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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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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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Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

NO: Birth control pills do cause some changes in the results of thyroid tests for women taking birth control pills, but they do not cause hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can loseasonique birth control pills cause itching?

Can loseasonique birth control pills cause itching?

Itch with BCs: Yes. Please give much more information on your condition so we can help you. Meanwhile report the itching to your doctor so you can receive advice immediately. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause migrains?

Can birth control pills cause migrains?

Possibly: Changing hormone levels are capable of causing headaches in susceptible individuals. So this is a possibility, depending on your individual metabolism. Contact your prescriber or pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause abortions?

Do birth control pills cause abortions?

No: Birth control pills work by keeping you from ovulating, not by aborting a conceived baby. ...Read more

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Can the progestin birth control pill cause GI symptoms?

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Can the progestin birth control pill cause GI symptoms?

Maybe: Some women may experience mild nausea but usually is not a major issue. ...Read more

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Can Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Can Kariva birth control pills cause breast growth?

Yes: According to the emedtv (http://std.Emedtv.Com/kariva/side-effects-of-kariva.Html) Kariva estrogen based bcps can lead to breast lumps. This is not a uniform enlargement and can be misleading in mammograms and self-exam efforts, raising the possibility of a malignant growth. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause hair thinning?

They can: Some patients do experience hair falling out on the pill. Interestingly, some patients feel that their hair gets fuller and thicker. ...Read more

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Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization. ...Read more

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Will taking birth control cause vision problems?

Will taking birth control  cause vision problems?

Unlikely, but...: If you have vision problems after starting birth control pills, you need to stop the pills immediately and see an eye doctor. Rarely, birth control pills can lead to a stroke which can cause vision problems. This is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Can birth control pills cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...Read more

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Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea? .

Does stopping birth control cause amenorrhea? Can stopping birth control altogether be the cause of my amenorrhea?

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It can: Stopping oral contraceptives can cause amenorrhea in some women. It's usually of a short duration in most women, but can be persistent and even permanent. If it last more than several months, contact your gyn. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause breast enlargement?

Can birth control pills cause breast enlargement?

Some can: The hormones in certain oral contraceptives can indeed increase breast size in some individuals. No real way to know ahead of time if you are going to be one of the people that this happens to. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause absent periods?

Yes: Your periods on the birth control pill are artificially brought on by discontinuing the pill for a short time each month. If there is little build up of the lining of your uterus the rest of the month, there will be little or no bleeding. This is more likely to happen when you have been on the pill for a while. No bleeding does not mean things are "backing up". ...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


Estrogen (Definition)

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