Would combined oral contraceptive pills be recommended if a woman has a fatty liver? #608/14

If one has a fatty liver, can she take combined oral contraceptive pills (COCps)?


A pill with only a progestin (progestin-only pill) would be preferable to a combined birth control pill.


A Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD would be appropriate as would a Nexplanon implant.

Severe obesity is more the cause of a fatty liver than alcohol.  How much do you weigh and what is your height?


Where do you stand today?



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Key Words:  fatty liver, combined oral contraceptives, progestin –only pills, preferable, Mirena IUD (levonorgestrel), appropriate, Nexplanon implant

Posted 7-7-2014, Updated 7-14-2014, Updated 8-7-2014




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August 7, 2014