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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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

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Im on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

Im on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

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

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For IVF can you take a contraceptive pills yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) two months before the stimulation?

For IVF can you take a contraceptive pills yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) two months before the stimulation?

Yes: Birth control pills are very often used as part of your ivf therapy. They can be used to decrease the probability of cyst formation, they can be used as a method to time your cycle start and end. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't recommend: If you got pregnant it would be before you started the primolut, so technically the medicine wouldn't have anything to do with it. Primolut is a synthetic progestin and would definitely NOT be wise to start it if you might be pregnant. ...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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Unprotected?: intercourse will ultimately lead to pregnancy. If this was a one time episode then Plan B should prevent pregnancy. Why not get on BC pills PLUS use condoms, spermicidal foam, jelly, sponge or vaginal eggs. When in doubt: do a pregnancy test. ...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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Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?

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

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Is Lo loestrin fe birth control 99.9% effective after the first 7 days?

Is Lo loestrin fe birth control 99.9% effective after the first 7 days?

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

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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?

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

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Can i take my birth control pill at a different time each month. 7pm one month, 8am the next month? Alesse 28 bc pill

Can i take my birth control pill at a different time each month. 7pm one month, 8am the next month? Alesse 28 bc pill

Yes: It doesn't matter what time of day you take the pill, but once you decide on a time you should take your pill about the same time every day to minimize the risk for breakthrough bleeding. ...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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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?

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?

YES: Birth control, STD screening and PAP smear seem logical. Triphasil is usually only available on prescription- not an over the counter product in the U.S.A.. It is her adult responsibility ( and yours) and get informed and cleared as well as sexually educated. ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptive not be taken for more than three months?

Can oral contraceptive not be taken for more than three months?

Confusing question: You can stop oral contraceptives as you wish. However, if you want to avoid pregnancy, abstain or practice another form of birth control. If you chose to restart the pill, seek the guidance of your doc when you do. ...Read more

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Miss taking first three tab of my oral contraceptive yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).. What I should do to prevent consumption?

Back up: If you have missed three pills then you are no longer protected. Avoid intercourse or use condoms until you finish the pack. Use emergency contraception if you have continued to have sex during these three days. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: The risk depends some what on when you had sex. You have some protection after 2 weeks on the pill if you are taking it correctly and started it with a period but it is most reliable after the first month . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

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

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

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

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Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

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 more

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Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Yes: Tisane de durbon is commonly used as a laxative and to rid the body of impurities. It is purported to be a natural blood cleanser and purifier and is believed to help in allergies, digestive disorders, skin ailments, and weigh gain. There should be no interaction with your ocp. ...Read more

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Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

"Mini pill": The mini pill, Progesterone only, (no estrogen) is generally used during breast feeding. It's been shown to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Progestin Only: Progestin-only oral contraceptives are safe for use by breast-feeding mothers. Jolivette, Micronor, (norethindrone) and Ovrette to name afew. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to get the oral contraceptive pill?

How are you supposed to get the oral contraceptive pill?

From your doctor: Your obgyn should do an exam and pap and possible cultures on you and check your blood pressure and make sure you have no contraindications for the pill and then in my pts., i give them some samples, explain everything and write them a perscription for it. ...Read more

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Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

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 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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How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

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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Is there a oral contraceptive substitute?

Yes: If you need birth control but prefer to avoid a daily pill, a nuvaring, iud, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, nexplanon, essure are all good options. ...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

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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Triphasil (Definition)

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