Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly. If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy.

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Is having excess birth control pill bad for health?

Excess? You need to explain what you mean by excess? Take too many at a time or too many kinds of pills or for too long. Can't answer your question without more info please :) Read more...
Not sure. Unsure what you mean by excess pill? Pills come in pack,one for each day and then perhaps one week off or one pill each day, every day. Did you miss a pill or two and try to catch up? Did you take extra pills for some reason? Can you please repost so I can try and answer your question. Sorry. Dr R. Read more...

Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Hypersensitivity. Some women are very sensitive to Progesterone of any type. They may experience hair thinning and acne. Sometimes depression. The anyway to tell is by taking the medication. Fortunately these are all reversible. Read more...

What is good and bad about the birth control pill?

SIDE EFFECTS/CONTRAC. Bad----side effects like weight gain, painful breast tenderness, nausea;vomoting, dizziness, headache, abdomonal pain, mood swings, irregular menstrual bleeding, depression, acne, decreased sex drive and increase in migraine frequency uncommon side effects are blood clots, high blood pressure, blurred vision, severe headache, heart attack , shortness of breath, stroke good-contraceptio(pregnancy prevention). Read more...

Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?

Take it Now. If you are late taking just 1 pill, it may not give you much trouble. Some women will experience breakthrough bleeding which is irregular bleeding in this cycle. It will definitely reduce your birth control efficacy. I always advise patients to use another form of birth control if they miss a pill. do not think in general they pose significant health issues. Read more...

I take birth control pill after each intercourse. Sometimes it's more than one at a day. Is it bad for health?

Yes. Birth control pills are not intended to be taken this way. They should be taken once daily, around the same time each day, or as recommended by the prescribing physician. Excessive hormonal loads are not good for your body. Read more...
Contraception. It would be better to use some consistent form of contraception so that your hormones are more consistent. Condoms also prevent sexually transmitted disease. Read more...