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Back Pain Birth Control Pills
No: No, likely another cause (muscular, facet, disc, sacroiliac joint, or other structure is causing this). ...Read more
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
I have recently switched birth control pills and am having horrible low back pain. Is this normal?
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
I was on birth control pills & my period came 1day late but only lasted for 2days & was light. Ever since i've been getting headaches, back pain cramp?
Today at work I dealt with a headache for about 2 hours. At home this evening, I've felt nausea, heat in my neck and sudden lower back pain on my right side. Could this indicate anything serious? I've recently started taking birth control pills again and
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
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
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
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
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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