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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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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Do birth control pills help with acne?

Do birth control pills help with acne?

Often times they can: You need a work up of the acne, at your age you should usually not be having that problem, more common in younger pts, you need blood work to check testosterone nad dheas levels and other tests, but teh pill can bind much if the free circulkating testosterone so it doesn't egt to teh skin to help cause acne and at your age u should be on loloestrin the lowest dose pill 10 mcg estrogen- safer. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills help with acne?

How do birth control pills help with acne?

Multiple ways: Research shows that these pills can clear acne by slowing down overactive oil glands in the skin. Sometimes, bc pills are used along with a drug called spironolactone to treat acne in adult females. This medication lowers levels of the hormone androgen in the body. Androgen stimulates skin's oil glands. Additionally, the estrogen helps bind testosterone and decrease its effect on the skin/glands. ...Read more

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Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

YES YES YES: Over time, this is a very effective way to clear acne, control heavy cycles, prevent ovulation or cyst pain, eliminate PMS (or PMDD), even decrease risks of ovarian cancer if taken over 5 years, and oh yeah...... Prevents pregnancy!! Definitely consider it and good luck. ...Read more

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Is taking reclipsen/desogen birth control good to treat acne?

Is taking reclipsen/desogen birth control good to treat acne?

Yes: Birth control use is effective at reducing and in some cases eliminating acne. Desogestryl, the progestin component in your pill is one of the preferred, low androgenic drugs that one would see the best response with. Using it continuously without breaks or cycles is the most effective mode of treatment. ...Read more

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Could birth control really help acne?

Could birth control really help acne?

Yes: The oral contraceptive pill, if it's right for a lady, often clears her. Remember that acne's a chronic disease that eventually self-cures and needs to be managed until that happens. ...Read more

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Can using generic birth control cause acne?

Can using generic birth control cause acne?

Not likely: Most combine birth control pills (containing both an estrogen and a progestin) improve acne for most women. Some hormonal birth control options (progestin-only options like the shot, the implant, and occasionally, the hormonal iud) can make acne worse. General drugs are chemically the same as brand names, and thus are no more or less likely to cause acne. ...Read more

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What can make birth control pills ineffective?

What can make birth control pills ineffective?

Certain meds: Like antibiotics for one if u are on an antibiotic u should use backup that month, other meds u would have to check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Yes.: It's a possible side effect of the progestin component of the pill, in this case, it's the norethindrone. Birth control medication containing progestins have this possible side effect because of the androgenic properties of this component. ...Read more

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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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Can using birth control help clear your acne?

Can using birth control help clear your acne?

Definitely: There are several oral birth control pills that have been proven to be very effective for acne. Ortho-tryclen is one of the best for this, and is now quite inexpensive. Especially if your acne worsens around your periods, this can be a really good option for you. ...Read more

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Does aviane birth control help get rid of acne?

Does aviane birth control help get rid of acne?

try this first: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...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

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. Sandra Eleczko
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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