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Estradiol And Breast Growth
Just started Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. How long does it normally take to see breast growth?
Varies: In my experience it has been 4 to 6 months. ...Read more
Hi, im looking to go back on the contraceptive pill mainly for breast growth and weight gain. I was wondering if dianette and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do this?
Oral birth control: At 18, your weight and breast size have not reached normal proportions of adulthood. Oral contraceptives in low doses (such as Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) will not effectively change your breast size or weight. You can try, but don't be disappointed if you do not see results to your liking. If you are sexually active, the "benefits" are limited to very secure birth control. ...Read more
Increasing size: Things that can increase breast size: weight gain, liposuction of body (studies show gains of up to cup size after Lipo of abdomen), fat injections to breast, breast implants, external tissue expansion (Bravia you can google), and pregnancy. That probably wasn't exactly what you were looking or hoping for. Hope it helps though. ...Read more
Please Clarify: Many people who are transgendered or have a gender identity that makes them want their body to change will do very dangerous and potentially harmful things to themselves rather than seek out good and understanding and expert medical care. If you wouldn't mind sending me or telling me more about your personal story and needs I can help you find this expert care. ...Read more
I stated taking Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) at a high dosage and my breasts have grown significantly and I have gained about 20 lbs. What is happening and what should I do?
Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal
Have been on TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for the last year and a half, began my new pack 4 days ago and am now experiencing very swollen breasts. Is this normal?
Breast tenderness: Breast tenderness can be caused by many things. Weight gain, hormonal changes, diet changes, exercise changes, ill fitting bras, caffeine intake and others are a few of the typical common causes. If you continue to be concerned then schedule a visit for a breast exam. ...Read more
That is not the purp: Purpose of that pill, it could possibly make them larger or not but at your age you should be on a lowest dose pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more
What to do if I am taking the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill. Is it normal to feel that my breast is burning?
No: You may feel fullness but burning is not a usual symptom. ...Read more
Probably: Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more
I've been on Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for a while and rarely have a period. 3 days ago I started dark/brown spotting and my breasts are swollen. Should I be alarmed?
Breast swelling and tenderness and spotting in between periods is a listed side effect of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)
But you said that you rarely have a period. With Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) you are supposed to have a period every month
Consult your Gynecologist if you rarely have a period ...Read more
No magic pill: Unfortunately there is no medication, either prescribed or natural that can increase your breast size safely. At 18 years old your breasts have essentially reached their final volume. They will likely increase with weight gains, pregnancy and breastfeeding, but surgical breast augmentation is the only safe way to enhance your breast volume. ...Read more
Will the birth control pill nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) increase my breasts size?
How long would it take until my breast start growing while on the pill yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
Maybe never: Birth control pills seldom cause a measurable increase in your breasts size. ...Read more
I am on Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and for the last 2-3 my breast have been sore/tender. This is my second pack.?
Side effect: This is in all probabilities is related to your pills. It can cause sore&tender breasts ...Read more
Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.
PCOS: It is true that you need a proper balance of estrogen and Progesterone to achieve normal breast development in a women. However, there are other factors affectiing the breasts including the hormones prolactin and growth hormone. It is true that there is increased lh in pcos but this usually increases testosterone (one of the hallmarks of pcos). ...Read more
Is it normal to gain weight on norethisterone 5mg \u0026#40;a pill 3 times a day\u0026#41;, using it for 2 weeks now + yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 20 days? Will I lose them when stop the pill? Also having breast pain?
Possibly: There's no absolute pattern; many women claim to gain weight when taking progestins. Is it the pills for sure? Hard to say. It's reasonable you might gain water weight, this will drop once you stop the medicine. Progestins do not make you gain mass (fat), so this would not be caused by meds and would likely not go away on stopping. ...Read more
Had hyster at 32, ovaries removed. On estradiol 1 mg daily for HRT. Told its needed and safe. No breast cancer risk for estrogen only!? Is this true?
No breast Ca risk: Question is raised as to rationale of total hysterectomy at 32. Hormone therapy is indicated but has no relationship to the induction of breast Cancer. There latter is induced in most patients by viral transformation thru the Wnt gene and not ingestion of hormones. Fire is not caused by spilling gasoline on paper. The paper must be on fire and Ca must be present in breast for stimulation. ...Read more
I'm on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for about 6weeks now, and I see a huge difference in breast and nipple enlargement. My breasts are also very tender. Is this normal?
Breast changes: As birth control pills work by tricking your body into believing that it is already pregnant and therefore preventing its release of another egg, your body experiences similar changes that you would see in pregnancy such as the enlargement of your breasts. This may be a welcome or unwelcome change that you can discuss with your doctor to adjust dose or discuss different options. Still normal. ...Read more
I have been on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) ocp for 3 mnths now. And my left breast has a painful feeling, feels like in the mid. Don't know what it is. Is this normal?
Yes: Breast tenderness is a listed common side effect for this drug combination. ...Read more
I have hairs around my nipples and no breast development. Estradiol level was 29.6pg/ml on my 4th mens day. My period is almost regular. What should I do
See your doctor: See your ob-gyn or doctor for eval. Some hair around the nipple can be normal and if you have regular periods that means your hormone levels must be in the normal range and working okay. As for no breast tissue, this is best evaluated with exam and review of your family history. ...Read more
I 've been on estrace (estradiol) since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign per mri/biopsy. Should I stop estrace (estradiol)?
Not necessarily.: If I may rephrase your question, does your breast biopsy result warrant stopping estrace (estradiol)? Answering this requires knowing your specific biopsy results, and is best answered by the doctor that ordered your biopsy and the doctor that prescribed your estrace (estradiol). ...Read more
Will the birth control pill nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) increase my breast size at all?
Breasts and OCP: All combination hormonal contraceptives can cause an increase in breast size. ...Read more
Left breast sore/swollen on the left side. Period not due for 2 weeks and have been on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) b/c, pain just started last night, should I wait it out?
Yes: Make sure there are no "lumps or bumps" first. ...Read more
Been on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birthcontrol for 13 days. I am having very sore breasts and nc ipples, nausea, and cramping. Is this normal?
BCP side effects: These are unfortunately rather common side effects of birth control pills, especially in cycle or two of starting the pill. You should feel better with time. ...Read more