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Can taking birth control pills help a hormone imbalance?

Can taking birth control pills help a hormone imbalance?

It won't fix it: It will help to shed the uterine lining and may help with some things like unwanted male- type hair growth... But it won't fix the underlying imbalance. It's critical to have a diagnosis before simply taking a birth control pill. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot. ...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 birth control pills cause fatty liver? Help please?

Can birth control pills cause fatty liver? Help please?

Possible: Farty liver is a rare risk of BCPs. If you have fatty liver, you should not be taking OCPs. You need to discuss this with your PCP and GYN. ...Read more

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Will birth control help with fertility issues?

Will birth control help with fertility issues?

No: Birth control will prevent you from getting pregnant while you are taking it. Birth control does not increase your fertility later on if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Help please! could diet pills affect birth control?

Help please! could diet pills affect birth control?

Diet pills: There is little need for diet pills. There is need for a good diet and also for exercise. Weight loss should not be done at breakneck speed - 1/2 to 1 lb a week is enough for most folks. Those who lose weight quickly tend to gain it back quickly - not all but many! Please go on-line to :NuVal" and find out what foods are good, not so good, or bad! ...Read more

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Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some of the symptoms related to peri menopause . There are other helpful remedies that your obgyn can discuss with you. I would not assume that "sadness" is solely the result of peri menopause , there could be other reasons. ...Read more

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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills help acne?

Can birth control pills help acne?

Yes, some do: Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more

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Can I take digestive enzymes with birth control pill?

Can I take digestive enzymes with birth control pill?

Yes: Digestive enzymes are used to replace those that are normally produced by the body. So they will not interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can taking a break from birth control pills improve mood?

Can taking a break from birth control pills improve mood?

Possibly: Or it might get worse. Mood effects from the different pills vary considerably, from no effect to intolerable. If you feel your mood has worsened since you started the pill it would be reasonable to stop it for a month or two or try a different pill to see how you react. ...Read more

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Can anything besides birth control pills regulate a period?

Can anything besides birth control pills regulate a period?

Best option: The most effective way to regulate the menstrual cycles is birth control pills - and that doesn't always work. ...Read more

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Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

St Johns wort: The most notorious supplement/health food store drug that interacts with birth control is st. Johns wort--taken for depression. Other interactions haven't been well prescribed, but it's still possible that there could be interactions. Talk with your doctor about which supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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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


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