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Triphasil Three Phase Contraceptive
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?
No: If ovulation has been documented by testing(serum progesterone) and you are taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) every day at the same time each day, no it is not normal. It might be time for a "pinch hitter"(another pill type) as triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) may not be "stepping up to the plate" for you. Ask your md for advice. ...Read more
For IVF can you take a contraceptive pills yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) two months before the stimulation?
Im starting primolutN 4 days b4 my period starts,during luteal phase.what are the chances of getting pregnant while taking Primolut during luteal phas?
Took one pill at 8 pm instead of 11 one day. Took pills rest of the month around 11 pm-1 am. On beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) BC day 3/4 placebo no period yet, Pregnant?
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
More effective delaying period for a few days: start Norethindrone 0.35mg bc pills on day 23 of my cycle OR Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg 3x day start 3 days bef period?
Might work: These methods that you mention require a prescription for use and need to be taken under the guidance of a doctor. Your doctor might choose either of those but would likely not start them so late in the cycle as it is likely too late to regulate ...Read more
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?
I'm switching from another birth control to natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest), (estradiol valerate and dienogest) i was consistent on last set of pills how soon after i start natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) am i protected?
Is there a break? : If there is no break from one to the other them you are always protected. If you have been off the other for a few days then give the new pill 2 weeks. ...Read more
Light pink spotting 6 days before period. Typically regular. I take trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same time every night. Been on birth control for 10 yrs. Pregnant?
Had unprotected sex with partner. Currently on birth control pill trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for a year. Took plan b one step 5-7 hours after sex. Pregnant or no?
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
Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?
It happens: Ella (ulipristal acetate), (ulipristal acetate) Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella (ulipristal acetate) was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella (ulipristal acetate) works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle. ...Read more
Stopped bc pills week2.Using OPK but getting mixed result.Can stopping bc pills mid cycle affect OPK results?
Yes: Birth controls pills are very effective as long as you take it everyday and NOT MISS your pills. It is preferable to start your pill on cycle day 2 or 3. ...Read more
I took one pack of tri-sprintec and stopped bc at the placebo pills. Day 39 no period-neg pregnancy test. Usually get period day 26-28. Normal?
Not normal: Please see your gyn and you may want to get on a much lower dose pill, I have not perscibed that pill for years, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
Can i take my birth control pill at a different time each month. 7pm one month, 8am the next month? Alesse 28 bc pill
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?
Hi, my gf started using triphasil(1month). its the first time on this. she hast been feeling well lately. a dr didnt subscribe it to her. she went to the chemist to ask about contraceptives, and they said she must use this. must she see a Dr?
1. How safe is drinking aloe plant gel everyday or 3 times a week? won't that make the colon lazy to go to the bathroom to relieve itself naturally? 2. Im on the triphasil contraceptives,will the aloe clean away the contraceptive in my system?
I have been on the oral contraceptive OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for three weeks. I had unprotected sex but only came in contact with pre-ejaculate. Am I pregnant?
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Very little interact: interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No risk, no worry: It used to be common advice that antibiotics can interfere with hormonal contraceptives. It was always theoretical with little actual proof, and current evidence indicates no such problem except sometimes with rifampin, an uncommonly used antibiotic. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less risk: of clots, cardiovacular events and breast disease: however, side effects include. bleeding, cramping, headches and more. ...Read more
Lower effectiveness: Certain medicines as well as certain herbs increase the speed that oral contraceptives are cleared from the body, decreasing effectiveness. Things most likely to do this are: Antibiotics such as Rifampin and Grseofulvin; anticonvulsants such as dilantin, Phenobarbital and tegretol; even St John's Wart. Check with your doctor to see if you need to use a back-up method. ...Read more
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