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Hello, I know you aren't really doctors but I was curious if you ever heard of these situations occuring, a breast lump appearing from birth control pills???

I got checked up by my dr && she felt a lump, she said its a hormonal lump that every women gets around her period, she asked me when I had it I said its coming (I am On my inactives) && I told her im on birth control she said there is nothing to worry about, But I heard bcp causes breast lumps && in other places I heard that they are used to get rid of breast lumps

Either way since it hurts it cannot be cancerous so its horomonal most def, I'm guessing I'm hoping I'm just really hoping its not from the bcp because I don't want to get off but my breast is hurting me right now && I know I know go to a dr && I alreayd made my app to see my gyno next week when my period is done because my pcp said it should be gone by then if its hormonal related to period, which is what I hope it is, point is what do you think it is? have u heard of it happening? can the pill really cause it, I am so worried... i can't have intercourse without the pill its like an extra comfort I have basically you know (we use condoms of course also)Thanks for ur time

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In my opinion, pain that keeps you from carrying on with your everyday activities is not okay. A breast that's a little sore - whatever. A breast that makes you decide to forgo underwires for a day - okay. Breast pain that affects the way you walk, breathe, or move your arms - bad. If that last is what you've got, I'd say give your GYN a call and see if she can squeeze you in this week to take a look at the problem.

It's good that you're seeing your GYN next week, but if you and she determine that this is caused by the pill, *in my opinion*, it's not okay for this to happen every month.

The good news is that the pill you are on now is not your only birth control option. There are other pills. There's the patch and the ring, which are lower dose and more localized. There are IUDs, some of which don't have hormonal components at all.

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