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What are some side effects of birth control?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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