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Is lower back pain normal on taking birth control pills?

Is lower back pain normal on taking birth control pills?

No: No, likely another cause (muscular, facet, disc, sacroiliac joint, or other structure is causing this). ...Read more

Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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I have recently switched birth control pills and am having horrible low back pain. Is this normal?

I have recently switched birth control pills and am having horrible low back pain. Is this normal?

Talk to doctor: When switching birth control pills it is not uncommon to have some minor side effects which generally go away in a cycle or two. If it is horrible pain i would speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on my "period" on birth control pills (2nd cycle). It is heavy like it was before being on it. Is it normal to have PMS (cramps, back pain, etc) ?

I am on my "period" on birth control pills (2nd cycle). It is heavy like it was before being on it. Is it normal to have PMS (cramps, back pain, etc) ?

Maybe normal: Pms can be divided into physical symptoms, like you described, and emotional symptoms (moody, anxious). The physical symptoms are directly related to the actual bleeding process, and i would even expect them with a pill "period", especially if it's heavy. Mood symptoms may be worse with a "natural" cycle. Ask your gyn to help you find a pill that makes your periods lighter, or less frequent. ...Read more

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Brown discharge on day 3 of nitrofurantoin mono mac for UTI on day periods due on birth control pills no cramps. Dull back ache normal?

Brown discharge on day 3 of nitrofurantoin mono mac for UTI on day periods due on birth control pills no cramps. Dull back ache normal?

See answer: Nitrofurantion taken for 5-7 days usually a good antibiotic for a simple bladder infection but not a good choice if kidney infection is suspected (fever, chills, flank pain, nausea, feeling sick). Your symptoms of brownish vaginal discharge and dull backache (if low), suggest a gynecological origin unrelated to your UTI (pending or abnormal period, vaginitis, etc). If persists/worsens, call md. ...Read more

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Around how long will I get a real period back after stopping birth control pills?

Around how long will I get a real period back after stopping birth control pills?

4 weeks: Birth control pills are out of your system about 7 days after you stop them. One would expect a period about 4 weeks after cessation. If you are sexually active and do not want to be pregnant consider restarting or starting a different birth control method ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

How much time will it take for my breasts to go back to normal size after getting off birth control pills?

Varies 1-2 months.: Those that do decrease in size, often vary. Could be a month or more and depending on the length and type of BCP. ...Read more

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What happens if I go back on birth control pills will they enhance my breasts like they did the first time?

Most likely: Mostly likely it will. Different BCPs, containing estrogens, will have a greater or lesser degree of breast enlargment ...Read more

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How much do antibiotics really affect birth control pills? After finishing antibiotics how long until back to normal?

How much do antibiotics really affect birth control pills? After finishing antibiotics how long until back to normal?

Definitely affect: All antibiotics can definitely affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. While on antibiotics, you should definitely use a back up method of birth control if you want to avoid becoming pregnant. The rule of thumb to prevent pregnancy is to use a form of back up birth control (e.g., condoms) until your next menstrual period. ...Read more

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I've been taking birth control pills for 2 months now (levest 150/30). Will my natural wetness come back if i come off it?

I've been taking birth control pills for 2 months now (levest 150/30). Will my natural wetness come back if i come off it?

Maybe: At age 39 you are rapidly approaching peri menopausal age ranges with its' declining estrogen states which may affect the resumption of natural vaginal lubrication. ...Read more

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If you are switching birth control pills and switch after your period week, do you have to use a back up birth control method?

No: If you are switching from one brand of BCP to another brand and starting on the day you would normally start a new package, you should have extended coverage. Also, if you have not been on the pill, but start using BC pills within 3-4 days after the onset of menses, that should also be effective without needing back up birth control. A reminder: BCP is not adequate for infection prevention. ...Read more

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Do I have to use back up on birth control pills? Random Day starter

Do I have to use back up on birth control pills? Random Day starter

It depends.: If you're able to start the Pill within the first 7 days of your cycle (day 1=first day of period) you will NOT need a back up form of contraception. Otherwise, you need to be on the Pill for at least 7 days before you can rely on the Pill alone.. At age 17, you may not be ready to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, so please be extra careful. ...Read more

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Time changed. Do i take my birth control pills at time from back then or new time?

Time changed. Do i take my birth control pills at time from back then or new time?

One time change of 1: Hour should not make that much difference. Take them at the time now on daylight savings time that you plan to take them until the time changes again. In other words if you too them at 7 on regular time, take them at 7 on daylight savings time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more