Do Birth Control Pills Help or Hurt Fibroids?

Find out about what current research has to say about the affect of birth control pills on fibroids.

The answer to this question is unknown. Research has shown that there may be an association between birth control pills, or BC, and fibroids; however, this link has yet to be proven. There is no real evidence that demonstrates  the effectiveness of BC pill treatment for fibroids. Some women use BC as a method to minimize or control the bleeding that is associated with fibroids.  This is thought to be due to the idea that the use of low dose birth control pills may decrease hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle, which may in turn decrease their stimulatory effect on fibroid growth. At any rate, taking these pills will not alleviate the prolonged bleeding associated with fibroids.

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