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Do Birth Control Pills Prevent Future Ovarian Cysts From Occurring
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
What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?
No, but: Taking birth control pills is pretty good at suppressing (or preventing) formation of large ovarian cysts. When you stop taking pills your body begins to produce eggs and ovulate again, and so cysts will form (but its what your ovaries are supposed to be doing, just not supposed to be making very large ones). ...Read more
Yes can contribute: Certain women (about 1/3) have a pattern of seizures related to their menstrual cycle called catamenial epilepsy. Designated based on the time of the cycle, it is related to the dynamic changes of estrogen and progesterone. I would advise that you keep track of your cycle and the seizures to see if there is any association. Then present this info to your neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can omega3 pills cause failing birth control pills(qlaira),and breaktrough bleeding?
Never missed any of bcp
No,fish oil: does not interact with birth control pills. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not necessarily: The pill mimics the bodies own hormones and fools the ovaries into thinking you are already pregnant.This stops egg release and preserves them for later use.Some women will have trouble conceiving regardless and first find out after being on the pill for a while, but the would have had problems anyway.It is a convenient excuse but doesn't follow the science. ...Read more
Yes: Birth control pills prevent ovarian and endometrial cancers. Cervical cancer is increased due to most pill users do not use condoms and are more at risk for hpv infection which can cause cervical cancer. There is a small increase in breast cancer with more than 10 years use, but these patients tend to have a much less aggressive form o breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: If you have the normal follicular / physiologic ovarian cysts that occur for every woman during every cycle, then yes the pill will usually suppress the ovaries and the cysts will usually lessen with time. ...Read more
I'm taking birth control pills DAILY to prevent ovarian cysts, causes regular spotting. Is it safe to have unprotected sex w/ my partner?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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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