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Will a lower dose of the combined pill mean I'm not as protected? Lower dose because of bad nausea.

Will a lower dose of the combined pill mean I'm not as protected? Lower dose because of bad nausea.

Yes: Most studies show that the failure rate for oral contraceptives (average dose ethinyl estradiol 30 mcg to 35 mcg) is about 1& to 3%. The same studies show that the failure rate for the "low dose oral contraceptives (10 mcg - 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol) is closer to 3% to 5%. To a great extent the failure rate is directly related to noncompliance with the daily dosing required for perfect use. ...Read more

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High mcv,mchc and low red bc width. What does this mean?Chronic fs, nausea , full fast and feel like something is stuck under right lower ribs.

Need actual results: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. What you are calling high and low may not be meaningfully abnormal. It would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from nausea and lower abdomen pain for about two weeks, my diet is healthy and i exercise. What does this mean?

I have been suffering from nausea and lower abdomen pain for about two weeks, my diet is healthy and i exercise. What does this mean?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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I am currently 4 days late one my period, I'm experiencing lower back,stomach cramps, face is broke out, nausea and headaches. what does this mean???

I am currently 4 days late one my period, I'm experiencing lower back,stomach cramps, face is broke out, nausea and headaches. what does this mean???

It means...: Those symptoms can be signs of many things; however, if you have had sex, then you should take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, and you do not get your period in a week, retake the test (and see your gynecologist about your irregular cycles if it is still negative OR to discuss your pregnancy). If not pregnant and your other symptoms persist, be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more