Does taking birth control cause ovarian cysts?

Answer Birth control does not cause the formation of ovarian cysts, but rather prevents them from forming in many cases. Harmless cysts known as "functional cysts" can be prevented using birth control. An... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Does taking birth control cause ovarian cysts

Can regularly taking birth control pills in early pregnancy cause damage?

Answer There is no research to suggest that taking birth control pills while pregnant has any effect on the developing baby.

Does taking vitamins affect birth control?

On One Hand: Effect of Vitamins on Birth ControlVitamins do not reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. They do interfere, though, but only in a sense that taking vitamins while on birt... Read More »

Does taking birth control make you gain weight?

On One Hand: Patients Report ItWomen often do report weight gain after they start using hormonal contraceptives for birth control, and it is one of the most common reasons for patients to stop taki... Read More »

For how long does taking an antibiotic affect birth control?

According to Planned Parenthood, only one type of antibiotic interferes with birth control pills: rifampin. Rifampin is used to treat tuberculosis, not common infections, so it's likely that your b... Read More »