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can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Don't Cause: Ocp's don't cause hypothyroidism. They can alter a binding protein called TBG which can change doses of thyroid replacement therapy.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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No: Definitely these two medications are safe to take side-by-side. And they do not affect each other.
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Dr. Thalia Lopez
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Birth control : No, a TSH test is specific to your thyroid and does not cross react with your birth control.

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