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I took two birth control pills and I now have white spots on my nipples, normal?

I took two birth control pills and I now have white spots on my nipples, normal?

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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?

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?

Can happen: These can happen with all birth control pills, you may switch to a non-hormone method, or at least, a low hormone method (iuds, implants, mini-pills, etc.). ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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Are white spots on your skin from sun exposure and birth control harmful?

Are white spots on your skin from sun exposure and birth control harmful?

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

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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've been on continuous birth control pills for almost two years. To 'treat' endometriosis. Is it normal to randomly spot/ have breakthrough bleeding?

Ans: Yes it is. The birth control alters the hormones. The uterine wall still needs to thin. But no ovulation. So you can get a full period or spotty blessing on and off ...Read more

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Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc. Thanks

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

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Can I take Nature's Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies while on birth control pills?

Can I take Nature's Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies while on birth control pills?

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

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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

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

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Does taking birth control pills help clear up your skin...Especially acne of the face? I'm currently on a low hormone birth control?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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. Ana Adelstein
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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