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do contraceptive pills affect thyroid functioning of the body?

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Dr. Liuska Pesce
Pediatric Endocrinology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Although if taking thyroid hormone, it is important to monitor levels after starting estrogen.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can contraceptive pills effect thyroid functioning of the body?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: They can affect the accuracy of some outdated thyroid tests, but not the thyroid itself.

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