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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 have been using birth control pills for 2 yrs,apcod for 6 months for PCOS. Now i have back pain and can't sleep. Is the medication affectng my kidney?

Not likely: It is not likely that birth control pills are the result of kidney pain and insomnia. I would schedule a visit with a primary care doctor to begin the evaluation of these two issues. ...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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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

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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