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Can you smoke while on birth control at 25?

Can you smoke while on birth control at 25?

Strongly NOT advised: Smoking greatly increases the risk of blood clots/deep vein thrombosis & is therefore highly advised against by all contraceptive makers as well as the medical community. ...Read more

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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What is best birth control for women over age 30 who smoke?

What is best birth control for women over age 30 who smoke?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or smoking status, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke while taking birth control. Can that cause cancer?

What happens if you smoke while taking birth control. Can that cause cancer?

Bad things: Smoking while on birth control pills can cause deep vein thrombosis-blood clots usually found in leg veins. These can break off and go to the lungs-pulmonary embolism-and be deadly. If you are concerned with cancer, i recommend you seek help with smoking cessation. Tobacco is responsible for many types of cancer and other terrible diseases. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i still smoke while taking apri birth control ?

Please tell me, could i still smoke while taking apri birth control ?

Hormones & smoking: Smoking in of itself is hazardous to your health with its' well known risks, but when combined with estrogen and other hormones the risk increases. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

No: Combining oral contraceptive pills and tobacco use, especially if age is 35 or greater, is not safe. Women need to stop smoking for their own sake and that of their children, present or future. There are many expert answers on tobacco cessation on the site; simply search for them and let me know if we can help support your efforts. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Marijuana: No. It does not change the efficacy of birth control as long as you are taking the birth control correctly. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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