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I have breast soreness after starting birth control

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably normal: Breast tenderness after starting birth control is a normal condition. Anytime you have a hormonal change, your breasts respond and can become sore. If... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Breast sorness & BCP: Sore breasts after starting bcp's is most likely due to the estrogen. At your age consider switching to a lower dose pell.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Preg test: If you are concerned about pregnancy you shoul do an at home test. Chest pain that is otherwise unexplained, depending on duration, associated symptom... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mikael Brisinger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Probably normal: Breast tenderness is almost always from hormonal changes like the pill. The only other thing to worry about is pregnancy. If there's even a remote cha... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Possibly: Yes. Breast soreness and tenderness can be a side effect of oral contraceptives.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Could be normal: See a doctor. You need a breast exam and possibly imaging studies.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Estrogen: Birth control pills often result in slightly higher-than-normal estrogen levels. One symptom of high estrogen levels is swollen, tender breasts. Thi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Ovulating now: If you're not taking birth control now you are probably ovulating now. That means your hormones are going through many more ups and downs, and can cau... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take a test : If someone is pregnant enough to be having symptoms then that means their hormone level is high enough to be detected on a home pregnnacy test. Go ahe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You may watch and wait as i... Read More

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