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Birth Control Pills And Hypothyroidism
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Is it safe or harmful to take a low dose of birth control pills and having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?
I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?
Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.
Birth Control: Doesn't damage your thyroid. The estrogen in the birth control pill will stimulate an increase in the amount of thyroid binding globulin (TBG) your body makes, so you may require a slightly higher dose of levothyroxine to compensate for the increased tbg. A similar phenomenon occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more
I am getting my blood drawn for my Hypothyroid tomorrow morning and was told to fast and not take my T3 (liothyronine). Do I still take my birth control pills?
If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?
Odd question: If she has low thyroid she will clearly benefit from thyroid therapy. Why not??? The specific type of birth control is significant. Some hormones reduce acne and improve hair problems. Some hormones (androgenic progesterones) aggravate acne and cause loss of scalp hair. All 3 of your meds reduce acne and reduce loss of scalp hair. For polycystic ovary, weight loss and perhaps metformin are useful. ...Read more
Is it really safe to take the birth control pill everyday to prevent periods? #nqlu I am a 30 year old, relatively healthy woman. I have low (healthy range) blood pressure, I am 5'8" and 140 lbs. My only health issues are hypothyroidism (controlled wit
My : My opinion is that a woman should have a period at least once every 3 months. The reason being is to prevent a build up of the uterine lining which over time could predispose a woman to uterine cancer. You can take three packs straight obviously skipping the placebo and only taking the active pills, after the third pack take the placebo and you should get your period that week, then you can repeat another 3 cycles etc., or you can try seasonique which is formulated to have your period every 3 months. Take care. ...Read more
95-99%: Depending on the pill type, most oral contraceptives are effective in the high 90's percentages. However, it also depends on compliance by the user - miss doses and efficacy quickly drops. While 99% sounds pretty good, that still means about 1 pregnancy in 100 women per year, and if you are that 1 pregnancy, you may not be very happy. The only 100% effective form of birth control is abstinence. ...Read more
That depends on what: You are switching to or from. Sorry, can't provide generic info. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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