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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

NO: Birth control pills do cause some changes in the results of thyroid tests for women taking birth control pills, but they do not cause hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?

I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?

No problem: Taking levothyroxine should not affect your birth control pill or its efficacy. However, people on oral contraceptives typically need a higher dose of thyroid hormone to keep the thyroid level normal, compared to when off the medication. ...Read more

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Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

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. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.

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

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If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?

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

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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

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

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Are all birth control pills the same?

Are all birth control pills the same?

No: Different pills have different doses of estrogen/progesterone. Your doctor may choose the type that best suits you and may also help with additional symptoms that you may be experiencinge.g. Acne excessive hair growth etc. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control pills?

How effective is birth control pills?

BCP: Birth control pills if they are used as prescribed are 99% effective with perfect use and 92% effective with typical use. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills?

What are the best birth control pills?

No 1 best pill.: Discuss with your provider to determine which would best meet your needs. Take care. ...Read more

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How effective are birth control pills?

How effective are birth control pills?

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

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What if a man took birth control pills?

Not recommended: There is no reason for a man to take oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Could you explain birth control pills to me?

Supress LH FSH Pit: Shut off stimulation of ovaries to make hormones (estradiol mainly) ...Read more

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I want to take birth control pills, is this okay?

You will: Ahve to speak with your dr about this as you will need an evaluation and counseling on the use, isks and benefits. ...Read more

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What to expect when switching birth control pills?

That depends on what: You are switching to or from. Sorry, can't provide generic info. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more