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Sore breasts this month after switching to new birth control pill type. Is that normal to happen?

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. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

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


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Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Sore breasts mid cycle, but on mono birth control pill. I am in the middle of second pack of pills. Does this mean im ovulating? Is it normal?

Not ovulating: The pill works by preventing ovulation so unless you are taking it incorrectly you should be ok. Breast tenderness may be a side effect of the pill but should then improve as you continue the pill. It is not a sign of ovulation. ...Read more

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I have blue veins on my breasts and they have been sore for a few weeks. I am on my period now and also on the birth control pill. Why are they sore?

I have blue veins on my breasts and they have been sore for a few weeks. I am on my period now and also on the birth control pill. Why are they sore?

Maybe you need to: Check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. If both tests are negative, and you have a period, then you know you are not pregnant. Breast tenderness can also come from hormonal imbalance and overstimulation, or infection if it is just one breast. ...Read more

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Is having sore breasts and tenderness a normal symptom while taking birth control pills? I'm on 2nd month taking them.

Is having sore breasts and tenderness a normal symptom while taking birth control pills? I'm on 2nd month taking them.

Yes: Many women will have some breast tenderness for a short period of time after starting the pill. For most of them it gradually goes away. ...Read more

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Is it normal for birth control pills to cause nausea sore breasts weird metal taste in mouth? I am on my second month so is my body still adapting?

Is it normal for birth control pills to cause nausea sore breasts weird metal taste in mouth? I am on my second month so is my body still adapting?

Yes: It usually takes at least 3 months for a body to adapt to a contraceptive pill. If you are still experiencing these symptoms after three months, return to your gynecologist for follow-up. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Take a test: If someone is pregnant enough to be having symptoms then that means their hormone level is high enough to be detected on a home pregnnacy test. Go ahead and take one.
Breast soreness is caused by many other things other than pregnancy. I suspect your test will be negative. ...Read more

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Sore breasts after switching to continuous birth control. Started the meds right before my period therefore I didn't have one. Is the pain normal?

Sore breasts after switching to continuous birth control. Started the meds right before my period therefore I didn't have one. Is the pain normal?

Yes: Anytime you change your hormonal status it can affect the breast tissue and tenderness is one of the most common side effects reported. Once you are adjusted to the new BC the effect should go away - probably in 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Hi, I don't know what is going on with my body Firstly, my period came a week early and was lighter than normal although it lasted a week and I wasn't having bad cramps I missed a couple of my birth control pills I have sore breasts and feel sick, a

Hi, I don't know what is going on with my body Firstly, my period came a week early and was lighter than normal although it lasted a week and I wasn't having bad cramps I missed a couple of my birth control pills I have sore breasts and feel sick, a

Missing pills: Missing birth control pills commonly causes a period to start early, and can cause other menstrual irregularity. Anytime you miss more than one pill in a pack of pills, you should stop taking the pills, discard that pack, and wait until after your next period starts and then start a new pack of pills. If you are concerned about possibility of pregnancy do a pregnancy test, but it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a new breast lump be the result of starting a new birth control pill?

Can a new breast lump be the result of starting a new birth control pill?

Sometimes: Hormonal medications in some women can cause breast tenderness & swelling. Sometimes fibrocystic tender nodules or breast cysts can form with the hormonal changes. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe breast tenderness after being on the birth control pill?

Is it normal to have severe breast tenderness after being on the birth control pill?

Can be common: Breasts swelling +/- tenderness is very common around menstruation; swelling and bloating is usually lowest right after your period is done. Women on long term birth control are often surprised by symptoms when they get off the pill. Otoh I don't think 'severe' is ever totally nromal, so see your doctor in person for confirmation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe breast tenderness after being on the birth control pill for 3 days?

Yes: Birth control pills may cause breast tenderness. If this does not go away after a couple of months, you should contact your physician. They may prescribe a different pill and will likely perform a physical exam. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Preg test: If you are concerned about pregnancy you shoul do an at home test. Chest pain that is otherwise unexplained, depending on duration, associated symptoms, history, and exam, needs to be evaluated if no obvious cause. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Few months into using birth control for first time (to regulate periods) and since using them have developed sore breasts and bulging veins on body.?

See below: Birth control pills can cause breast soreness. This tends to decrease after being on the pill for a while. Birth control pills may also contribute the the formation of varicose veins and spider veins. It may be possible for your physician to switch you to a lower dose pill which may reduce side effects. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It might be: The oral contraceptive pill uses hormones to go back to the pituitary causes it to prevent ovulation. This gland is located just under the brain just above where the optic nerves cross, so headaches and sore breasts are possible form the temporary elevated hormone dosage. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & I've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & I've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

Birth Control!: Actually, you may have answered your own question. There are different types of hormonal birth control. Some have estrogen and progestin, others just progestin. Both are capable of altering a cycle and causing sore bresats as your body "adapts" to the medication. It is usually nothing to stress about. Keep with your bc plans, and use it as directed.
A negative preg test is reassurring. ...Read more

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Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

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. ...Read more

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Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Pregnancy test need: The only way to know for sure whether this is pregancy vs an abnormal cycle or cycles is to get a pregnancy test. A urine test may be adequate but a blood (serum) test is more accurate, particularly with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...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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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