There have been so many facts and myths about birth control and what it does to the body since the beginning of time. With so many new variations of birth control being created, there’s always a possibility that something may not work right? Well, what we all know for a fact is that complications can happen when taking birth control regardless of which form you take. There will always be a risk when taking it, but what if the risks and side effects of birth control are too extreme? What if the horror stories are true? Is your birth control birthing fibroids?
Fibroids and Birth Control: The Facts
Let’s start here, what are fibroids? Fibroids are a type of tumor made from muscle cells and tissue. They mainly develop in a woman’s uterus.
Fortunately, fibroids aren’t usually cancerous and there are chances that women who do develop fibroids, don’t get any symptoms and will not need any type of treatment to deal with them. With that being said, here are a few facts about uterine fibroids:
- Fibroids are very common, actually one of the most common tumors in the reproductive area
- Most of the time, fibroids are found during a pelvic exam
- Women who are closer to menopause are at a higher risk of developing fibroids than women who are not
So what about BC? Well, birth control is a type of contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. It comes in 3 different forms, the pill (the most popular and common), IUD and a shot.
How it works is that these methods contain hormones and these hormones change and control the function of the body’s organs, specifically a woman’s ovaries and uterus.
Many women also use birth control to help regulate heavy and painful menstrual cycles. So as beneficial as birth control might seem, can it cause fibroids?
Though there has been no research found for high dosages, it’s been said that low dosages of birth control do NOT