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Pill Side Effects

Pill Side Effects

Pill Side Effects

There are various side effects from the birth control pill. Sometimes people can have a slight breast tenderness and/or cramping and bloating, but that typically resolves after the first few months of taking the pill. Some also may experience menstrual headaches with the birth control pill and this may require you to see your provider and consider a different form of birth control as an option. Also, the dosage of medication in the birth control pill may need to be adjusted depending on your response - that is if you have irregular bleeding that is not resolved with initial efforts of a birth control pill, as there are various different dosages.

Doctor Profile

Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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