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What are the side affects of taking the pill and does it really help with period pain ?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Helps period pain
The pill (ocp) is commonly used to eliminate or reduce menstrual cramps and is one of the most effective treatments for this condition.
60% women have no side effects. Side effects can be nausea, irregular spotting, or slight weight gain. But also more regular periods w less bleeding & less acne. Smokers over age 35 should not use ocp due to increased risks.

In brief: Helps period pain
The pill (ocp) is commonly used to eliminate or reduce menstrual cramps and is one of the most effective treatments for this condition.
60% women have no side effects. Side effects can be nausea, irregular spotting, or slight weight gain. But also more regular periods w less bleeding & less acne. Smokers over age 35 should not use ocp due to increased risks.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
The birth control pill does help period pains and because it also makes your periods predictable you can augment it with something like Ibuprofen there are side effects but taking the pill is about 10x safer than being pregnant, just to put it in perspective.

In brief: Yes
The birth control pill does help period pains and because it also makes your periods predictable you can augment it with something like Ibuprofen there are side effects but taking the pill is about 10x safer than being pregnant, just to put it in perspective.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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