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Can bacterial vaginosis occur from birth control pills?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Kind of, yes!

They suppress the body's fluctuation of hormones and the newer, low doses of estrogen and Progesterone in pills don't reach concentrations high enough to compensate for this vaginal dryness. The liver (while metabolizing ocp) can produce binding proteins that decrease hormone levels. Overall, i recommend ocps and we treat the dryness. Try nuvaring?

In brief: Kind of, yes!

They suppress the body's fluctuation of hormones and the newer, low doses of estrogen and Progesterone in pills don't reach concentrations high enough to compensate for this vaginal dryness. The liver (while metabolizing ocp) can produce binding proteins that decrease hormone levels. Overall, i recommend ocps and we treat the dryness. Try nuvaring?
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