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What are side affects of the pill ?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varied

Some women note breast tenderness, bloating, nausea, irregular bleeding during the first 3 months of the pill.
If these persist or are intolerable, you can try a different pill. Dangerous but very rare side effects are blood clots, stroke. These are more common with a family history or if you smoke and are older than 35. All side effects and complications are far less than those of pregnancy.

In brief: Varied

Some women note breast tenderness, bloating, nausea, irregular bleeding during the first 3 months of the pill.
If these persist or are intolerable, you can try a different pill. Dangerous but very rare side effects are blood clots, stroke. These are more common with a family history or if you smoke and are older than 35. All side effects and complications are far less than those of pregnancy.
Dr. Annette Fineberg
Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: Pill side effects

Generally birth control pill side effects are very mild - perhaps a little nausea.
Over time your periods may lighten in duration and flow. You may experience a slight weight gain as well over time. Also - certain pills have a beneficial effect on acne. Also - moodiness and menstrual irregularities sometimes are reduced with the pill. Your doctor should be able to review..

In brief: Pill side effects

Generally birth control pill side effects are very mild - perhaps a little nausea.
Over time your periods may lighten in duration and flow. You may experience a slight weight gain as well over time. Also - certain pills have a beneficial effect on acne. Also - moodiness and menstrual irregularities sometimes are reduced with the pill. Your doctor should be able to review..
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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