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West Chester, PA
A 19-year-old female asked:

Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. i am in the middle of second pack of pills. does this mean im ovulating? is it normal?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not ovulating: The pill works by preventing ovulation so unless you are taking it incorrectly you should be ok. Breast tenderness may be a side effect of the pill but should then improve as you continue the pill. It is not a sign of ovulation.

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Last updated May 7, 2014

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