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Diagnosed with liver hemangioma. Is it safe to take the birth control pills? Is the tumor caused by HCG diet drops?

I was recently diagnosed with a liver hemangioma . I don t know the exact size of it. I read that being on birth control could cause the tumor to grow. Should I stop taking birth control pills ( seasonique )? Also I have recently taken HCG diet drops and think that may be the cause of my liver enzymes being elevated which prompted the sonogram. How dangerous is this hemangioma and should I discontinue taking birth control pill? Could HCG have caused the tumor to grow? And since I am no longer using HCG will the tumor stop growing? Thank you. 43 yr old female
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors in liver. They are usually harmless, however they may cause some pain and/or bleeding if it ruptures.

If it is asymptomatic, leave it as it is. If it causes pain or bleeding, it will be surgically excised.

I recommend that you consult your Gynecologist about choosing another contraceptive method (other than the pills). Stopping the pill, will shrink it's size.


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Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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