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Birth control question

By Anonymous May 14, 2017 - 2:57pm
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i've been taking birth control for about eight months now and I've never had a problem with sore boobs until my period was about to start but now I'm in the beginning of my ninth month and I'm starting my second week and my boobs have been sore . I take my pill every day at the same time which is 8:00 PM and I've only missed a pill once and that was when I first started . I do have sex without a condom but I make sure he never ejaculates inside me and he always pulls out and comes nowhere near my vagina . I'm concerned about my boobs being sore and I wanted to ask if I should be worried or not or maybe if it's just the hormones changing my body. Or maybe my boobs are growing I don't know .

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Hi Helena, do you think this could be a sign of pregnancy? I take my pill every day on the spot at 8:00PM (sometimes 15 minutes late) so I would hope that would be enough to ensure no babies.

May 16, 2017 - 7:16am
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When taken regularly, which you seem to do, the pill is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. So, the chances are low.


May 16, 2017 - 1:34pm

Dear Anon.

Thank you for your post.

Birth control pills may cause breast enlargement or tenderness. This side effect tends to improve a few weeks after starting the pill, but can last longer. If you are concerned about pregnancy, take a home pregnancy test or contact your doctor about it to ease your mind.


May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
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