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Does birth control affect my risk for anemia?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Usually decreases because helps to regulate heavy cycles, though occasional Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and others can cause persistent bleeding.

In brief: Maybe

Usually decreases because helps to regulate heavy cycles, though occasional Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and others can cause persistent bleeding.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: YES--it lowers it

Women who take birth control pills typically have lighter and shorter periods, and thus less blood loss with periods.
This results in a lower risk of anemia.

In brief: YES--it lowers it

Women who take birth control pills typically have lighter and shorter periods, and thus less blood loss with periods.
This results in a lower risk of anemia.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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