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Do Birth Control Pills Cause White Spots On The Skin
Not related: Birth control pills will not cause white spots on the nipples. Any change on the nipple should be followed by an examination from your doctor. ...Read more
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
Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
What causes women to spot while on birth control pills? Is it that the body is "trying" to have a period? Can anything be done to reduce or prevent it
Spotting on bcp's: "Spotting" is caused by a decrease in estrogen, and irregular times of taking the low dose pills now being used will result in spotting. To prevent this, a definite time in the evening of taking the pill will prevent this, but in some cases, the pill dose will need a small increase. If this occurs, changing the pill may prevent "spotting". ...Read more
What causes skin on upper lip to darken with exposure to sun? Not taking birth control pills or hormones. Still have ovaries.38 years old. Periods reg.
Melasma: No one really seems to know what causes melasma. It seems to be a combination of the sun, hormones and a predisposition. You should see a dermatologist. It can be treated with prescription bleaching creams and certain sunscreens. Treatment takes months and is not always successful. ...Read more
Don't know: I cannot think of any particular white spots caused by birth control pills or sun exposure. Fungal infection spots don't tan and stay lighter than the surrounding skin, but they are not "benign" and need to be treated. You need to be seen to make sure there is nothing going on that needs to be treated. ...Read more
I know it is normal to spot on extended cycle birth control pills, but I am now on day 11 of bleeding is this still considered normal?
I've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?
I had an abortion 11/30 and started birth control pills 12/7. haven't gotten a period yet. I bled for two weeks + after the abortion and still spot?
Call your dr: The doctor who prescribed these pill should be available to you. Where are you in the pack of pills? Have you finished one pack? ...Read more
Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc. Thanks
Yes: Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons (nothing is entirely without risks or side effects), and they can prescribe for you if you decide this is right for you. If hormones aren't the right answer, there are other options for treating acne, unstable mood, cramps and other symptoms often relieved by birth control. ...Read more
Biotin: You can, but I am concerned about the dose of biotin (which is a B vitamin) in this med. Its huge... about 2500 mcg. The recommended daily dose is 25-40 mcg. Generally speaking, if you are eating well and including e't need to waste your money on the gummies. ...Read more
Does kojic acid lotion really works to light skiin? My skin got pigmentation because of taking birth control pills
Teenage girl. Never had oily skin, now whole face is oily. Will this ever get better/get back to normal skin? Would birth control pills reduce oil
Possibly: It will reduce the oiliness indirectly by reducing the amount of sebum produced by the skin. As we go through our teens the amount of sebum produced increases. Only 3 brands of birth control have been approved by the FDA to treat acne however, so this does not apply to all BCPs, and if you don't have an acne issue and are not seeking birth control there are better ways to control oily skin. ...Read more
Does taking birth control pills help clear up your skin...Especially acne of the face? I'm currently on a low hormone birth control?
Yes: Birth control pills will increase a protein in your blood wich wil bind up the free testosterone in your blood. This decrease in free testosterone decreases acne. Certain pills also contain the abillity to block the conversion of testosterone to its active form in the skin further enhancing the anti-acne effects. ...Read more
Does the hair skin and nails dietary supplement from It Works affect birth control pills? My pharmacist said no, but I still wanted to ask you all.
Dietary supplements: As with all dietary supplements, the ingredients listed are not evaluated or confirmed by the FDA (food and drug administration) for amount or quality. Prior to starting any new medication, even if over-the-counter or "natural", you should consult with your physician. This is especially true when you take other medications, like birth control, which may not be as effective because of supplements. ...Read more
I started taking fish oil, biotin for skin/hair&nails, a women's daily vitamin, and birth control pills and now I'm breaking outreally bad. Why? Is this forever?
The pill or oil:
Either the fish oil or the pill could be contributing to your break outs. The pill changes your natural hormone balance so that you may become more testosterone dominant. And some people react to omegas plus hormones by breaking out.
I would not stop the omegas altogether but try changing your dose. Or adding lecithin to help your body absorb it. ...Read more
Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol). My question - aren't birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?
Ideally,: Ideally, birth control pills do help to improve the symptoms of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) and can help with hormone associated acne. If you are on a pill that is not helping with these problems, talk to your doctor about a switch to another type. Sometimes it can take a little "trial and error" to find the pill that works best for you. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Ocps induce a pseudo-pregnant state. That is how they work. ...Read more
Usually Progestrone: Birth control pills differ in their dosages and types of Estrogens and progesterone. More women have depression from progesterone. However some get it from some of the different types of estrogens. A good rule of thumb is to try the lowest dose pill with the least Progesterone first. ...Read more
Possible: The pill may initially make the cycles a little longer and appear heavier and over time should decrease both the flow and volume of the cycles. ...Read more
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
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