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Cramps starting birth control

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Give it time: Usually cramps improve after starting the pill, mostly because menstrual flow is decreased. Since you are just starting you should wait a few cycles... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Hormones: Sometines the type of hormones and the concentration can make you have more cramps in the back or even have intermenstrual periods or spoting.This is ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills can certainly give you cramps, especially as your body adjusts to it.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Menstrual cramps: If her period is already regular taking ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) 1 day before her period starts might prevent the cramps , but now she is on ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Could...: Yes they could. You might also experience some spotting in the beginning which usually gets better after you have been taking them for few weeks. If y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The oral contraceptive is the first choice to relieve your symptoms. A 2nd choice is a GnRh Agonist medication that will stop your periods for up to s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual for birth control pills to make the cramping worse. It could be caused by the type of Progesterone in the pill not being right for you,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
After you have: Seen your obgyn for a workup, and make sure nothing strange is going on pills can work great to prevent cramps and u can take the pill continuos so u ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
The Pill: Oral contraceptives stop ovulations and inhibit the release of hormones during the menstrual cycle. This can help with menstrual cramps, and definitel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
2 cycles: It may take two - three cycles to be sure, if not helping let your doctor know, as other problems may exist such as endometriosis

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