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What are the disadvantages of the birth control pill?

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Dr. John Sunyecz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Irrregular bleeding

While acclimating to the pill, many women will have irregular bleeding.
Also, compliance with the pill is necessary to ensure effectiveness. Rare side effects, such as blood clots, heart attack and stroke are rare in most healthy individuals, but need to be reviewed with all patients, including symptoms to look for, etc.

In brief: Irrregular bleeding

While acclimating to the pill, many women will have irregular bleeding.
Also, compliance with the pill is necessary to ensure effectiveness. Rare side effects, such as blood clots, heart attack and stroke are rare in most healthy individuals, but need to be reviewed with all patients, including symptoms to look for, etc.
Dr. John Sunyecz
Dr. John Sunyecz
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Side effects

Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time.
Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs.

In brief: Side effects

Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time.
Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One serious potential risk, although rare, is an increased risk of blood clots in your legs or traveling to your lungs.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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