A 32-year-old female asked:
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im taking levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control, will it make my fibroid grow faster? whats the estrogen/progesterone level on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pill?

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Dr. Clifford Rogers
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: In general, low dose birth control pills like Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) do not cause fibroids to grow, and are often very helpful in managing heavy periods that are sometimes associated with fibroids. Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) contains 0.15 mg Levonorgestrel (a progestin) and 0.03 mg ethinyl Estradiol (an estrogen).
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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Dr. Michael Glassner
36 years experience Fertility Medicine
Doubtful: While fibroids are estrogen dependent the hormones in Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) are less than you'd be making on your own.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
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