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Can you get severe cramps on both sides and back on your period if you are bcp

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely, no: A week or 2 before your period is a little early to get pre-menstrual symptoms. It's normal on the birth control pill to get some pre-menstrual sympto ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Garner
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The pill usually decreases the amount of cramps you have.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
BCP ovulation: BCP should suppress ovulation You have to take them correctly basically around the same time every day and not miss doses. Pain may be gas or vaginal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Butters
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Yes: Yes you can definitely still get cramps during your period while on the contraceptive pill . Dont change to a higher dose because of your age and beca ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Some women do: Have bad cramps either a week or several days before their period, but by age 22, I would have expected that you would have experienced this before, a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: When a woman takes 2 (or more) bcp packs back to back it is common to have some spotting, called break through bleeding. Some women can have odd sym ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Irregular cycle: may be due to normonal fluctuations with subsequent cramping and old menstrual blood. Tyr advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic for control of ble ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
No reason: to think that you are pregnant if you are taking the bcp as directed. The cramps could come from many different things including the hormones from the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Yes.: See your doctor for follow up.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe normal: Pms can be divided into physical symptoms, like you described, and emotional symptoms (moody, anxious). The physical symptoms are directly related to ... Read More

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