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.
Where do you stand today?
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Posted 7-7-2014, Updated 7-14-2014, Updated 8-7-2014