pill that night. Pregnant?

Pregnant: There is always a possibility with pregnancy when having unprotected sex and not on the pill. There is close less than 1% chance while on the pill, but while off, you may have increased chance. Wait and see. ...Read more

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First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?

First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?

Sometimes: Pills like this can make u not have periods due to the fact u do not build up enough tissue to have a period, since this is your 1st pack you should do a preg test to prove to yourself u are not pregnant, it is totally normal not to get periods when you are on low dose pills, once u stop the pills the [periods will return. ...Read more

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I have no sex drive on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, help?

See below: Please address this with your prescribing provider. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Yes: Oral contraceptive pills have 2 hormones - a progesterone and an estrogen component. Sprintec is a monophasic pill ie the progesterone and estrogen components are fixed and does not vary with the last 7 pills hormone free (inert). Ortho tricyclen, the progesterone component increases weekly up to week 3, and the last 7 pills inert. I find that there is more break through bleeding with tricyclen. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Antibiotics , pill: There is a slight chance of making the oral contraceptive not as effective while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

No : Differnet pills, I do not like either of those at your age you should be using the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen safer for anyone in their 40s and if u do not want kids I do in office tubals in my office takes 5 minutes, easy miss 1/2 day work , no incisions. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Tri Levlen (Definition)

Tri-Levlen is a three phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more