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A 25-year-old female asked:

Just started birth control. having extreme breast tenderness and swelling. will this go away after a while?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it may: This a normal side effect and most of the time it goes away or get better and tolerable.
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Possibly: First off- can you be pregnant? If so get a serum pregnancy test; if not pregnant, monitor your symptoms, they may resolve more than likely.

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