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Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein cl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: You can request it if they have choices, but most health clinics are limited in their choices.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The wei ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Birth control: Most birth control pills contain the same type of estrogen component which is ethinyl estradiol. There no evidence that i know of that a different for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience Psychiatry
Usually not: We don't have a good exp[aination for why, but hormone products usually don't help. I would discuss your symptoms with your family doctor fir the best ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, I don't believe: that estrogen relieves hyperthyroidism
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not normal on BCP: It is not normal to have irregular periods when you are on birth control pills.You should see your gynecologist and discuss with him/her and may need ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Huh?: Dr. Google cannot find any birth control pill named "Clarissa". Nor can Epocrates, an extensive professional pharmaceutical database. Are you sure y ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
From what I can: gather in the literature, OC's can affect the thyroid,but I'm not sure it can cause frank hypothyroidism.. I would talk to an Endocrinologist about th ... Read More

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