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Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then i suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more
Why are they saying Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause more blood clots?
A small risk: Birth control pills contain an estrogen, which is almost universally the same regardless of brand, and a progestagen which varies with the brand. Different progetagens have different risks of causing blood clots, apparenly higher in the case of the progestagen in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). The risks and absolute differences are very small. Consider the difference between 1 in 10, 000 and 2 in 10, 000 for example. ...Read more
Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?
Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Depends on how much estrogen, the higher the estrogen the more chance it can enlarge the breats but it can also cause other non desirable effects , you should not be taking bc pills to enlatrge the breast, and at your age the lower the estrogen dose the safer, the lowest combo pill is loloestrin , only 10 mcg estrogen- safer for women in their 40s less chance blood clot , ht attack, stroke. ...Read more
Probably : Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more
Both might interact: From webmd:"some birth control pills contain estrogen. Fennel might have some of the same effects as estrogen. But fennel isn't as strong as the estrogen in birth control pills. Taking fennel along with birth control pills might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.If you take birth control pills along with fennel, use an additional form of birth control such as a condom." see comment:. ...Read more
Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?
Is Mirenas (levonorgestrel) efficacy decreased by other meds and supplements like birth control pills?
Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause you to have some nipple discharge?
True that mirena hormones are released locally, v. OC pills are released generally, so mirena safer w/regard to cancer risk associated with OC pills?
That is not the purp: Purpose of that pill , it could possibly make them larger or not but at your age you should be on a lowest dose pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more