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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Does birth control cause cancer?

Does birth control cause cancer?

Possibly: Studies have shown that the use of birth control pills may increase the risk of developing breast and cervical cancer, but may actually decrease the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. ...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 Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Yes: According to the emedtv (http://std.Emedtv.Com/kariva/side-effects-of-kariva.Html) Kariva estrogen based bcps can lead to breast lumps. This is not a uniform enlargement and can be misleading in mammograms and self-exam efforts, raising the possibility of a malignant growth. ...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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How do birth control pills affect your risk of breast cancer?

How do birth control pills affect your risk of breast cancer?

Depends: You are thought to have a slight increased risk if you use the pill for over 10 years, although, some studies show that people who use birth control pills and develop breast cancer have a less aggressive form. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause hair thinning?

They can: Some patients do experience hair falling out on the pill. Interestingly, some patients feel that their hair gets fuller and thicker. ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Because they do not.: There is no evidence that birth control pills cause cancer - the opposite is true; they prevent ovarian cancer on long-term use. ...Read more

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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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What birth control pills don't cause breast enlargement?

Progesterone only: Birth control pills that only contain progesterone derivatives are least likely to cause breast enlargement, because the estrogen that stimulates breast tissue is missing. ...Read more

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Does birth control cause breast cancer?

Does birth control cause breast cancer?

Slightly: A 1996 analysis of more than 50 studies worldwide by the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Ca found women who were current/recent users of birth control pills had a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who had never used the pill. The risk was highest for women starting oral contraceptives as teenagers. However, the risk was gone 10 years after stopping. ...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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Birth control pills do affect periods?

Yes: Birth control pills often make periods lighter and shorter. They also decrease your risk of ovarian cancer by 50% if taken for 5 years and decrease your risk of uterine cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can all birth control pills prevent pregnancy?

Yes: All birth control pills prevent pregnancy. They are an effective form of birth control as long as you take the pills each day. They can also help your periods to be lighter and less painful, and can decrease 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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