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Posted on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 in Birth Control
Question: I have been on Norethindrone (Ortho Micronor)for 2 1/2 months and take it religiously. I'm on it because I have Factor V Leiden. But it concerns me as it's not as effective as combination birth control. My husband and I do not want to get pregnant as we have a 5 month old and we do not want to have to use condoms. If taken at the same time daily, how effective is it? Can I have sex around the time of ovulation without concerns? I still have a period and spotting here and there and I do not take breaks between packs.
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
opt for LNG IUD, safe around ovulation, breakthrough bleeding is common.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar here. I welcome you to HCM VIRTUAL CLINIC. I have gone through your question, and have understood your concern. I will suggest you the best possible treatment options.

1) Considering your medical situation, and your contraceptive needs ; you need to consider other contraceptive methods; like levonorgestel Intra uterine device.

2 ) Tab Norethidron, if taken regularly has been proved to be a good contraceptive as progesterone only pill . With it's regular use having sex even around the ovulation days can be safe.

3 ) Spotting is a common problem with progesterone only pills even taken regularly, it's known as breakthrough bleeding.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 8 minutes later
So you're telling me I should get an IUD instead of using this XXXXXXX pill?
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
LNG IUD delivers 52 mg in 5 years.20 mcg per day.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for going through the answer and reverting back for the query.

1 ) First of all as you have mentioned that you don't prefer barrier contraceptive like condom and you also have some breakthrough bleeding with progesterone pill, it was my opinion to use LNG IUD.

2 ) with my clinical experience and the fact that LNG IUD releases only 20 microgram of the drug perday; totally only 52 mg is delivered over 5 years. This helps the minimise drug delivery in the body and consequent effects.
This is quite less drug dose as compared to oral medication .

3 ) of course it is just a suggestion, and you can take final decision on your own.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks
Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 5 minutes later
Last question...What's the effectiveness of using this XXXXXXX pill if taken at the same time daily?
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regular intake of XXXXXXX pill is reasonably effective

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar here.

Happy to answer your query.

If taken daily and regularly, XXXXXXX pills prove to be reasonably effective as contraceptive measure.

Also , they do not affect breastfeeding, if at all woman wants to go ahead with.

I hope this answer helps you. Thanks
Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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