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Doctor insights on: Does Birth Control Have Any Affect On My Lungs

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Does birth control have any affect on my lungs?

Does birth control have any affect on my lungs?

Usually not: Any person taking estrogen (a common hormone in birth control pills) has a small risk for developing a clot in the leg or lung (pulmonary embolism). Other than that event, which is generally not subtle, the pill does not directly damage the lung. If you have concerning symptoms, call your physician. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I was on mircette but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

I was on mircette but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

NOT RECOMMENDED: All hormonal forms of birth control carry risks, especially concerning one is blood clot which unfortunate you got it. Thus, you have a high tendency of getting blood clot and so not recommended. If you smoke, this could be contributing. Iud such as paragard will likely serve you well, or Mirena which has not been shown to have significant blood clotting risk. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Yes: birth control pills (or oral contraceptives) are combinations usually of an estrogen and a Progesterone product, often both synthetic or semi-synthetic. Smoking does not specifically effect the effectiveness of the pill per se, but there are vastly greater risk to the woman who smokes and uses OCPs of getting blood clots - in the lower legs which can travel to the lungs and be fatal. ...Read more

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Could cold tablets affect birth control?

Could cold tablets affect birth control?

Would not: Anticipate that most cold medications would effect oral contraceptives. However, the infection being treated might cause delay in menstrual period. ...Read more

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Affects of birth control shot?

Affects of birth control shot?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...Read more

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I took my birth control half an hour late. How will this affect me? Will its usual effects change?

I took my birth control half an hour late. How will this affect me? Will its usual effects change?

No difference: There is no difference between taking a birth control pill on time, or half an hour early, or half an hour late. Remember, birth control pills prevent pregnancy but do not prevent infectious germs such as those that cause chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, etc... ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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