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Can Birth Control Pills Cause Migrains
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
Hello, I am current 5 days late for my period. 3 days before my expected period I had a two day migraine. My last period was November 19th and I am normally no longer than a 30 day cycle. At the end of October I took birth control pills but only for 3 day
This is possible: But pills should not significantly enlarge breasts. ...Read more
Possibly: If you switch bcp the best way to do it is to finish one pack and the next day start the new pack. Sometimes the switch can cause break through bleeding as the body gets used to the different hormone levels in the new pill. Usually this bleeding resolves in 1-2 cycles. If not, see your doctor - the hormones levels may not be right for you. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some women get nausea with birth control - often this gets better if they stay on the medication and it slowly resolves, but some women have continued issues with this. Often taking either in the morning or at bedtime may minimize this. You will have to see how it affects you - i also have patients who never have any issues with this. ...Read more
It's possible: It is possible for birth control pills to cause headaches. Usually they will be mild however some women will get more severe headaches. If they are mild they will typically go away. If not, you can try a different pill. If they are more severe than you should discontinue them and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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