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Sore Breasts This Month After Switching To New Birth Control Pill Type Is That Normal To Happen
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
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?
Marvelon is only bcp or birth control method that works to keep my period more regular, but causes very sore breasts. How to stop pain?
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
I'm on the birth control pill. Skipped 2 periods, and I have very tender breasts with a bumpy texture on my nipples. Pregnancy tests says negative??
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
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?
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?
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
Is it normal to have sore breasts/nipples after getting the Nexplanon birth control implant? (I'm also taking BC pills to help with spotting)
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
Yes: Possible with both.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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
I have just started taking a new birth control pill with the same hormones and doses as my previous pill, yet my breast size has increased a lot. Why?
Generic pills: Generic pills have same dose and hormones but may not be absorbed in same way so you may have different side effects, but they usually resolve. ...Read more
Just took my first birth control pill ever a week ago. Already I notice an increase in size in my breasts. Is this normal to happen so soon?
May occur: Some oral contraceptives may ^ breast size in some women, some of the time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
I took prenatals for two months to get birth control medicines out of my system. I got my periods in the first week I took it, but haven't got it ever since. I have been cramping and have sore breasts for more than two weeks. What should I do?
Difficult to say: You may have ovulated not too long ago or you might be pregnant already. Do a pregnancy test and find out. ...Read more
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.?
Small amounts of eggwhitecervicalmucus mixed with creamy white. On birth control 2nd pack. Also been having sore breasts. Does this mean I ovulated?
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?
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.
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
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
Upper back pain, low fever, headaches, slightly sore breasts, and light cramps. Is this side affects of my birth control?
Birth control: Side effects are not that severe so see your healthcare provider ...Read more
Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?
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
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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