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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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17 days late okay, so I am couple months shy from 20 and need help with an issue. I was prescribed birth control (trinessa) two years ago due to extreme periods. I would throw up and have extreme cramps that would prevent me from doing anything. It was li

17 days late okay, so I am couple months shy from 20 and need help with an issue. I was prescribed birth control (trinessa) two years ago due to extreme periods. I would throw up and have extreme cramps that would prevent me from doing anything. It was li

As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test - so i'm glad you took one already. You can always take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. The foul odor and change in appearance of your urine could also be an indication of an infection such as bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection or even a sexually transmitted disease like trichamonas. You should give you doctor a call and have an exam just to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was prescribed Azithromycin for 10 days for a sinus infection. How does this interact with my birth control, TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? Thanks!

Was prescribed Azithromycin for 10 days for a sinus infection. How does this interact with my birth control, TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? Thanks!

Should not interact: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills such as TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting if a new birth control brand is used? I have been on ortho lo for over 4 years and about 3 months ago, i began trinessa with no problems until the 3rd pack and I have recently started spotting in the middle if the month. The

Is it normal to have spotting if a new birth control brand is used? I have been on ortho lo for over 4 years and about 3 months ago, i began trinessa with no problems until the 3rd pack and I have recently started spotting in the middle if the month. The

Yes: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill, even if you are switching. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but spotting/ bleeding can happen with perfect use. Keep taking them, and its likely to go away. ...Read more

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I have been on TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control Pill for a month now. I noticed my face started to break out. Is this normal? Will it help my skin soon?

I have been on TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control Pill for a month now. I noticed my face started to break out. Is this normal? Will it help my skin soon?

Common: Be reassured its actually fairly common for acne to "flare" when oral birth control is initiated. Give it some time to see how your skin will respond in the long run - this can be commonly on the order of 3 months. But as always, you should feel comfortable addressing this with your physician too! ...Read more

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On trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). Took 1 birth control pill in week 3 when it should have been week 1. What do I need to do now? I'm supposed to start week 2 light blue pi

TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) OutOfOrder: I assume you're same person as https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6722189-took-1-birth-control-tablet-out-of-order-not-sure-what-to-do-now. Check out http://www.drugs.com/mtm/trinessa.html for info on your triphasic birth control pill. 1st 3wks have different doses. 4th wk is placebo/sugar pill. Tmw, finish 1st wk. On Tue, start 2nd wk. Next Tue, start 3rd wk (minus today's).Expect spotting ...Read more

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How can I stop my period if I am on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control ?

How can I stop my period if I am on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control ?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Been taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control over 6 months and now am bleeding 2 weeks after period. Whats wrong ?

Been taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control over 6 months and now am bleeding 2 weeks after period. Whats wrong ?

Breakthrough bleedin: This is not an uncommon report while taking birth control pills - breakthrough bleeding. This occurs because the lining of the uterus becomes so thinned out and fragile that bleeding occurs. Talk to your doctor about whether there is a better pill for you. ...Read more

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Regarding amoxicillin and trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills. How long should I use extra protection if i'm on them?

Regarding amoxicillin and trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills. How long should I use extra protection if i'm on them?

BCP's and antibiotic: Yes, definately use a back up. Antibiotics can disturb the enterhepatic circulation of estrogen causing contraceptive failure! ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. James Dukelow
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Definition)

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