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Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. The prevention of pregnancy (which itself has many risks) can be considered to balance this risk, and the pill also has long-term benefits in decreasing the risk of a number of female cancers. ...Read more

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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


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Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Birth control: Most birth control pills contain the same type of estrogen component which is ethinyl estradiol. There no evidence that i know of that a different form of estrogen will lower the chance of weight gain. ...Read more

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If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?

If the baby blues are caused by dropping levels of estrogen and progesterone, then would birth control pills help?

Usually not: We don't have a good exp[aination for why, but hormone products usually don't help. I would discuss your symptoms with your family doctor fir the best intervention. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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14, on low estrogen pill birth control, have my period when i shouldn't. Bad history of period problems in family. Is this normal?

Not normal on BCP: It is not normal to have irregular periods when you are on birth control pills.You should see your gynecologist and discuss with him/her and may need to change your pill if you have been taking as recommended. ...Read more

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Does birth control pill Clarissa have estrogen if so does it put my at risk of any heart problems?

Does birth control pill Clarissa have estrogen if so does it put my at risk of any heart problems?

Huh?: Dr. Google cannot find any birth control pill named "Clarissa". Nor can Epocrates, an extensive professional pharmaceutical database. Are you sure you're spelling it correctly? In general, all birth control pills have estrogen and all have a small increased risk of clots including heart disease. The risk is higher in women who smoke or/and who have high blood pressure, or are older (not you). ...Read more

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Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

PROGESTERONE ONLY OC: Yes it may happen because the body could metabolize the progestin in the birth control pills into an androgen, a male like hormone, which in turn can show the symptoms u mention. ...Read more

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Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

From what I can: gather in the literature, OC's can affect the thyroid,but I'm not sure it can cause frank hypothyroidism.. I would talk to an Endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more