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9 Most Common Side Effects Of Using Birth Control Pills

The pill is a contraceptive method. It works by preventing the body from producing an egg, preventing sperm from fertilizing it and thereby preventing pregnancy. Birth control tablets are divided into two groups. Mini pills contain only progestin, whereas combo pills contain both oestrogen and progestin.

Birth control pills alter a person's hormone levels, which can have a number of harmful consequences. These symptoms usually go away after 2–3 months, however they can remain longer. People have a wide range of side effects, and different tablets have distinct negative consequences. Side symptoms including as spotting, nausea, breast soreness, and headaches are common.

Some of the side effects of taking these medications are listed below. The following are the details:

1. Intervals of spotting

Vaginal bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods is referred to as spotting or breakthrough bleeding. A tiny amount of blood or brown discharge may appear.

The most common side effect of birth control pills is spotting. As the body adjusts to changing hormone levels and the uterus adjusts to having a thinner lining, this happens.

It is possible to avoid bleeding between periods by taking the tablet as directed, which is usually every day at the same time.


When taking the pill for the first time, some people suffer slight nausea, but this normally disappears quickly. It's possible that taking the pill with food or at sleep will be effective.

Birth control should not make people sick all of the time. It is best to see a doctor if the nausea is severe or lasts for several months.

3. Tenderness in the breasts

Tender breasts are a common side effect of birth control tablets, especially when they are first started. Wearing a supportive bra can help to lessen breast soreness.

The hormones in the pill can promote breast development as well as increased breast sensitivity.

4. Headaches and migraines

Hormones found in birth control pills may cause or aggravate headaches and migraines.

Changes in female sex hormones can cause migraine headaches (oestrogen and progesterone). Symptoms differ depending on the amount and type of pill consumed. For example, low-dose drugs are less likely to cause this symptom.

5. Emotional shifts

Hormones play a big role in a person's mood and emotions. Hormone levels may fluctuate as a result of taking the tablet, which might affect a person's mood.

Individuals who are concerned about mood fluctuations should consult with their doctor. Switching to a new tablet may help if the symptoms are caused by the medicine.

6. Periods missed

Periods that are exceedingly light or skipped may occur as a result of birth control pills. This is because of the hormones present.

7. Reduced libido

The pill may reduce sex drive, or libido, in some people. Hormonal changes are to blame for this. Others may experience an increase in libido.

Vaginal discharge is number eight.

Changes in vaginal discharge may occur when on the pill. This could be caused by a change in the amount of lubricant in the vaginal canal or a change in the discharge's quality.

Changes in the Eyes (number 9)

Certain studies have connected hormonal changes brought on by the pill to an increase in corneal thickness. This doesn't necessarily mean you're at danger for eye disease, but it could mean your contact lenses aren't as pleasant as they once were.

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Medical News Today is the source of this information.

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