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Doctor insights on: Breast Swelling And Birth Control Pills

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How long does it take for breasts to swell when on birth control pills?

How long does it take for breasts to swell when on birth control pills?

Within a few days: Your breasts will respond to the estrogen-like component of your birth control pills within 24 hours to a few days. You may experience tenderness, swelling, or even some clear nipple discharge -- all of this is normal. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Do birth control pills give you bigger or rounder breasts?

Do birth control pills give you bigger or rounder breasts?

Breasts & OCPs: Some women do find that oral contraceptives increase their breast size a little. For most women it is no more then 1/2 a cup size. ...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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Do estrogen-containing birth control pills enlarge breasts?

Do estrogen-containing birth control pills enlarge breasts?

Possibly: Depends on how much estrogen, the higher the estrogen the more chance it can enlarge the breats but it can also cause other non desirable effects , you should not be taking bc pills to enlatrge the breast, and at your age the lower the estrogen dose the safer, the lowest combo pill is loloestrin , only 10 mcg estrogen- safer for women in their 40s less chance blood clot , ht attack, stroke. ...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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more