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What type of birth control contains highest dose of estrogen

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Generally: it's the estrogen component that can lead to hypertension in some individuals.
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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No weight loss: Increase in estrogen level is not associated with weight loss at all. You will have to look elsewhere for this.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There are replacement pills containing estrogen and Progesterone for menopausal women.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Saver
Specializes in Family Medicine
Might take longer: The menses which occur from oral contraceptives are "artificial", from the hormones in the pill. Most women will "adjust" within 3 cycles and stop s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
First cycles?: Yes, spotting is common on birth control pills for the first few months. If it continues past 3 months, you may want to talk to your doc about trying ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Palmer
13 years experience Gynecology
Combined OCP: There is not a great answer to this question. Many types of ocp's can be helpful in preventing large cysts from forming. However, this is not a fool p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any time!: The absolute best time to take a birth control pill is when it's convenient for you to remember! These should be taken relatively at the same time eac ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low dose bcp: Taking low does oral contraceptives replaces all the estrogen you need for normal functions. It is unusual for a "23 y.o." to have "low estrogen". A ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No definite answer: Usually more related to progesterone. Even among varying dose of estrogen in birth control pills they are all low doses, and generally even the same e ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Doubt it: Some soy products have estrogenic properties. They shouldn't cancel the effects of the BCPs.

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