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Doctor insights on: Does Oral Contraceptive Use Cause Cholelithiasis

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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

Using Oral Contraceptives (Definition)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against ...Read more


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I want to start oral contraceptives. I am 21. Which is the safest oral contraceptive, i.E. Causes least side effects and is very effective?

I want to start oral contraceptives. I am 21. Which is the safest oral contraceptive, i.E. Causes least side effects and is very effective?

See a Provider: We are lucky that there are so many oral contraceptives to choose from. There are ones that give light flows, and reduced frequency of flows. Since you have so many options, you should spend some time exploring them with your provider. Low dose pills are popular and can protect you against cysts, cancer and of course , unwanted pregnancy and painful periods. ...Read more

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Does the oral contraceptive Lutera cause weight gain?

Does  the oral contraceptive Lutera cause weight gain?

Not really: When a women starts a new BCPS, there may be some initial wight gain, but it usually comes right off. There is no evidence that BCPs cause sustained weight gain. ...Read more

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I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?

Why?: Why would you take just one oral contraceptive pill? A single pill should not cause your period to be late unless you are talking about an emergency contraceptive which can alter your cycle but there is no reason to use emergency contraception if you aren't having sex. ...Read more

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Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?

Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?

See below: Fortunately, Levetiracetam is not metabolized through the liver, and is unlikely to interact with your ocp's. So far, there is very little to suggest long-term chronic issues on your med, and so i find no reason to have concerns regarding your future. ...Read more

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Can the oral contraceptive pill cause iron overloading? And if so, should it be stopped (my doctor has ruled out hemochromatosis)?

Possibly: Women who use oral contraceptives have higher blood iron levels than women who do not. It is thought that this may be due to the decrease in menstrual bleeding that is associated the the pills. However, there is no clear data that this causes iron overload/disease in the liver. ...Read more

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She take oral contraceptive since 5years and also she take omeprazol frequently. now she have diarrhea of blood and ecchymosis did contraceptive cause?

She take oral contraceptive since 5years and also she take omeprazol frequently. now she have diarrhea of blood and ecchymosis did contraceptive cause?

No: Oral contraceptives are not known to cause bloody diarrhea. Blood in the stool should always be evaluated. This would be a good reason to have her see her primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptive doesn't cause weight gain, lower libido and have no spotting? Im getting married in 4mo and dont have time for these effects

Which oral contraceptive doesn't cause weight gain, lower libido and have no spotting? Im getting  married in 4mo and dont have time for these effects

Oral Contraceptives: All of them. They don't have to have these effects on anyone. I have women on almost every contraceptive you can name that love the one they are on and just as many who hated the exact one. You need to visit with your family doctor or gynecologist and discuss the risks and benefits and decide which one is for you. No one has time for side effects. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more

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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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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