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What are the side effects of taking birth control?

What are the side effects of taking birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...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


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What are the negative side effects of taking birth control, if any?

What are the negative side effects of taking birth control, if any?

See below: BCP's can increase the risk of cardiovascular events, hypertension and veinous thrombosis. However, the risk is slight except for certain patients, and is significantly less than the risks associated with pregnancy.
Smokers over age 35 should avoid the pill. Data on risk of breast CA is conflicting, but risk is low. The pill lowers risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. http://bit. Ly/1EJ4M7W ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should stop taking my birth control (having side effects)?

Please tell me if I should stop taking my birth control (having side effects)?

Don't stop, change: Brand or hormone ratios, being pregnant more dangerous than side effects unless inactive sexually. ...Read more

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I started taking birth control about 2 months ago, how to deal with problems with side effects?

I started taking birth control about 2 months ago, how to deal with problems with side effects?

Which ones?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I stopped taking birth control two months ago could I have side effects now?

Can you tell me if I stopped taking birth control two months ago could I have side effects now?

No: The pill is cleared from your system long ago. What can happen though is that your cycles may take a while to come back regular and normal. ...Read more

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Am taking birth control for endo. How do you know if it is working well? Feel side effects never get better. 7th pkg now. Should I try to change?

Am taking birth control for endo. How do you know if it is working well? Feel side effects never get better. 7th pkg now. Should I try to change?

If you feel: No better, then it is not working. Talk with your doctor about no improvement; there are other treatments for endometriosis. If your doctor cannot or will not offer an alternate solution, you could consider a second opinion. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I currently was on birth control for the past 2 months, but stopped taking it yesterday. Is there any side effects that could happen? Or any harm?

I currently was on birth control for the past 2 months, but stopped taking it yesterday. Is there any side effects that could happen? Or any harm?

Birth control: Nothing may happen but you now have a chance of becoming pregnant. You must wait to see when you period will resume. OCP can increase your risk of cancer and stroke. If you developed weight gain, mood swings or hypertension, these should resolve. ...Read more

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Common side effects of birth control?

Common side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are birth control bill side effects?

That should be: A discussion u have with the doc who prescibes the pill for u you can go to many web sites and read about possible side effects, many women have no side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects about going off birth control?

Side effects about going off birth control?

Pregnancy: Birth control pills are out of your system within 7 days. There are no side effects of stopping them. You will just go back to your own body's natural hormone production. Use condoms or start a different method if you are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of birth control?

What are the side effects of birth control?

Possible side effect: Include: breast swelling, nausea, headaches, moodiness, weight changes - but these are usually mild and often go away after time. Some positive side effects can be: less acne, less ovarian cysts, less menstrual pain, lighter, very predictable periods. The risks (which are pretty rare) are: blood clots in legs/lungs; increased risk of strokes/heart attacks in high risk patients. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of birth control?

What are some side effects of birth control?

Several: The most serious risks are clots in the veins or stroke in patients with migraines with aura. Side effects can include break-through bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood swings, change in libido, or weight gain. Fortunately, both risks and side effects are rare with modern birth control pills and many side effects can be avoided by changing to a different pill. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the birth control shot?

What are the side effects of the birth control shot?

Birth control: Mild mood changes depending on the type of hormone combination used & doses. ...Read more

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What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

What are some extreme side effects of birth control?

Side effects of BCP: The most severe side effects are do to the estrogenic component which causes increased coagulation of the blood and can result in a thrombus (clott) or an embolus (breaking loose of a clot). ...Read more

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Are there any birth control with fewer side effects?

Are there any birth control with fewer side effects?

Fewer than what?: It would be helpful to know what you are on now. Can you ask the question again with this information? Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

What are some abnormal side effects of birth control?

Blood clots: Most birth control is expected to have some very mild side effects such as acne or mild irritability but the more concerning very rare side effect is the possibility of increased coagulability which can lead to the development of a blood clot in the legs, called a dvt. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the birth control side effects?

Can you please describe the birth control side effects?

Potential side: Effects depend on which type of birth control method you are using. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of stopping birth control?

Biggest risk: preg: Fertility returns quickly after you stop birth control, so if you don't want to be pregnant, don't have a gap between birth control methods. For some methods, such as the shot, periods may be slightly delayed after stopping. ...Read more

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What are typical side effects that come with birth control?

Side effects: These can vary from patient to patient. Some feel nothing while others will have symptoms of breast tenderness and pregnancy symptoms. Usually these symptoms go away after continued use. ...Read more

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What are normal side effects of coming off of birth control?

Mostly none: Most women go back to regular periods right away, but for some, the period may be slightly delayed. If you want to get pregnant, see your doctor if period doesn't come back in 3 months. Also take prenatal vitamins. If you don't want to get pregnant, use another method. ...Read more

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How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more

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What will be safe birth control methods without any side effects.

Eat an apple: Eat an apple instead of having sex. :)
Abstinence of one form or another is the only safe birth control method without any possibility of side-effects. Periodic abstinence means that you avoid intercourse during your fertile window. Methods with minimal side effects would be Condoms, diaphragms and sponges. Most other birth-control methods may have side effects but are generally safe. ...Read more

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What side effects can one have when you stop using birth control?

What side effects can one have when you stop using birth control?

Pregnancy: You can now become pregnant after your body restores its natural hormone control.
You could take a few weeks to get your period back again. Might have spotting, cramps, and sometimes no problems at all. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are immediate side effects of birth control?

The immediate: Potential side effects are determined by what form of birth control you are using. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more