Does birth control affect my risk for anemia?

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

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Does birth control affect my anemia?

What is the cause? What is the cause of anemia? If anemia is caused by heavy, irregular period due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding - then oral birth control pill is actually something that can be tried by your gyne to regulate or stop the bleeding so that your anemia will not get worse. Otherwise, if anemia is caused by other cause-birth control pill will not affect your anemia significantly. Read more...

Is it safe to take iron pills (for anemia) along with birth control pills?

Yes. That sounds fine. A woman may take normal amounts of vitamin supplements, iron supplements, or omega-3 fish oil supplements... along with her birth control pills. Her doctor would be best able to recommend which supplements are beneficial. Read more...

Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

No pill. Has been shown conclusively to cause weight gain, although many choose to believe it. No birth control pills have an absolutely consistent side effect profile either. All birth control pill choices basically come down to 'try it and see.'. Read more...