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I Have Breast Soreness After Starting Birth Control
Probably normal: Breast tenderness after starting birth control is a normal condition. Anytime you have a hormonal change, your breasts respond and can become sore. If you have any lumps or dusharge from your breasts, this should be evaluated by your doctor. The breast tenderness should improve over time.
Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more
Breast sorness & BCP: Sore breasts after starting bcp's is most likely due to the estrogen. At your age consider switching to a lower dose pell.
Sharp and sore pain upper inner right breast. Pain in same place. I'm on birth control I was off for one month and recently started up again?
I'm taking 91 day jolessa birth control and my breast stay really sore and tender. Is that normal?
I have been on birth control for a month with no side effects. After a month and a week, I am now experiencing sore breasts. Is this normal?
Possibly: Yes. Breast soreness and tenderness can be a side effect of oral contraceptives.
Ever since I've been on birth control I have had very sore breasts and it feels really right and has knots. Also one boob gotslightly bigger.?
Took two Plan B doses at the beginning of birth control and never missed a pill. 21 pack is done and my breasts slightly hurt when I touch and sore?
Estrogen: Birth control pills often result in slightly higher-than-normal estrogen levels. One symptom of high estrogen levels is swollen, tender breasts. This can be seen with birth control pills or in pregnancy. If it's from the birth control pills, it should get better by the end of the 7 days off. Check w/ your doctor.
I got off birth control a couple months ago and for about the last my breast have become very sore and tender. I'm not sure what could be causing it?
Ovulating now: If you're not taking birth control now you are probably ovulating now. That means your hormones are going through many more ups and downs, and can cause breast soreness. And if you might be pregnant, that can also cause breast soreness.
On birth control. Had sore breasts at the sides for 6 days and not due to stop taking pill for another 5 days. Not normal for me. Too early to test tho?
After being on birth control for months, can bc pills make your breasts sore for one cycle after being side effect free for months?
Yes: This can happen and is common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sore breasts this month after switching to new birth control pill type. Is that normal to happen?
Yes: Some ocp may cause this. If with second foil you feel the same ask your doctor to prescribe ocp with lower estrogen level.
Started birth control a week ago, lately my breast have been really sore. Took Plan B 2 days ago. Is this why their hurting?
Probably: Yes large doses of estrogenic compounds can cause mastodynia (sore breasts). But you note you're 4 weeks pregnant. If that is true, of course the pregnancy can cause mastodynia.
Small amounts of eggwhitecervicalmucus mixed with creamy white. On birth control 2nd pack. Also been having sore breasts. Does this mean I ovulated?
From hormones: Any hormonal method of birth control could possibly cause cramping, sore breasts and nipples. Both the estrogen and Progesterone in bcp can cause this. When this happens to my patients I switch to lower estrogen dose pill and/or to a pill with a different progesterone, and see if that helps.
Yes: See your physician who prescribed you the birth control pills.
Is it normal for birth control to make your breasts tender and sore for 2-3 weeks or do you think I may be pregnet?
Birth Control: Yes. Nearly every female, at some point on birth control has this side effect. You are most likely not pregnant.
I've been taking birth control for a month now. My breast and nipples are extremely sore and hurt. Is this normal?
Will missing birth control pills one month cause side effects the next month? Such as breast heaviness but no soreness?
No: Missing pills one month doesn't have an effect on the following month. Missing pills can change when you have your withdrawal bleeding (menstrual cycle), but after your cycle is complete you don't have to worry about any side effects. Breast heaviness can be side effect of pill, generally, can also be a sign of water retention or weight gain.
I took three doses of birth control in less than 24 hours about a week ago. I have had sore breasts and headaches ever since. Is it my hormone level?
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