My sister has PCOS, and was put on birth control to help with the cysts and irregular periods. She was told by her doctor on several occasions that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for her to become pregnant (she's 22). The pills had the desired effect of regulating her period... And during a stressful time where she forgot to take her pill, she accidentally became pregnant! At the same time she has a cyst which the doctors are monitoring.
I suffered liver problems after being on oral contraceptives for about
6 years. Since anyone with Crohn's is already at higher risk for liver issues, I would not recommend staying on the pills for too long, and have your liver function monitored occasionally. Crohn's also puts one at higher risk for PE, and the hormones compounds that as well. Just something to think about
. After what happened to my liver, my sis is hesitant to go back on the contraceptives after the baby is born, so we'll see.
Post Edited (Confused in IL) : 1/13/2008 3:34:43 PM (GMT-7)