A 26-year-old female asked:
Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high tsh levels / hypothyroid ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bruce Jacobsanswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
From what I can: gather in the literature, OC's can affect the thyroid,but I'm not sure it can cause frank hypothyroidism.. I would talk to an Endocrinologist about this.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
1.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 17, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.