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Does lo loestrin fe 1-10 cause weight gain?

Maybe (not): Epocrates. Com lists an ambiguous "weight changes" when looking up adverse reactions for lo loestrin fe. This could mean either weight gain or loss. We more commonly hear about weight gain as a result of birth control pills but many studies suggest they're weight neutral and that what you eat & how active you are is more important. Regardless, chat w/your doc about options. Btw drugs. Com says same. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hello, I'm 44 years old and I just started taking lo loestrin fe. Is it safe for me? I have cramping and don't want hair loss or weight gain

Hello, I'm 44 years old and I just started taking lo loestrin fe. Is it safe for me? I have cramping and don't want hair loss or weight gain

It is safe: It is safe but you can gain weight but much less than other birth control pills, and as far we know it does not cause hair loss but the opposite, cramping is side effect and well tolerated by most. ...Read more

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Missed 2 periods on Lo Loestrin fe 1-10, 5 negative pregnant tests, and a bloated belly but no weight gain, weight loss. Pregnant?

Missed 2 periods on Lo Loestrin fe 1-10, 5 negative pregnant tests, and a bloated belly but no weight gain, weight loss. Pregnant?

Birth control: Some women can stop getting their periods altogether when on birth control. As long as you are not pregnant it should be ok. Talk to your doctor about your abdominal discomfort. Take care! ...Read more

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What do the white pills in Lo Loestrin Fe do?

What do the white pills in Lo Loestrin Fe do?

Birth control: There are 26 pills which contain hormones and then the last two are reminder pills to help keep you on track taking one pill per day ...Read more

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What happens if I begin lo loestrin fe a little late?

What happens if I begin lo loestrin fe a little late?

Depends on how late: If you are late by a day or two it will be ok for protection against pregnancy.But if you are late by several days than I will use alternate method for birth control.
Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation and if ovulation has occurred you can get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does lo loestrin fe work if he cum in me?

Does lo loestrin fe work if he cum in me?

That depends.: If you are starting from scratch, begin Loestrin 24 Fe on day 1 of period or on 1st sunday after day 1. Use white tab x 24 days & then brown tab x 4 days. If you start on a sunday – use back up protection until you have taken the white pill x 7 straight days. Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. ...Read more

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Will I be estrogen deprived on lo loestrin fe?

Will I be estrogen deprived on lo loestrin fe?

No: It is only "lo lo" with respect to other birth control pills on the market, but still contains significant estrogen. ...Read more

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How can someone get pregnant on lo loestrin fe?

How can someone get pregnant on lo loestrin fe?

Usually that: Should not happen, but if you miss a pill, or did not absorb the pill properly, which could happen if you were taking an antibiotic for an infection or if you vomited a pill, u could break thru ovulate and get pregnant, no birth control is 100% that is a very good pill and the #1 pill I prescribe esp for my pts in late 30s and 40s as it has the least hormones which is safer. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of lo loestrin fe?

What are the common side effects of lo loestrin fe?

Depends: It is depend on individual pts but common side effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, breakthough bleeding, breast tenderness...You should call your doctor if side effect occurs though it is not listed above as well. ...Read more

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If I weigh 155lbs, will lo loestrin fe still work for me?

If I weigh 155lbs, will lo loestrin fe still work for me?

It should: Yes Lo Loestrin should still work, be in close relationship with your MD who prescribed it to you so you can keep up with any side effect (should not have much). You may experience irregular periods the first 1-2 months but after that should be regulated. Check your hemoglobin/anemia regularly as well. ...Read more

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I've been on lo loestrin fe for 3 months and I've been shedding more hair than usual. Will it stop?

Maybe yes, maybe no: You may be having a reaction to the loestrin. Need to check with your doctor and also check for hormone problems like low thyroid etc. ...Read more

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Never missed a pill on lo loestrin fe but maybe off timing by give or take a few hours. Still 99.9% effective?

Yes: Missing the pill by a few hours will still be effective, but try and stay regular to assure compliance and a definitive steady state level in your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm taking lo loestrin fe and I accidentally dropped the first white active pill down the drain. What do I do now?

It is alright.: Do not panic. This is a common mistake. You should contact your doctor and he/she can rewrite a prescription for you which you can pick up at your local pharmacy. Another option would be to go directly to the pharmacy where you picked up the medication and they may be able to replace it for you. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I've been on lo loestrin fe for about 6 months now and I have occasional break through bleeding. Does this mean I am not protected?

I've been on lo loestrin fe for about 6 months now and I have occasional break through bleeding. Does this mean I am not protected?

Low dose OCPs: Breakthrough bleeding is much more common is the low dose pills. The pregnancy rate is similar to regular dose pills, but the breakthrough bleeding rate is higher. If you are missing any doses on the low dose pills, you certainly have a much higher pregnancy rate. It may be time for a change in your pill. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting vulvodynia from being on lo loestrin fe for five months studies show there is a correlation with this?

What are the chances of getting vulvodynia from being on lo loestrin fe for five months studies show there is a correlation with this?

None: If anything, in transient hypo-estrogenic states, I would expect it (OCPs) to help. Vulvodynia is complicated and really involves consideration of multiple factors. Don't give Dr. Google too much weight on this one. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant on lo loestrin fe?

Rarely: It is rare but possible to get pregnant on birth control pills. No pills are 100% effective although many have close to 100% effectiveness. If you suspect pregnancy, you should take a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, quick, and effective at detecting pregnancy. You can also get a pregnancy test at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Will lo loestrin fe bc make my boobs bigger?

Not likely: Bc side effects can sometimes cause some breast tenderness when starting them, but this ones away quickly. Today's low dose pills don't usually cause breast enlargement or weight gain. ...Read more

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Chances of getting pregnant while taking lo loestrin fe?

Chances of getting pregnant while taking lo loestrin fe?

Efficacy: Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. The pregnancy rate can increase to 5% if the contraceptive is not taken regularly (some pills are missed). ...Read more

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What is the percentage of lo loestrin fe to prevent pregnancy?

What is the percentage of lo loestrin fe to prevent pregnancy?

Loestrin24 FE: Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. The pregnancy rate can increase to 5% if the contraceptive is not taken regularly (some pills are missed). ...Read more

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How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

1 week: If you started it on the 1st day of your menstruation, it works right away. Otherwise,
it is better to wait for a week. ...Read more

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Is lo loestrin fe 99.9% effective after first 7 days of use?

Is lo loestrin fe 99.9% effective after first 7 days of use?

No: If you just started that OC, you need to use back up for the first month. No OC is 99.9% effective during the first month. ...Read more

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