Birth Control Pills Fibroids

Endometriosis Part 36 -symptoms and Risks of the Oral Contraceptive Pills

As we mentioned in previous articles during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues grow somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss symptoms and risks of the Pill.

Even though the Pill have its powerful effects in treating endometriosis, but it also creates many symptoms and risks for women with endometriosis.

1. Blood clots
All hormonal methods of birth control pose a threat to normal blood flow.The oral contraceptive combination pill is no exception, it increases the risk of of blood clots in your legs or on the lung caused by estrogen in the pill that makes your blood thicker in the veins.

2. Stroke
Woman who take the oral contraceptive combination pill increases the risk of stroke caused by blockage of blood flow to the brain as resulting of estrogen in the pill that reduces the oxygen transportation as the blood getting thicker.

3. Heart disease
Similar to the stroke, as our blood get thicker, our heart has to pump harder to provide oxygen for our body cells needed causing hypertension. If our heart has to work that hard for a prolong period of time because of long term use of birth control pill, it will be damaged causing heart disease.

4. Skin pigment
Some woman may experience increasing of pigmentation of skin that shows up in patchy and light brown area caused by estrogen in the pill.

5. Mood swing
Some women may experience mood swing while taking the pill, it is caused by significant changes in your hormone levels affecting the chemicals that regulate mood such as level of estrogen and progesterone in the pill.

6. Bleeding and spotting
Bleeding and spotting when you are not scheduled to bleed and spotting, are very common in the first 6 months of continuous birth control pill use, because your body has to take time to adjust to the change of hormone level caused by intake of the Pill. The longer you take the continuous pills the less bleeding and spotting will happen.

7. Infertility
Some women after coming off the birth control pill and hope to get pregnant, they may be disappointed. Not only the effects of birth control pill may be needed sometime to wire off, our body may never be able to adjust causing lost of period permanently.

8. Increase the size of fibroids
Oral contraceptive combination pill contains estrogen that promote the growth of fibroids. If you have fibroids and you want take the oral contraceptive pill, you should talk to your doctor first.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    can estrogen in birth control pills cause fibroids?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no conclusive evidence that the pill either helps the development or prevents fibroids. It can however help with the irregular and/or heavy bleeding that is associated with uterine fibroids. The birth control pill does NOT contribute to the increase in size of the fibroids already in existence.

    any females out there used birth control pills to treat fibroids that caused excessive bleeding.?

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with fibroids in 2002 and was told that eventually it could lead to a hysterectomy however the doctor who did my ultrasound told me to leave it alone and wait because while certain women have severe symptoms others don’t even know that they have fibroids. The heavy bleeding will reduce and the fibroids will shrink the closer you get to menopause. I am 43, my periods are now normal and the clots have reduced. If my family doctor had his way, I would of had everything taken out and on HRT for the rest of my life. I was never told to go on birth control. The only person who was upfront was the ultrasound doctor who turned out to be right. If this sounds familiar, give yourself time and see what happens. Don’t rush into anything. Good luck.

    Does birth control pills effect the size of fibroids?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it could, specially estrogens.

    Is there a hormonal alternative to birth control?
    (Using Husband’s account) I have been on birth control ever since my period first started as a teen, which also started a bit late, to control a hormone imbalance. I have recently moved to a higher medication due to fibroids. However, for the first time my husband has expressed interest in possibly having a child. Does anyone happen to know if there is a treatment or pill that would deliver the same amount of hormones as the birth control pills without affecting fertility?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sorry, such a pill doesn’t exist. Bottom line is, if you’re taking enough hormones to treat a hormone imbalance, then you’re taking enough to affect fertility.

    What birth control pill would be the best?
    i have fibroids, and cant have any form of estrogen– what birth control doesnt contain estrogen?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want a pill the only one is Camilla, or you can try other options. There is Depo Provera (the shot) Mirena (IUD) the copper IUD (no hormones) or Implanon (the Implant)

      I’m on Implanon and it works well for me! I was also on Depo Provera for 2 1/2 years but I didin’t like going to the doctor every 3 months.

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