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Does the contraceptive pill cause damage to the liver?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

rarely birth control pills can benign liver tumors and can worsen liver function.

In brief: Rarely

rarely birth control pills can benign liver tumors and can worsen liver function.
Dr. Dale Kristle
Dr. Dale Kristle
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Potentially

Bcps are metabolized by the liver, thus can affect liver function and chemistries.
. Not to be taken by women with a history of liver disease. May increase risk for certain benign and malignant liver tumors. There are other potential risks. Overall, lower doses than before, and thus safer. Weigh the benefits vs. Risks; discuss with your doc.

In brief: Potentially

Bcps are metabolized by the liver, thus can affect liver function and chemistries.
. Not to be taken by women with a history of liver disease. May increase risk for certain benign and malignant liver tumors. There are other potential risks. Overall, lower doses than before, and thus safer. Weigh the benefits vs. Risks; discuss with your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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