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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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 take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

What happens if take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

Breast Growth Pills: I know of no FDA approved pills specifically given for breast enlargment. It is true that in many women birth control pills do cause endlargment of your breasts. See the advice of your OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only : There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What what kind of program should I be to prevent breast cancer other than take birth control pills?

What what kind of program should I be to prevent breast cancer other than take birth control pills?

No: Oral contraception doesn't cause cancer. Some breast cancers have receptors to estrogen and Progesterone so ocp should not be used only if the patient has a hx for breast cancer. Hope the info helps. ...Read more

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Will taking of birth control pills increase my risk of having a benign breast tumor again? I had 1 excised last week. Its my 1st time to take the pill

Will taking of birth control pills increase my risk of having a benign breast tumor again?
I had 1 excised last week.
Its my 1st time to take the pill

See below: It is difficult to predict the course in an individual patient. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/hormones/oral-contraceptives-fact-sheet For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would i feel or what would happen to my body if i take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

Could you tell me what would i feel or what would happen to my body if i take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

This does not make s: Your question does not make much sense to me. Do you now have breast cancer or you just imagining things ? Once there is a diagnosis of breast cancer made, we ask patients to avoid taking hormone pills, if possible. ...Read more

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Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

No major risks: Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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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