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Wedding and period in two days. On triphasic ocp. Any advice to prevent period?

Wedding and period in two days. On triphasic ocp. Any advice to prevent period?

Active pills: Continue taking the active pills, skip the placebo pills of the last week and go directly to the next pack of pills.
Adjusting the date of your period works better if you do this one or two months in advance, at his point you may still have spotting or flow.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Period will start on wedding day. Can I skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

Period will start on wedding day. Can I skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

No: That may cause some breakthrough bleeding.
You may need to switch to a monophasic for a cycle or 2 and then skip the placebo on that or take phase 3 from other packs and continue that till you are ready to get a period. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex. Monophasic, triphasic, bi.?

How do you distinguish between too much estogen in a birth control pill causing your side effects or the type of pill (ex. Monophasic, triphasic, bi.?

Nausea: There are some estrogen effects such as headache and nausea, as well as bleeding the end of the cycle that can be indicative of too much estrogen. Remember though that estrogen was placed in the pill to prevent thiinig of the uterine lining that causes bleeding. It can take 3 months to regulate the bleeding on an ocp so be patient if just starting. The bleeding profiles ocp's not much different. ...Read more

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Would a monophasic birth control pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my perimenopause symptoms better than a triphasic? Still symptomatic on triphasic.

Would a monophasic birth control pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my perimenopause symptoms better than a triphasic? Still symptomatic on triphasic.

Hormons: The difference in mono and tri phasic birth control is that wit mono-phsic you get more hormons but stable amount of hormones. Then there should be less chance of mood fluctuating due to hormone level changes. ...Read more

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How can I skip my period or delay it for one week when taking tri-previfem (triphasic birth control)? I only need to do this one time

How can I skip my period or delay it for one week when taking tri-previfem (triphasic birth control)? I only need to do this one time

Extra pills for a we: After 3 weeks on your current pack of pills you can immediately start on a new pack for one week. These 7 pills will take the place of "blank" pills at the end of a 4 week pack. Then go off the pills for a week to have your period. At this point it would be best to start on a whole new pack, to avoid confusion. Other option: finish out the new pack to delay menses by 2 more weeks. ...Read more

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I'm on a triphasic birth control pill. I want to delay my period by taking 2 packs at a time. Take all the white pills from 2 packs etc. Is that safe?

I'm on a triphasic birth control pill. I want to delay my period by taking 2 packs at a time. Take all the white pills from 2 packs etc. Is that safe?

Call your gyn: But if u do not want a period you do not take the placebo pills at the end u start a new pack, and I would recommend a lower dose pill as I hardly ever prescribe that pill only for women who have problems with lower dose pills, the lower the dose the safer. ...Read more

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Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Blocks the: Pituitary stimulation of lh and fsh to block ovulation, while keeping the lining of the uterus viable to prevent breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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How to start ocp in mid cycle?

How to start ocp in mid cycle?

Start OCP: You can start birth control pills, patch or Nuva Ring at anytime mid-cycle. Make sure to use a backup method of contraception for the first week because the pill will not be effective for 1 week. You may have some irregular spotting during the first 1-2 months. Only start mid-cycle if you are certain that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How quick do oral contraceptives work?

How quick do oral contraceptives work?

Within a few days: They should start hormonal changes after taking and should be effective within a few days. Please see your doctor before proceeding with the use of oral contraceptives and to discuss the risks further. ...Read more

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What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

Huh?: What's your question? Not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

Very safe: Assuming that one is in good health, doesn't smoke over the age of 35, has no risk of leg/lung clots, the pill is quite safe - even safer than pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often does oral contraceptives fail? Why?

Rarely: When they do fail it is most commonly due to "operator error", which means the person forgot to take the pill correctly. There are also other uncommon causes for failure. ...Read more

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How do ocps work in treating primary dysmenorrhoea?

How do ocps work in treating primary dysmenorrhoea?

Regulate: Ocps regulate your cycles preventing sudden drastic changes in the hormonal levels in your body. When you take a pill it has a certain amount of hormone that doesn't change day to day and that helps your body get adjusted and be more regular. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral contraceptives?

What is the difference between oral contraceptives?

Varies: Different components, hormones, and strengths. Your doctor will choose which is best for you. ...Read more

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Are Continuous Cycle Oral Contraceptives dangerous?

Are Continuous Cycle Oral Contraceptives dangerous?

No more than cyclic: Taking OC's continuously poses no more danger than taking them in a cyclic fashion. Most women eventually have some irregular bleeding when they use them continuously. I recommend taking a 4 day break every 3-4 months at a convenient time to try to prevent this. The OC's must be monophasic- all the same dose. They must be taken continuously for at least 21 days- then they can be stopped anytime. ...Read more

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Oral contraceptives. How many years can I take them?

Oral contraceptives. How many years can I take them?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills can be taken as long as you have risk of getting pregnant.But as you get older your risk og forming clot increases especially if you smoke. So if you smoke or if yoy have family history of clots in legs or lung. You should use a dofferent method of birth control after age og 35. ...Read more

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What medicines reduce effect of oral contraceptives?

What medicines reduce effect of oral contraceptives?

Many: Several antibiotics and even some cold medicatins can potentially do this. Best advice...Use condoms too when on other medications, especially prescriptions usless your gyn evaluates them and gives the ok to use pills alone. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable fits of crying. Could ocp's cause this?

Uncontrollable fits of crying. Could ocp's cause this?

Possibly: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is a type of chemical in emotional tears that acts as an endorphin that reduces pain and works to improve mood. Crying bouts are also triggered by hormonal irregularities, which are triggered naturally or by ocps. ...Read more

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What age group are oral contraceptives most effective?

What age group are oral contraceptives most effective?

Preteen through: Adulthood; however, pills are not 100% certain: you should always use condoms plus or with spermicidal gel or foam. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Pill shorten cycle: Why do you want to shrten the cycle. If your question is to shorten the period when you are bleeding.
Most of the birth control pills shorten your periods. Chose a pill with low estrogen and modified progestin, or take no period pills. ...Read more

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Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Yes: Some ocp's may actually help to stabilize and regulate bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with oral contraceptives?

What are the health risks associated with oral contraceptives?

Minimal: Main risks are blood clots in the leg or lung and stroke. All very very uncommon. Main benefits are good, safe, reliable contraception, shorter/lighter periods, less pms and cramping, regular menses, reduced ovary and uterine cancer, less anemia.. ...Overall benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Does it matter what time of day to take your oral contraceptives?

Does it matter what time of day to take your oral contraceptives?

What time take pill: As a general rule take the pill at the same time every day, for example when you wake up, or go to bed, or after dinner etc. ...Read more

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What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

Life is not perfect: Life is never perfect nor 100%. Things just happen, sometimes. Each woman's body has to respond to the artificial hormones in the pills, and maybe once in a rare while she still manages to ovulate. The percentages are about a population of women, NOT about one woman. Medical statistics have to be interpreted this way, because nobody knows what the percentage effectiveness is for a specific woman. ...Read more

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Is it safe to only take the ocp pill in emergencies instead of regularly?

Is it safe to only take the ocp pill in emergencies instead of regularly?

Yes, but...: This could possibly mess up your cycle regularity. If that doesn't bother a woman, then emergency contraceptive pills are safe, given the usual problems associated with bcp (blood clots, high blood pressure, etc.). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for oral contraceptives to start working?

How long is it supposed to it take for oral contraceptives to start working?

Back up plan: It may be recommended to use a back up (such as a condom) for up to a month when starting oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Finished last pill of ocp and started pop next day, am I protected straight away?

Finished last pill of ocp and started pop next day, am I protected straight away?

Oral contraceptives: If you took the previous month's oral contraceptive faithfully each day as directed, you should be protected. Contraceptive pills should be taken as close to the same time each day as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which oral contraceptives are RIGHT for me by asking me certain questions?

Can you tell me which oral contraceptives are RIGHT for me by asking me certain questions?

Not really: Contraceptive use is a highly patient specific level of tolerance that requires a real conversation between you and the MD provider who has examined you and will know the "best" questions to ask you to ascertain appropriate preferences. ...Read more

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Been on ocps for 3 months now. Last 2 periods were a day early, im 4 days late for this months, why is that?

Adjusting to pill: It can take 3-4 cycles to adjust to the pill. Your period should start during the "placebo" days when the pills have no medicine in them. If, after the third pack, you are bleeding at the wrong time, you should consult with your provider about changing. Make sure you take the pills at the same time each day. ...Read more

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I took my last 11.25mglupron shot just over 3mo ago. Dr wants me to take ocp to bring back my af so my husband n I can ttc. Is that ok?

I took my last 11.25mglupron shot just over 3mo ago. Dr wants me to take ocp to bring back my af so my husband n I can ttc. Is that ok?

OCP won't help: Your period may come back in the next month. Ocps stop ovulation. You can get prego without a period first but need to ovulate to conceive. If you're still not ovulating some blood work and an ultrasound is needed to find out why - could be pcos, thyroid or prolactin hormone problems, low hormone levels, or low ovarian reserve. You may need pills like Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole to help you ovulate again. ...Read more

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How long does it take after stopping oral contraceptives for my natural cycle to swing back to its rhythm? Feeling so out of tune with my body lately.

How long does it take after stopping oral contraceptives for my natural cycle to swing back to its rhythm? Feeling so out of tune with my body lately.

30 to 90 days: Menses resumes within 30 days in many women after stopping the pill. However, by 90 days menses and fertility should resume in most women who had a regular cycle prior to the pill. If no menses after 90 days then an amenorrhea evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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What is the failure rate of the ocp pill?

What is the failure rate of the ocp pill?

Less than 1 %.: Failure rate with oc is less than 1 %. Usually rated at 0.3% if used appropriately. 8% if used haphazardly. ...Read more

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My friend has just been diagnosed with ocp?

My friend has just been diagnosed with ocp?

Ah, medicalingo!: I just love the use of medicalingo and abbreviations! Back where I come from, ocp stands for oral contraceptive pills. Do you mean ocd, which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder? ...Read more

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I have stopped the combined ocp, but now I'm late 3 days?

I have stopped the combined ocp, but now I'm late 3 days?

Probably normal: Sometimees after sopping the pills it might take a few weeks for your period to return to normal. If it does not return, do a pregnancy test for reassurance. ...Read more

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Are all ocp bills just as safe or are some safer than others?

Are all ocp bills just as safe or are some safer than others?

Let me try to help: Statins used for high cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Most people taking statins will take them for the rest of their lives, which can make statin side effects difficult to manage. For some people, statin side effects can make it seem like the benefit of taking a statin isn't worth it. Before you decide to stop taking a statin, discover how statin side effects ...Read more