Side Effect Of Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills (OCP) are tablets that contain hormones and are used to prevent pregnancy. The common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, breast tenderness, spotting, mood swings, weight gain, decreased sexual desire, and headaches.

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I have gained a lot of weight. Can this be due to my birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have been prescribed by my gynecologist and have taken Larissia and Lutera birth control for four years now because back then, I had incredibly heavy and frequent periods (like a period every two weeks). Since four years, I have gained a lot of weight. Gra...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We can change medicines with little different dose from your next periods. With more progesterone content that will control your excessive menses. Secondly, you need to avoid all spicy and oily foods, butter, cheese, potatoes, high carbohydrate diet, sugar, salt. Try...  Read Full »

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