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Can birth control pills cause migrains?

Can birth control pills cause migrains?

Possibly: Changing hormone levels are capable of causing headaches in susceptible individuals. So this is a possibility, depending on your individual metabolism. Contact your prescriber or pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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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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Can loseasonique birth control pills cause itching?

Can loseasonique birth control pills cause itching?

Itch with BCs: Yes. Please give much more information on your condition so we can help you. Meanwhile report the itching to your doctor so you can receive advice immediately. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...Read more

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Can ortho-cept birth control cause cramps?

Potentially: I am thinking of leg cramps, though. Menstrual cramps should improve on birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can the progestin birth control pill cause GI symptoms?

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Can the progestin birth control pill cause GI symptoms?

Maybe: Some women may experience mild nausea but usually is not a major issue. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause stomach hardness?

Can birth control pills cause stomach hardness?

Birth control pills: Birth control pils can irritate the lining of the uterus and cause pain and bloat causing a hard stomach ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause abortions?

Do birth control pills cause abortions?

No: Birth control pills work by keeping you from ovulating, not by aborting a conceived baby. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill doesn't cause nausea?

Which birth control pill doesn't cause nausea?

Lowest dose: One with 10mcg of Estradiol would be expected to have the lowest rate of nausea, but nausea is a recognized side effect of oral contraceptive use with any/all doses/formulations. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Generally not: Medications can affect people in different ways. I'm not aware of this being a common side affect. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Can birth control pills cause subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Not that we're aware: Birth control pills are more commonly linked to clotting problems than blood thinning problems. Subconjunctival hemorrhages can occur in anybody, but occur more commonly in people on aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) and other blood thinning medications. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause depression to become worse?

Can birth control pills cause depression to become worse?

Yes: Most BCP's are well- tolerated. However, sometimes depression symptoms can worsen while on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing. It may be necessary to make a change. ...Read more

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Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. The prevention of pregnancy (which itself has many risks) can be considered to balance this risk, and the pill also has long-term benefits in decreasing the risk of a number of female cancers. ...Read more

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Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea? .

Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control.  Can this cause my recent amenorrhea?

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Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pill (like lybrel) - then absolutely. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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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