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is it dangerous to have hypothyroidism and take birth control pills? can the birth control pills cause my thyroid more problems?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Definitely these two medications are safe to take side-by-side. And they do not affect each other.
Answered on May 5, 2015
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