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Eastman, GA
A 25-year-old female asked:

What are the side effects of ortho tri cylen(birth control pills)?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Side effects: Side effects include break through bleeding, headaches, nausea and vomiting.

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Apple Valley, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it bad to take birth control pills? With all those side effects?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Relative: It's all relative. Everything has + ; -. For example, the medicine that people overdose on the most ; end up needing liver transplants for is tylenol (acetaminophen). Doesn't mean you won't use tylenol (acetaminophen). Yes, bcps have some serious side effects but you can minimize some of those by not smoking, losing weight, ; being health with diet ; exercise. The upside of bcps though is not getting pregnant ; clearer skin.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, lighter periods. Occ. There is temporary breast tenderness or nausea - but generally pill is well tolerated.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are common side effects of switching birth control pills?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Depends: Many women switch pills to control breakthrough bleeding, nausea, breast soreness, bloating and other symptoms. Switching pills can result in improvem, ENT or worsening of symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider about which pill is best for you. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error to find out which pill works best for an individual patient.

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