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Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It can have those
Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose.
It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill.

In brief: It can have those
Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose.
It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill.
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